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DR Congo new president Tshisekedi reportedly poisoned on his inauguration day

Written by AFP DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power. Tshisekedi, 55, returned to the microphone after 12 minutes, saying: “A famous president of our country said in his time: ‘understand …

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US troops arrive in DR Congo amid fears of vote rigging by Kabila

By Aljazeera The US military has deployed soldiers to Gabon amid fears of violent protests in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after its presidential election. US President Donald Trump told US Congress on Friday that the first of about 80 troops had arrived in Gabon on Wednesday to …

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Electoral Commission boss killed in DR Congo over vote rigging

By AFP The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday began a tense wait for the results of a volatile presidential election which could see the first peaceful transfer of power in decades. Sunday’s elections went ahead in “relative calm”, according to the country’s influential Catholic Bishop Council, after two years …

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Kabila in hot seat as DR Congo presidential election postponed for the second time

The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is delaying Sunday’s presidential election in three of the country’s cities until March due to insecurity and the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The decision effectively nullifies the voting in those areas as the new president is due to …

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Tension in DR Congo as Electoral Commission head office is torched down

A fire broke out in an electoral commission building in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, officials said, 10 days before presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence. The blaze destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the election, a …

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