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Fears of Unrest Loom in DRC, Poll Results Delayed

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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State media in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission will delay announcing results of the presidential election for 48 hours. The commission said late Tuesday it needed more time to compile final results from around the central African nation, promising a full count by Thursday. The delay in issuing […]

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Fears of Unrest Loom in DRC With Poll Results Delayed

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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State media in the Democratic Republic of Congo say the country’s Independent National Electoral Commission will delay announcing results of the presidential election for 48 hours. The delay in issuing full preliminary results could add to fears of already mounting political unrest in the central African nation, where officials had hoped to announce a winner […]

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Fears of Unrest Loom in DRC With Poll Results Due Soon

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Fears of political unrest are mounting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where officials are racing to tally presidential election ballots before a midnight deadline. Thousands of soldiers are patrolling streets in the capital, Kinshasa, as well as other cities in anticipation of protests. The U.S. embassy has ordered its employees to remain within Kinshasa’s […]

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Tense DRC Awaits Election Results

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Fears of political unrest are mounting in the Democratic Republic of Congo as officials prepare to release full results from last week’s presidential election. Thousands of soldiers are patrolling streets in the capital, Kinshasa, as well as other cities across the country. The results are due to be released by late Tuesday, although the Independent […]

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Thousands Flee DRC Fearing Post-Election Violence

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, fearing that election results to be announced Tuesday will spark violence. Police in the neighboring Congo Republic say at least 3,000 people have arrived in the capital Brazzaville since December 2. Authorities say most of the arrivals are from the DRC capital, Kinshasa, which […]

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Thousands Flee DRC Fearing Post-Election Violence

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, fearing that election results to be announced on Tuesday will spark violence. Police in the neighboring Congo Republic say at least 3,000 people have arrived in the capital Brazzaville since December 2. Authorities say most of the arrivals are from the DRC capital, Kinshasa, […]

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Warnings of Violence Precede Release of DRC Election Results

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are increasing concerns about violence in the lead-up to the release of the results of last week’s presidential election. The country’s election commission says it will announce the winner of the poll Tuesday. Preliminary results showed the incumbent, Joseph Kabila, gaining more than 50 percent of the vote. […]

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Congo Opposition Rejects Partial Vote Results

Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it rejects early election results that give incumbent President Joseph Kabila some 50 percent of the vote. Opposition candidate Etienne Tshisekedi is estimated to have about 34 percent of the vote so far. In a show of unity, the 10 opposition parties on Saturday […]

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Congo Opposition Rejects Partial Vote Results

Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it rejects early election results that give incumbent President Joseph Kabila some 50 percent of the vote. The Union for Democracy and Social Progress party said Saturday that it rejects the partial election results. It accused election officials of trying to mislead the public […]

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Congo Vote Disputed

Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A chaotic vote count continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, as arguments fly over whether the vote and its tally are free and fair. Congo’s Independent National Election Commission told VOA Friday that President Joseph Kabila has taken an early lead over his main challenger, Etienne Tshisekedi. But Tshisekedi’s party, the Union for […]

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