DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi meets his Angolan counterpart Joao Lourenco as part of his first trip abroad since being elected. IMAGES of the two leaders meeting
New Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi struggles during the speech of his swearing-in ceremony. State television interrupted its live broadcast of the historic event after Tshisekedi said, “I don’t feel well”, and sat down as family members came to his side. IMAGES of Felix Tshisekedi on stage feeling unwellCOMPLETES VID1294296_EN
Continental leaders gather at a meeting of the African Union in Addis Ababa to discuss the disputed election in the DR Congo. The DR Congo election commission declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner last Thursday. But a different opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, has appealed the result, saying it was an “electoral coup” forged in backroom dealings between Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila.
DR Congo’s Constitutional Court begins hearing an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. Fayulu, likewise from the opposition, was declared runner-up in the December 30 poll to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila, in power for the last 18 years. IMAGES of the Kinshasa Constitutional court as the hearing begins
Residents of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern DR Congo, react to the announcement of the provisional results of the presidential election, with opponent Felix Tshisekedi as the winner. The results, announced at four o’clock in the morning from the capital Kinshasa by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), are contested by Lamuka coalition candidate Martin Fayulu.