DR Congo Election Marked By Delays, Irregularities

Millions of voters cast ballots in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in a widely anticipated election that could mark the African giant's first democratic transfer of power or tip it further into violence.



Peacekeepers in Beni territory, North Kivu.(file photo)

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Internet, SMS Shutdown Threatens Crediblity of Election

    Deutsche Welle, 1 January 2019

    Internet, SMS messages and media have been restricted for a second day following a chaotic election. The opposition claims the government is committing election fraud. Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Vote Counting Begins

    VOA, 31 December 2018

    Ballot counting is underway in Sunday's long-delayed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo that could mark the country's first peaceful transition of power… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Voters Go to Polls in Long-Delayed Elections

    Deutsche Welle, 30 December 2018

    Voters in Congo are casting ballots in a poll that could bring the country its first peaceful transfer of power since it gained independence. But observers say the threat of… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Election Marked By Delays, Irregularities

    Deutsche Welle, 30 December 2018

    Voters in the DR Congo are voting in an historic election that will shape the future of the turbulent African country. Delays, irregularities and voting problems threaten the… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  DR Congo Goes to the Polls, but Kabila Intends to Stay On

    Deutsche Welle, 30 December 2018

    For two years, elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo were delayed. But now, as the country waits for a new leader, it is clear that Joseph Kabila intends to stay on, writes… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Voting Underway in DR Congo

    RFI, 30 December 2018

    Voting has begun in Democratic Republic of Congo in long-delayed elections amid concerns over violence and technical issues. Voting has been postponed further in Beni, Butembo and… Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Congolese Voters Brave Rain, Chaos to Cast Votes

    RFI, 30 December 2018

    Torrential rain in the capital, long delays at polling stations and broken-down machines have marred the Democratic Republic of Congo's long-awaited polls, but large numbers of… Read more »

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