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Congo police executed 27 in anti-gang operation - Human Rights Watch

21 Feb 2019

KINSHASA An international rights group on Thursday accused Congolese police of summarily executing at least 27 people, some of whom were bound, strangled and mutilated in a crackdown on gangs in the capital Kinshasa last year.

New Congo president Tshisekedi calls for unity after divisive election

25 Jan 2019

KINSHASA Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi called for national reconciliation on Thursday as he became Democratic Republic of Congo's president, succeeding Joseph Kabila in Congo's first transfer of power via an election in 59 years of independence. | Video

Congo political crisis deepens as top court rejects vote challenge

21 Jan 2019

KINSHASA Congo's political standoff deepened on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader. | Video

Congo political crisis deepens as top court rejects vote challenge

20 Jan 2019

KINSHASA Congo's political standoff deepened on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader. | Video

UPDATE 5-Congo political crisis deepens as top court rejects vote challenge

20 Jan 2019

* African Union delegation to visit on Monday (Adds postponement of African Union visit)

How Kabila's election strategy unraveled in Congo

19 Jan 2019

KINSHASA In Kinshasa's lush Botanical Garden, the scene was set to celebrate the election of the man Joseph Kabila had chosen to replace him as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

African Union cites 'serious doubts', urges delay to final Congo election result

18 Jan 2019

ADDIS ABABA/KINSHASA The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.

Runner-up in Congo poll dispute launches court appeal

15 Jan 2019

KINSHASA Lawyers for the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's disputed election exhorted the nation's highest court on Tuesday to order a recount of a poll they say was rigged.

Congo should recount presidential election vote: Southern African bloc

13 Jan 2019

KINSHASA An influential African bloc urged Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to recount votes cast in its disorganised presidential election, raising pressure on Kinshasa to ensure the legitimacy of the next government and avert widespread violent unrest.

Catholic Church rejects Congo vote result, loser decries 'coup'

11 Jan 2019

KINSHASA The Catholic Church rejected the official result of Congo's presidential election on Thursday and the loser denounced a "coup", dashing hopes that the country could stage the first uncontested transfer of power in its 59 years of independence. | Video

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