African nations on Sunday began recognising Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo's incoming president after the Constitutional Court upheld the vote results, rejecting claims by his main rival of an election stitch-up.
Southern African leaders dropped their call for a recount of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s disputed presidential election and urged the international community to respect the country’s sovereignty.
The southern African regional body Sadc has called for a unity government in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following the disputed presidential election.
All political leaders should agree a negotiated settlement, it said.
KINSHASA. Parties supporting outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila won a majority in long-delayed legislative elections, according to an AFP tally of results released Saturday, as the opposition sought a recount of the disputed presidential
The defeated opposition candidate in DR Congo's presidential election has vowed to challenge the result in court.
Martin Fayulu told the BBC the people of the nation deserved to know the truth of the election, which he said had led to a "coup".
KINSHASA. The Democratic Republic of Congo is set to see its first handover of power in 18 years after opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was Thursday named by election officials as the provisional winner of an historic presidential poll.
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition party on Saturday chose the son of its founder, a historic opposition figure, as its leader and presidential candidate in long delayed polls due at the end of the year.