Hopes rise that DR Congo's elections are in home stretch
Hopes rose on Wednesday that the Democratic Republic of Congo's election saga may have turned a corner after opposition leaders reached out to President Joseph Kabila.
Tense wait for election results in volatile DR Congo
A week after crucial elections to replace long-term president Joseph Kabila, the DR Congo was on tenterhooks Sunday with no date for the announcement of delayed results and just over half of ballots counted. On Saturday, just hours before the scheduled announcement of the provisional outcome, electoral officials said there would be a delay until…
DR Congo on edge as deadline for election result looms
DR Congo was on edge Saturday, just 24 hours ahead of a deadline for announcing preliminary results from last week's crucial presidential election as world powers heaped pressure on Kinshasa to respect voters' wishes. Despite the January 6 deadline, the election commission chief warned earlier this week that publication of the provisional results may well…
DR Congo further delays December 30 poll in two conflict zones
DR Congo on Wednesday announced that key elections due to take place nationwide on December 30 would be postponed to March in two regions troubled by violence. But those delays will not affect the timetable for the presidential ballot, which is being held alongside legislative and provincial elections, the national election commission CENI said. Already…
DR Congo to vote in end-of-an-era poll
Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under controversial President Joseph Kabila.
Influential church on election stump in DR Congo
The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month's watershed presidential election to chose a successor to veteran leader Joseph Kabila. Addressing several thousand attending mass, new archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo, made a "vibrant appeal to the patriotic conscience of our people ...…
UN council urges peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo
The UN Security Council on Monday welcomed President Joseph Kabila's decision to not seek re-election in the Democratic Republic of Congo and said the polls must now lead to a peaceful transfer of power.
DR Congo's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for election
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government said on Wednesday. The announcement came just hours before the deadline for lodging applications for the December 23 election -- a vote analysts say is crucial for the country's…
DR Congo's Kabila to stand down ahead of election
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in upcoming elections, the government said on Wednesday.
Disputed DR Congo president in election move
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila, whom critics accuse of seeking an illegal third term in office, has been named as a leading figure in a campaign group for the vast African country's upcoming elections.