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Catholic Church rejects DRC electoral outcome as allegations of vote rigging spread

JOHANNESBURG, January 11 - The powerful and influential Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has rejected the provisional electoral outcome of...

DRC opposition candidate provisionally declared winner of presidential vote – reports

JOHANNESBURG, January 10 - Democratic Republic of Congo opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi has been declared by election officials as the provisional winner of a contentious December...

SA’s Ramaphosa, Zambia’s Lungu call for completion of DRC vote count

JOHANNESBURG, January 9 - President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Zambian counterpart, President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral...

US deploys troops to neighbouring Gabon as DRC election tensions continue

JOHANNESBURG, January 7 – The United States has deployed extra military personnel to Gabon as tension remains in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

“We are a capable Nation”-Malawi President Mutharika’s New Year message

NEW YEAR MESSAGE BY PRESIDENT PETER MUTHARIKA ‘We are a capable Nation’ Fellow Malawians Once again, the New Year is upon us. I wish you all Malawians...

Sudan’s largest opposition block calls for al-Bashir to go

CAIRO — Sudan's largest opposition bloc has joined calls by a wide array of political groups for President Omar al-Bashir to step down, turning...

Congo cuts internet for second day to avert “chaos” before poll results

KINSHASA - Democratic Republic of Congo's government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as...

Zambian president swears in new army chief

JOHANNESBURG - Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday swore in Lieutenant General William Sikazwe as head of the armed forces, telling him at the...

Congo opposition cries foul after presidential poll blighted by mishaps

KINSHASA - The main opposition camps in Congo's presidential election on Sunday complained of widespread irregularities after a chaotic vote disrupted by long queues,...

Congo election preparations shaky, monitors say, with opposition ahead

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