04 January 19

DRC: Clear winner in presidential election, church says

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) influential Catholic Church says there was a clear winner in Sunday’s long-awaited presidential election, urging authorities to publish truthful results quickly.

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04 January 19

DRC: Electoral commission may delay election result

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission says it may have to postpone the publication of provisional results for the country’s long-awaited presidential election.

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04 January 19

Somalia expels top UN official for ‘interfering with internal affairs’

Somalia has asked top UN official Nicholas Haysom to leave the country “as soon as possible” after accusing him of “interfering with the country’s internal affairs”.

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02 January 19

DRC shuts down internet after chaotic election

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has shut down internet access and SMS services following Sunday’s chaotic presidential election.

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31 December 18

DRC: Opposition and ruling party both claim election win

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) leading opposition group and the country’s ruling coalition both claim to have won Sunday’s presidential election.

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30 December 18

Eritrea closes border crossing for Ethiopian travellers

Eritrea has blocked entry for Ethiopians at two border crossings months after the border was fully opened, following a peace deal signed between the neighbouring countries.

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30 December 18

DRC: Voters take to the polls after latest election delay

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today will vote to choose the country’s next leader after the latest delay in a long-running election saga.

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20 December 18

DRC: Concerns over voting machines grow ahead of election

Concerns over the use of voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming presidential election are mounting ahead of the vote.

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19 December 18

DRC: UN rights chief calls for end to violence ahead of election

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement measures to prevent further violence in the build-up to the country’s presidential election later this month.

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17 December 18

Uganda: Bobi Wine in hading after police raid, lawyer says

Ugandan pop star and opposition MP, Bobi Wine, is in hiding after a police raid on a hotel he was staying in before a concert, his lawyer has said.

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