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Congo's Kabila urges unity on eve of leaving presidency

World / Politics Jan 24, 2019

Congo's Kabila urges unity on eve of leaving presidency

With less than 24 hours left in his rule, Congo President Joseph Kabila on Wednesday urged the nation to "massively" support incoming leader Felix Tshisekedi after a disputed election that surprised the world by bringing an opposition leader to power. Kabila is stepping aside after ...

Court declares Felix Tshisekedi winner of Congo election

World / Politics Jan 20, 2019

Court declares Felix Tshisekedi winner of Congo election

Congo's top court on Sunday declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of disputed presidential elections after throwing out a legal challenge by the runner-up. Announcing the final results of the long awaited poll, the Consitutional Court said Tshisekedi had won by a simple majority, ...

Congo Ebola death toll tops 400

World / Science & Health Jan 16, 2019

Congo Ebola death toll tops 400

The death toll from the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has passed the 400 mark in the east and northeast, health authorities said Tuesday. "Since the start of the epidemic, the total number of cases is 658 — 609 confirmed ...

Groundbreaking Congo election could stumble — here's why

World / Politics Dec 30, 2018

Groundbreaking Congo election could stumble — here's why

Rich in the minerals that power the world's mobile phones and laptops, yet desperately underdeveloped, Congo votes on Sunday for its first new president in nearly two decades. This could be the sprawling country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. But a last-minute decision to ...