Congo-Kinshasa: Election Results – Congolese Organisation in South Africa Fears Chaos

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Congolese People’s Organisation in South Africa fears that chaos could erupt in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country’s electoral commission declared  opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner.

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Zimbabwe: Mystery Surge in Petrol, Diesel Use in 2018

[The Herald] Zimbabwe consumed almost 480 million more litres of petrol and diesel in six months between June and November last year than in the same period in 2017, a gargantuan 77 percent extra, at an additional foreign currency cost of more than US$200 million, The Herald can report.

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Congo-Kinshasa: US Threatens Sanctions if ‘Voices, Votes Not Respected’

[State Department] The United States stands by the millions of Congolese voters who went to the polls across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on December 30 to participate in presidential, legislative, and provincial assembly elections. Since independence in 1960, the DRC has never experienced a peaceful, democratic transfer of power

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Congo has a shambolic, unfair election, two years late

STANDING ON A chair in a shabby classroom, a technician peels the plastic off the end of a cable with his teeth and attaches it to some exposed wires that dangle around a light bulb. “Soon the machine will work again,” he says cheerfully to a queue of voters, most of whom have waited for more than five hours. Across Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, hundreds of voting machines did not work on polling day, December 30th.

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Zimbabwe: MDC Youths Vow Country Won’t Be Turned Into ‘Old People’s Home’

[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC youth assembly Wednesday vowed to resist alleged attempts by war veterans secretary general Victor Matemadanda to turn the country into “an old people’s home” through sponsoring a constitutional amendment aimed at revising the minimum age of any aspiring State President to 52 years.

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