African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJoy and dismay at DR Congo election results The African Union (AU) has called on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to postpone the release of its presidential election results. The pan-African organisation, which aims to promote unity and democracy, says it has “serious doubts” about…

DR Congo election: Sadc proposes unity government

Image copyright AFP Image caption Martin Fayulu insists that he won the 30 December election The southern African regional body Sadc has called for a unity government in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the disputed presidential election. All political leaders should agree a negotiated settlement, it said. Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was declared winner…

Declared Runner-Up Challenges Congo Election Results

The man declared the runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections, Martin Fayulu, said on Saturday that he had filed a court challenge demanding a manual recount of the results. Mr. Fayulu has accused the declared winner, the opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi, and President Joseph Kabila — whose party was adjudged to have…

DR Congo election: Police deploy near home of candidate Martin Fayulu

Image copyright EPA Image caption Armed police patrolled a rally by Fayulu supporters on Friday Security forces have deployed near the residence of opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu in Democratic Republic of Congo. He insists he won last month’s election and is due to file a court petition. Mr Fayulu has demanded a manual recount….

Congo election: Opposition leader Martin Faluyu vows to challenge results in court

Fayulu told CNN the results from the December 30 vote are “not consistent with the truth” and vowed to go to court Saturday morning in the capital of Kinshasa. He was widely expected to win the election but suffered a shocking defeat Thursday when the electoral commission for the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced…

DR Congo election: Defeated candidate vows legal challenge

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Martin Fayulu said the declared winner had been nominated to perpetrate the Kabila regime The defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo’s presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court. Martin Fayulu told the BBC the people of the nation deserved to know the truth of the election, which…

Disputed Congo Election Result Leaves Country on Edge

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo — In the days after Congolese voters went to the polls late last month, as ballots were being counted, the opposition candidate widely believed to have won the presidency offered assurances to the regime that has long ruled the country. “If I am elected, there will not be revenge,” said…

DR Congo presidential election: Church questions results

Image copyright Reuters Image caption There have been jubilant celebrations from Felix Tshisekedi’s supporters The influential Catholic Church has questioned the official results of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial presidential election. Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was named the winner on Thursday. However, the Church, which posted 40,000 election observers, says the result does not…

Congo Presidential Election Results Delayed

Ten days after Congolese voters cast their ballots in their oft-delayed presidential election, the oft-delayed results were at last going to be announced late Wednesday night in Kinshasa, the capital. Riot police officers were deployed, citizens waited anxiously, the hour appointed by the electoral commission — 11 p.m. — came and went. But not a…

Bangladesh election: ‘Gang rape’ suspects detained

Image copyright NurPhoto/Getty Image caption News of the gang rape has sparked protests and anger in Bangladesh A court in Bangladesh has remanded seven men in custody, including a local leader of the governing Awami League party, over a suspected gang rape. The mother of four alleges she was raped by a group of men…