Congo Rejects African Union Call to Suspend Election Results

By William Clowes and Ignatius Ssuuna, 18 January 2019
(Bloomberg) --
Democratic Republic of Congo officials rejected an African Union request to suspend the finalization of election results that are being challenged in court by an opposition candidate.
The continental body on Thursday unexpectedly criticized Congo’s handling of the vote, saying it had “serious doubts” about the veracity of the outcome. The organization is dispatching a high-level delegation to the country to try and help resolve a political crisis spawned by the disputed result.
--With assistance from Nizar Manek
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