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Constitutional Court Declares Tshisekedi Winner of Presidential Election

Radio Okapi - January 19, 2019

Félix TshisekediThe Constitutional Court has confirmed the results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission proclaiming Felix Tshisekedi president of the Democratic Republic of Congo for a 5-year term. Mr. Tshisekedi will become the fifth president of the DRC. This will be the first peaceful transfer of power in DR Congo.
Felix Tshisekedi Vows to Be the President of All Congolese

Radio Okapi - January 10, 2019

Felix Tshisekedi“I will not be the president of a political party, the UDPS, or a tribe, the Luba tribe. I will be the president of all Congolese,” Felix Tshisekedi, the President-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo, said shortly after the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the provisional results of the December 30 polls.
Felix Tshisekedi Elected DR Congo President

Radio Okapi - January 10, 2019

Felix TshisekediFelix Tshisekedi has been elected president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He won 38.57% of the vote of December 30th poll, according to the provisional results published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday.
DR Congo Delays Results of December Election

VOA News - January 6, 2019

Corneille NangaaDR Congo officials say they are delaying the announcement of the results of its presidential election until some time later this week. Corneille Nangaa, head of the country’s electoral commission (CENI), said, “It is not possible to publish the results on Sunday. We are making progress, but we do not have everything yet.”
Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down

VOA News - February 26, 2018

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila (L) walks alongside South Africa President Jacob Zuma (C), and Mozambique President Armando Guebuza during a lunch break at the SADC summit in Maputo on June 15, 2013The southern African nation of Botswana has taken the unusual step of directly criticizing Congolese President Joseph Kabila, saying his refusal to hold long overdue elections is driving deadly violence and a growing humanitarian emergency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC

Radio Okapi/AFP - February 13, 2018

Corneille NangaaThe president of DR Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Tuesday that without the use of contested voting machines, it will not be possible to organize the presidential election as planned on December 23 to choose the successor of President Joseph Kabila.
US Warns DR Congo Against Electronic Voting for Delayed Election

VOA News/Reuters - February 12, 2018

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyThe United States warned the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday against using an electronic voting system for a long-delayed presidential election in December this year because it has the potential to undermine the credibility of the poll.
Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate

Radio Okapi - October 24, 2017

Felix TshisekediThe president of The Rally of the Opposition, Felix Thisekedi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the Presidential Majority to “illegally prolong the mandate of the head of state” during a news conference on Monday in Lubumbashi.
DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi

VOA News - May 19, 2016

Moise Katumbi, TP Mazambe presidentThe Democratic Republic of Congo's government has issued an arrest warrant for Moise Katumbi, an opposition leader planning a possible election challenge to President Joseph Kabila. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Thursday that the arrest warrant was issued after Katumbi was indicted on a charge of hiring mercenaries.
Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2016

Funeral mass for Papa Wemba in KinshasaPapa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral mass at the Notre Dame of Congo Cathedral.







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