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Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

A high number of cases are still being reported, most notably from the metropolitan areas of Katwa Health Zone during the past week

The Ministry of Health (MoH), WHO and partners continue to respond to the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in one of the most complex settings possible. A high number of cases are still being reported, most notably from the metropolitan areas of Katwa Health Zone during the past week.…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN Human Rights Office says credible reports suggest at least 890 killed in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violence in mid-December

Reports suggest that at least 82 people were also injured in the attacks, but the actual number of casualties is expected to be higher

The UN Human Rights Office said Wednesday that according to allegations from credible sources, at least 890 people were killed between 16 and 18 December in four villages in Yumbi territory, Mai-Ndombe province in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in what appear to have been clashes…

Source: United Nations - Security Council |

Security Council Press statement on the Democratic Republic of Congo

They congratulated the millions of Congolese people who went to the polls with calm and determination to express their wish

The members of the Security Council took note of the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the provisional results of the presidential and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 10 January 2019 and of the legislative elections on 12 January. They welcomed the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Statement by South Africa to the United Nations Security Council on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

The elections that have just taken place will be the first democratic transfer of power in the country’s history

As stated by South Africa Mr President, We would like to thank the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG), Ms Leila Zerrougui, for her briefing. We welcome and thank CENI, SADC and the African Union of their assessment of the electoral process.  We also take note of the briefing by…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Organ Chairperson Statement- Results in DRC Presidential Elections

Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) urges all political parties, candidates, and their supporters to exercise patience, and refrain from acts of violence

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) welcomes the release of the provisional results of the Presidential Election held under the combined Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections on 30 December 2018 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). SADC congratulates the Congolese people, the Government of the DRC, all political stakeholders…

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‘Refrain from violence’ UN chief urges, as presidential election result is announced in DR Congo

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed for all parties to “refrain from violence” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the announcement of the provisional results of the long-delayed presidential election

The vote – initially scheduled to take place two years ago – if upheld, marks the vast central African nation’s first democratic transfer of power since independence nearly 60 years ago. According to news reports, the preliminary results announced by the independent electoral commission, known by its French acronym, CENI,…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Federal Foreign Office on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The German Government calls on all sides to refrain from violence and to seek peaceful solutions using the mechanisms provided

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (10 January) on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: We are following developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo very closely. The German Government calls on all sides to refrain from violence and to seek peaceful…

Source: Global Affairs Canada |

Statement by Canada on the provisional results of the general election in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Canada takes note of the provisional results of the presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 10, 2019

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of provisional results following the general election held on December 30, 2018, in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Canada takes note of the provisional results of the presidential election released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on January 10,…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

The Provisional Election Results in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The United States stands with the people of Congo at this historic moment and it is they who should determine their country’s future

The United States takes note of the National Independent Electoral Commission's announcement of the provisional results of December 30 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We congratulate the millions of courageous voters who went to the polls across DRC to cast their ballots after two years of delay.…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa notes provisional results of elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

President Ramaphosa also urges all political parties and their supporters to also allow Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) to perform its legal and constitutional duties without interference and pressure

The President of South Africa, H.E. President Cyril Ramaphosa, notes the provisional results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the DRC and call on CENI to finalise the process with speed to ensure the credibility of the election and also maintain peace and stability. The provisional results…