"the Opposition's main candidates participated in the democratic republic of the Congo will not sign any joint antivåldsvädjan linked to this morning's elections in the troubled african country."
"Martin Fayulu, who is leading the party, the Engagement for citizenship and development (ECIDE), and Felix Tshisekedi, who is representing the Union for democracy and social progress (UDPS), allows for a meeting with the african election observers inform the rejected the electoral commission's proposals to the letter because their proposal for changes in the text had not been heeded."
"the polling materials were destroyed."
"the electoral commission had hoped that the opposition's main candidates participated, together with the incumbent, president Joseph Kabila's candidate, former minister of the interior Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary, would sign a joint appeal to avoid violence after the election result is announced."
"the Presidential elections in Congo-Kinshasa was actually scheduled for the Sunday of last weekend, the 23 december, but was postponed at the last moment for another week after that a large amount of polling materials have been destroyed in a fire in election commission premises in the capital, Kinshasa."
"Voters in and around the towns of Beni and Butembo in North-Kivu, and in and around Yumbi in the province of Mai-Ndombe, however, will not be allowed to vote on Sunday. Where you have to wait until march with reference to the escalating conflicts and widespread ebolautbrott."
"the election commission's decision to exclude the 1.3 million registered voters in Sunday's elections – whose results will be published on 15 January has been met by violent protests in towns where the opposition has a strong foothold."
"Joseph Kabila became president in 2001 after the assassination of his father Laurent-Désiré Kabila."
"Joseph Kabila's second and final term of office came to an end in 2016 and the choice would actually have been held then but was postponed. The official reasons cited were that it was unclear how many voters there were in the country."