Government transitions

Supporters of spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu listen to his speech at a rally in Kinshasha, Congo, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Hundreds gathered to denounce what they called "the people's stolen victory" in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 11, 2019 - 12:45 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Catholic Church in Congo has asked the U.N. Security Council to call on the country's election commission to publish data from the polling and counting stations set up for a Dec. 30 presidential...
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Spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu greets supporters as he arrives at a rally in Kinshasha, Congo, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Hundreds gathered to denounce what they called "the people's stolen victory" in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 11, 2019 - 8:55 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61 percent of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church's observers...
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Congolese riot police patrols outside the Independent electoral commission building at dusk in Kinshasa, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019, the day Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the presidential elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election results. All times local: 7:35 p.m. As night falls in Congo, scores of police with automatic rifles and tear gas launchers are positioned along a road in the capital leading to Limete, a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin...
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Residents celebrate in Kinshasa Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, after learning that opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi had been declared the winner of the elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 12:41 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo appeared ready to achieve its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory Thursday of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, despite clear signs that a rival opposition leader actually won in a landslide. With no major protests in the capital and limited...
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Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu speaks to the press at his headquarters in Kinshasa, Congo, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. Fayulu, who came second in the presidential poll behind Felix Tshisekedi, called the results fraudulent. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 09, 2019 - 11:08 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu denounced the Congo election results as an "electoral hold up" that were "rigged, fabricated and invented" and do "not reflect the truth of the ballots." He called on...
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In this image from TV, a soldier who identified himself as Lt. Obiang Ondo Kelly, commander of the Republican Guard, reads a statement on state television broadcast from Libreville, saying the military has seized control of the government, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The statement said Soldiers from Gabon's Republican Guard have launched a coup "to restore democracy" in the West African country, while imposing a curfew in the capital, and the internet has been cut. No violence has been reported and President Ali Bongo has been out of the country since October amid reports that he had a stroke.(Gabon State TV via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 3:15 pm
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government thwarted an attempted military coup on Monday, retaining control of the oil-rich West African nation after two plotters were killed and other army officers were arrested, the government said. Authorities regained control of state broadcasting offices and...
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Members of the Congolese opposition coalition Lamuka, led by presidential candidate Martin Faluyu, have a conversation while waiting for a statement to be issued on the timing of the release of the presidential election results in Kinshasa, Congo, Saturday Jan. 5, 2019. Congo faces what could be its first democratic, peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960, but election observers and the opposition have raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities as the country chooses a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 05, 2019 - 11:44 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — On the eve of the first expected results of Congo's long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region to protect U.S. assets from possible "violent demonstrations," while the country's powerful Catholic church warned...
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Congolese voters wait at the St. Raphael school in the Limete district of Kinshasa Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, for voter's listings that have not arrived. People had started to gather at 6am to cast their votes, and four hours later, vote had not started as the lists were not available. Forty million voters are registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 4:08 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Election officials in Congo are counting ballots from Sunday's presidential election after a day in which numerous problems hampered voting across the vast Central African nation. People are hoping the...
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Electoral commission officials tally the presidential ballots in Kinshasa, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. Forty million voters were registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 2:18 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's election officials began counting ballots Sunday evening, although many polling stations stayed open into the night to make up for lengthy delays in voting. Numerous problems hampered voting across the country, marring the presidential election the country hoped would...
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Congolese election officials get the voting machine ready before voting starts Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Kinshasa, Congo. Forty million voters are registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 3:03 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rich in the minerals that power the world's mobile phones and laptops, yet desperately underdeveloped, Congo votes on Sunday for its first new president in nearly two decades. This could be the sprawling country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power. But a last-minute...
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