Will Jean-Pierre Bemba become the D.R Congo's next president after his ICC release? +++ South Sudans army tells DW the UNAIDS accusations that 5 percent of its soldiers is HIV positive is "not true".
Unsettled post-election DR Congo has been urged to form a national unity government by the Southern Africa Development Community. SADC's chairman, Zambian President Edgar Lungu has also suggested a 'recount' in the DRC.
First the voting was delayed, now the results are being contested. It has been a difficult election for the Democratic Republic of Congo and its citizens, who are longing for peace, says DW's Dirke Köpp.
Speaking to DW, President Joseph Kabila confirmed the election to determine his successor will take place on Sunday after a one-week delay. However, residents of some Ebola-affected areas will have to wait until March.
Pre-election chaos, fears of vote rigging in the Democratic Republic of Congo — the timing of elections so close to Christmas is no coincidence, says DW's Dirke Köpp.
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