6 killed in Congo post-election violence; opposition leader Tshisekedi rejects Kabila’s victory; declares self President.
By USAfrica multimedia networks, Houston www.USAfricaonline.com
The controversial and disputed elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to some deaths in the country and in South Africa. The growing unrest followed the declaration that the country’s incumbent President Joseph Kabila as winner by the elections commission.
It reported Kabila as winning 49 percent of the votes cast; 32 percent for the aging and temperamental opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi.
Congo’s Police chief General Charles Bisengimana said 4 persons were killed in Kinshasa Friday and Saturday. A key member of the opposition informed USAfricaonline.com that at least 6 persons have been killed by government forces ; and several hundreds were injured since last week.
USAfricaonline.com is monitoring demonstrations in several cities in north America and Africa against the fairness of conduct and outcome of the elections.
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