Africa

After reports of multiple deaths in violent protests over steep fuel price hikes in Zimbabwe, Archbishop Robert Ndlovu of Harare called for restraint by the security forces and protesters.
Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results.
January 11, 2019

KYENJOJO, Uganda (CNS) -- Not all that long ago, family members and residents of this small town in western Uganda mourned the loss of Sarah Baguma, who was stabbed to death by her husband in a domestic wrangle.

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo appeared ready to achieve its first peaceful transfer of power with the surprise victory Thursday of opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi, despite clear signs that a rival opposition leader actually won in a landslide.

The Catholic Church has condemned the practice and questioned whether the new law is constitutional.
Congo is preparing for a crucial vote to elect a successor for President Joseph Kabila, who has been in power since 2001.