Government transitions

Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. President elect Felix Tshisekedi was also scheduled to attend the service, but cancelled. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 18, 2019 - 4:11 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results. But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results, citing...
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Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. President elect Felix Tshisekedi was also scheduled to attend the service, but cancelled. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 17, 2019 - 6:30 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts." Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University Interim President John Engler speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Michigan State University's board has called a special meeting amid renewed criticism of Engler's handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. The school says "a personnel action" will be discussed Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Engler told The Detroit News Editorial Board last Friday that women sexually assaulted by the now-imprisoned Nassar have been in the "spotlight" and are "still enjoying that moment at times, you know, the awards and recognition." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 16, 2019 - 5:17 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the criticism of Michigan State's president from the Larry Nassar fallout (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A member of Michigan State University's Board of Trustees says the school's interim President John Engler will resign amid enduring public backlash over...
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Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu, center, leaves the Philadelphie Missionary Center after attending Sunday Mass in Kinshasa, Congo, Sunday Jan. 13, 2019. President elect Felix Tshisekedi was also scheduled to attend the service, but cancelled. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 14, 2019 - 6:03 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's neighbors are calling for a vote recount in the disputed presidential election and suggesting the formation of a government of national unity to avoid possible instability. The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional blocs put new pressure on the...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Italian Cesare Battisti attends the presentation of his book about his experience in prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Italy sent an aircraft to Bolivia on Sunday Jan. 13, 2019, to pick up fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti after he was captured there nearly three decades after he was convicted of murder, setting the stage for a climax to one of Italy’s longest-running sagas. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
January 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm
ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, setting the stage for a climactic end to one of Italy's longest-running efforts to bring a fugitive to justice. The Italian government...
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January 12, 2019 - 4:46 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Trump administration is ramping up its criticism of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and explicitly calling for the formation of a new government in the country. The State Department says in a statement that it is now "time to begin the orderly transition...
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Spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu greets supporters as he arrives at a rally in Kinshasha, Congo, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Hundreds gathered to denounce what they called "the people's stolen victory" in the presidential election. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 11, 2019 - 9:55 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61 percent of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church's observers...
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January 11, 2019 - 8:09 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu says he will challenge the official results of the presidential election by releasing the results of the influential Catholic Church and its 40,000 vote...
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Congolese riot police patrols outside the Independent electoral commission building at dusk in Kinshasa, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019, the day Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the presidential elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 5:53 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election results. All times local: 7:35 p.m. As night falls in Congo, scores of police with automatic rifles and tear gas launchers are positioned along a road in the capital leading to Limete, a stronghold of opposition candidate Martin...
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Residents celebrate in Kinshasa Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, after learning that opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi had been declared the winner of the elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 1:13 pm
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. With no major protests in the capital and limited...
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