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Felix Tshisekedi: Opposition leader named winner in DR Congo poll

Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has won the Democratic Republic of Congo's tightly contested presidential vote, the electoral commission says. Provisional results put him ahead of another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, and the ruling coalition's Emmanuel Shadary. If confirmed, Mr Tshisekedi will be the first opposition challenger to win since the DR Congo

DR Congo: 4 killed in election violence

Four people including a police officer and an electoral official were killed Sunday in eastern South-Kivu province as the DR Congo voted in presidential elections, the campaign of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi said. The officer and official were killed along with two civilians during clashes at a polling station

6 killed in rebel attack in DR Congo

A rebel attack on an army post in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has left six people dead, millitary and civilian sources said Friday. Witnesses say a group of armed fighters, killed four soldiers and two civilians in the city of Beni, North Kivu province near the border with Uganda. "We heard gunfire

Rebels kill 16 in DR Congo’s Beni city

At least 16 people have been killed and eight others injured in a rebel attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern city of Beni, according to witnesses. Twelve of the dead were civilians and the rest government soldiers, witnesses told the AFP news agency on Sunday. The attack on late

Amb. Haley meets DR Congo’s Ignace Gata over human rights violations

Babatunde Opalana   The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Nikki Haley, has met her DR Congo counterpart Amb. Ignace Gata Mavita wa Lufuta, on the concern of reported child soldiers and human rights violations coming out of the DRC, especially from the Kasai region. Both envoys discussed that it was important

US calls for action against atrocities in DR Congo

...Babatunde Opalana  The United States government has berated severe atrocities of human right violation by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo especially in the Kasai regions of the country. The latest report accuses the Congolese military of actively engaging in increased human rights violations, including summary executions of women