Supporters of the surprise Democratic Republic of Congo presidential winner have celebrated in the capital as the rival opposition candidate denounced the result as fraudulent.
Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has won the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced.
Leading Democratic Republic of Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu has said his coalition will release its own election results if the ones announced by the electoral commission do not conform to the will of the people.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fuelling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is trying to cling to power.
Scores of polling centres in the Democratic Republic of Congo have failed to open on time for people to cast votes in the presidential election.
People in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun voting in a presidential election that could bring the troubled country’s first peaceful, democratic transfer of power.
Two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, Congo’s health ministry has said, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played.