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Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo opposition calls for protests as top court rejects vote challenge

Congo's top court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi's contested presidential election win on Sunday, drawing a rebuke from the second-placed candidate who declared himself leader and called for demonstrations.

UN: At least 890 people killed in western Congo, according to reports

UN: At least 890 people killed in western Congo, according to reports

At least 890 people were killed over three days in mid-December in western Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Opposition leader wins Congo vote as opponent cries foul

Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was on Thursday declared the winner of the troubled country's presidential election, but another opposition candidate cried foul and vowed to challenge the results.

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Congo riot police deploy at electoral commission ahead of vote result

Riot police deployed at the electoral commission's headquarters in Kinshasa on Wednesday ahead of the expected announcement of a result in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election ...

Congo elections 'will not take place,' opposition official says

Congo elections 'will not take place,' opposition official says

Congo's electoral commission has said Sunday's presidential vote will not take place and is calling for a postponement, opposition official Jacquemin Shabani told dpa.

Fire that destroyed 8,000 voting machines was act of sabotage: Congo

Fire that destroyed 8,000 voting machines was act of sabotage: Congo

Almost 8,000 voting machines have been destroyed in a fire in the Congolese capital, just weeks ahead of presidential elections, the electoral commission said Thursday.

Opposition divided as two candidates vow to run in Congo election

Opposition divided as two candidates vow to run in Congo election

Congolese presidential hopeful Martin Fayulu says he is confident of winning elections in December despite news that another opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi, is now running against him, ignoring an opposition pact to field a joint candidate.

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

Current Ebola outbreak is worst in Congo's history: ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country's history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday.

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

WHO sees Congo's Ebola outbreak lasting 3-4 months at least

Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak is expected to last several months and could spread to Uganda or Rwanda, which are well prepared ...

Ebola-hit Congo to deploy security forces to protect health workers

Ebola-hit Congo to deploy security forces to protect health workers

Congo will deploy security forces to protect teams transporting the bodies of Ebola victims for burial, the government said, after several attacks on health workers during the latest Ebola outbreak ...

Fuel tanker crash kills 50 in Congo

Fuel tanker crash kills 50 in Congo

A round 50 people were killed and another 100 suffered serious burns after a fuel tanker collided with a vehicle in Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, a regional official said.

DR Congo's Dr Mukwege, Yazidi campaigner Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

DR Congo's Dr Mukwege, Yazidi campaigner Murad win Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.