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DRC Opposition Leader Calls for Kabila’s Seizure

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi says he is the country’s rightful leader and has called for the seizure of President Joseph Kabila. Election officials say Mr. Kabila easily won last month’s presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Mr. Tshisekedi has rejected the results as fraudulent and declared himself president, saying he will […]

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DRC Opposition Leader Calls for Kabila’s Seizure

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi says he is the country’s rightful leader and has called for the seizure of President Joseph Kabila. Election officials say Mr. Kabila easily won last month’s presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Mr. Tshisekedi has rejected the results as fraudulent and declared himself president, saying he will […]

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DRC Opposition Leader Calls for Kabila’s Seizure

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi says he is the country’s rightful leader and has called for the seizure of President Joseph Kabila. Election officials say Mr. Kabila was handily won last month’s presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Mr. Tshisekedi has rejected the results as fraudulent and declared himself president, saying he […]

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DRC Opposition Leader Calls for Kabila’s Seizure

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has called for the seizure of President Joseph Kabila, saying he is the country’s rightful leader and will take office on Friday. Election officials say Mr. Kabila was handily won last month’s presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But Mr. Tshisekedi has rejected the results as fraudulent and […]

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Congo’s Supreme Court Confirms Kabila’s Election Victory

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo has upheld President Joseph Kabila’s victory in a contested election. The court announced Friday that Mr. Kabila won close to 49 percent of the November 28 vote and that the opposition failed to prove its allegations of election irregularities. Earlier Friday, leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes […]

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African Regional Bloc Backs Kabila Re-Election in Disputed Poll

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders from Africa’s Great Lakes region have welcomed the re-election of Congolese President Joseph Kabila in a disputed poll. The 11-member International Conference on the Great Lakes Region issued a statement Friday congratulating Mr. Kabila on his win. The bloc also urged opposition parties who have challenged the results to accept them and work toward […]

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Congo Supreme Court Hears Election Challenge

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Supreme Court has begun hearing a lawsuit seeking to annul the presidential election that returned incumbent Joseph Kabila to power. Opposition candidate Vital Kamerhe, who finished third in the vote, filed the lawsuit, in which he claims the poll was rigged in favor of Mr. Kabila. Mr. Kamerhe, who was […]

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U.S. Calls DRC Vote “Seriously Flawed”

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo was “seriously flawed.” In a statement Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. assessment is based on reports from observation teams fielded by the U.S. and other embassies, as well as by independent election monitoring groups. Nuland said it […]

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Kabila: Re-Election Credible

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says there is no doubting the credibility of his re-election. During a news conference in Kinshasa Monday, Mr. Kabila acknowledged that mistakes were made during last month’s polls, but he rejected the conclusion of the Carter Center that the vote had been “mismanaged” and lacked credibility. The U.S.-based […]

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Kabila: Re-Election Credible

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says there is no doubting the credibility of his re-election. During a news conference in Kinshasa Monday, Mr. Kabila acknowledged that mistakes were made during last month’s poll, but he rejected the conclusion of the Carter Center that it had been “mismanaged” and lacked credibility. The U.S.-based election […]

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