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DRC main competitors claiming victory as vote count continues

APRNEWS - The competing claims followed a disorderly election day on Sunday in which many Congolese were unable to vote due to an Ebola outbreak, conflict and logistical problems.

The vote is meant to choose a successor to outgoing President Joseph Kabila after 18 years in power and could lead to the vast central African country’s first ever democratic transition.

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DR Congo confirms thirteen new Ebola cases in northeast

APRNEWS - Thirteen new cases of Ebola were confirmed on Wednesday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo – one of the highest daily counts since the start of the outbreak in July, the health ministry said.

It’s pretty exceptional,” health ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga said, commenting on the data published in its daily bulletin on the epidemic.

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