Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi, who was named provisional winner of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, celebrate outside the Union for Democracy and Social Progress headquarters in Kinshasa on Thursday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Unrest looms as powerful Catholic Church rejects Congo election result, and defeated favourite declares it a ‘coup’

  • Felix Tshisekedi was proclaimed the vote’s winner, but rivals say he cut a deal with the outgoing government of Joseph Kabila to rig the result
  • The church said the results did not match those of its 40,000 observers, while supporters of pre-election favourite Martin Fayulu clashed with security forces
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Supporters of Felix Tshisekedi, who was named provisional winner of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, celebrate outside the Union for Democracy and Social Progress headquarters in Kinshasa on Thursday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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