DR CONGO: Congolese vote in Ebola-hit areas

Parliamentary and local elections have taken place in three areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo – three months after they were postponed.

People voted in Beni and Butembo in the east of the country where more than 650 people have died from the Ebola virus.

Elections were also held in Yumbi in western DR Congo – where they were postponed because of ethnic violence. All three areas are opposition strongholds.

December’s controversial presidential election was won by Felix Tshisekedi.

Many observers believe another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, got more votes but the result was rigged in order for the outgoing president, Joseph Kabila, to retain influence.

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