Samir Tounsi

DRC in mourning as funeral parties banned

Numerous countries around the world have adopted similar measures to try to counter Covid-19

DRC presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result

Martin Fayulu has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition rival Felix Tshisekedi

A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm

But there are fears that Felix has been co-opted by Joseph Kabila, who controls the electoral commission

DRC’s Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect

Since his father founded the UDPS in 1982, the party has served as an opposition mainstay in the DRC

Hopes rise that DRC’s elections are in home stretch

The country is in flux over a thrice-delayed presidential vote

DRC: State says it cut internet to avoid ‘uprising’ after vote

The DRC has never had a peaceful transition of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, and bloodshed marred elections in 2006 and 2011

Volatile DRC braces for troubled election

The vote crowns two years of turmoil, sharpening worries that the fragile giant of central Africa may once more spiral into violence

DRC to vote in end-of-an-era poll

Twenty-one candidates are running to replace Kabila, whose hand-picked successor Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary is one of the front-runners

Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC

At stake in the vote is political stewardship of a mineral-rich country that has never known a peaceful transition of power since independence

Ebola fear empties DRC village schools

Teaching staff and aid workers fear that children who walk around freely in the village pose a risk far worse than they would pose in a classroom

DRC’s Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson

The announcement came just hours before the deadline for lodging applications for the December 23 election

DRC’s carbon bomb is ticking

Scientists and green campaigners say the peatlands hold gigatonnes of carbon — a stockpile that poses a threat to hopes of limiting global warming.

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