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Supporters of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu hold a sign before a political rally in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on January 11.(REUTERS File)

Congo under mounting foreign pressure for vote recount

KINSHASA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Pressure on Kabila has built since the vote, in part because Congo’s influential Catholic Church said tallies by its 40,000-strong monitoring team show a different winner to that announced by the electoral commission.
Congolese riot police takes position near the electoral commission building in Kinshasa, Congo, Wednesday Jan. 9.(AP)
Congolese riot police takes position near the electoral commission building in Kinshasa, Congo, Wednesday Jan. 9.(AP)

Police deploy ahead of Congo election result announcement

KINSHASA | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 07:00 AM IST
Any widespread perception the election has been stolen could set off a destabilising cycle of unrest, repeating violence that followed elections in 2006 and 2011.
Several hundreds of people demonstrate, on December 27, 2018 in Beni, easter, Democratic Republic of Congo, to protest against the postponement of the general elections in this area because of the Ebola outbreak and the mass killings of civilians in this trouble part of DRC.(AFP)
Several hundreds of people demonstrate, on December 27, 2018 in Beni, easter, Democratic Republic of Congo, to protest against the postponement of the general elections in this area because of the Ebola outbreak and the mass killings of civilians in this trouble part of DRC.(AFP)

Following civil unrest, Democratic Republic of Congo prompts EU to rescind envoy

Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 12:10 AM IST
“The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo urges the European Council to proceed without fail in recalling its head of mission within 48 hours,” Foreign Minister Leonard She Okitundu said.
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