What in the World Happened in DR Congo?

The first democratic transfer of power to an opposition candidate in six decades of independence is on hold as anxious citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo await the final outcome of elections. A court challenge rather than weekend street protests has dampened immediate fears of widespread political violence. But the influential Catholic Church, which fielded nearly 40,000 observers, has disputed the government's results, and ballots are yet to be cast in two opposition strongholds, including areas hit by Ebola and conflict.

Voters lining up in front of polling stations during Presidential and Legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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