Tag: DRC Elections

DRC elections: Opposition leader Tshisekedi clinches surprise win in presidential election, here’s what happens next

The result sets the stage for Congo’s first democratic transfer of power, but also a tense political standoff with the potential for the kind of violence that followed polls in 2006 and 2011 whose outcome was contested.

SADC observers endorse DRC’s election – with caveats

Approval of the election’s results by SADC powers like South Africa and Angola will be critical for the legitimacy of the administration of the next president, who will succeed veteran incumbent Joseph Kabila on Jan. 18.

DRC elections: Downpours,no internet drudgery and a fisherman’s find on the way to a Mandela- inspired tomorrow?

Felix Tshisekedi, the son of a former minister who studied in Belgium and set up his own delivery business in Brussels after years working in the Post Office, is fighting it out with former Exxon Mobil manage rand opposition lawmaker Martin Fayulu and the man with Kabila’s vote, former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary.

Update DRC elections: Opposition, ruling coalition both say they’ve won, here’s why

Voting in the election to replace President Joseph Kabila, who is due to step down next month after 18 years in power, continued into the evening in some Kinshasa neighbourhoods.

DRC elections: After three postponements, voting takes place, this is the outcome so far…

Long queues, broken-down machines and torrential rain in the capital disrupted voting in Democratic Republic of Congo’s long-anticipated presidential poll.

Why protests are erupting as DRC elections loom

Security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired live rounds and teargas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators.

DRC’s election outlook: Who has the edge?

On December 23, DRC will vote in a set of elections that have been delayed for two years. There are three main contenders in the presidential election.

OpEd: Fleeting moment of unity for DRC’s opposition

The Congolese opposition picked a unity candidate for the presidential election taking place on December 23.