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Observers Say DRC Election Results Lacks Credibility

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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A team of international election observers says the results of last month’s disputed presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo were “mismanaged” and lack credibility. The U.S.-based Carter Center said the vote, in which President Joseph Kabila was re-elected, was marred by wide variations in the quality of vote counting. In a statement released […]

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Polls are Open Sunday In Ivory Coast Parliamentary Elections

Posted December 11th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ivory Coast voters are going to the polls in the country’s first parliamentary elections in more than a decade. An election official is quoted as saying some polls in Abidjan had not opened nearly two hours after voting started Sunday, but that those polling stations will stay open late. The Election Commission says almost 1,000 […]

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Congolese Government Condemns Presidential Challenger

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned challenger Etienne Tshisekedi’s self-declaration that he is president, after incumbent Joseph Kabila was named the winner of last week’s election. Information Minister Lambert Mende says Tshisekedi is acting irresponsibly and violating the constitution by trying to subvert the decision of electoral authorities. Congo’s electoral commission […]

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Congolese Government Condemns Presidential Challenger

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The government in the Democratic Republic of Congo has condemned challenger Etienne Tshisekedi’s self-declaration as president, after incumbent Joseph Kabila was named winner of last week’s election. Information Minister Lambert Mende says Tshisekedi is acting irresponsibly and violating the constitution by trying to subvert the decision of electoral authorities. Congo’s electoral commission declared Friday that […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election; Tshisekedi Rejects Results

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been named the winner of last week’s election, but the president’s top opponent is rejecting the results and has proclaimed himself to be the country’s leader. Congo’s electoral commission released final provisional election results Friday, saying Mr. Kabila defeated challenger Etienne Tshisekedi 49 to 32 percent, with […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election; Tshisekedi Rejects Results

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been named the winner of last week’s election, but the president’s top opponent is rejecting the results and has proclaimed himself to be the country’s leader. Congo’s electoral commission released final provisional election results Friday, saying Mr. Kabila defeated challenger Etienne Tshisekedi 49 to 32 percent, with […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election; Tshisekedi Rejects Results

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has rejected poll results giving victory to President Joseph Kabila, and has proclaimed himself the country’s president. In an interview Friday with VOA , Mr. Tshisekedi said he considers the results released by Congo’s electoral commission to be a “provocation.” He said that he sees himself “from this day on, […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election; Tshisekedi Rejects Results

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has rejected poll results giving victory to President Joseph Kabila, and has proclaimed himself the country’s president. In an interview Friday with VOA , Mr. Tshisekedi said he considers the results released by Congo’s electoral commission to be a “provocation.” He said that he sees himself “from this day on, […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of last week’s election, giving him a new five-year term. VOA’s West Africa correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Kinshasa that official results, released Friday, showed Mr. Kabila leading all candidates with 48.9 percent of the vote. Veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was second […]

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Kabila Named Winner of DRC Election

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been declared the winner of last week’s election, giving him a new five-year term. VOA’s West Africa correspondent Scott Stearns reports from Kinshasa that official results, released Friday, showed Mr. Kabila leading all candidates with 48 percent of the vote. Veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi was second […]

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