Museveni in Addis Ababa for AU summit on Congo

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President Museveni arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday afternoon to join African Union heads of state for a high level consultation meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who is currently also president of the African Union (AU), has convened sixteen African heads of state and government to resolve the crisis.

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AU has been keeping a close eye on the controversy surrounding the Congolese presidential election.

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Kagame had initially been interested in a recount of votes, but a spokesman denied that position later.

A second sub regional organisation, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), also asked for a recount of the votes, and has not yet come back to this.

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu went to the Constitutional Court because FĂ©lix Tshisekedi became the new Congolese president.

According to Fayulu, the profits of Tshisekedi are the result of a backroom policy between current president Kabila and Tshisekedi.

Previously, the Congolese bishops, on the basis of their 40,000 observers, predicted that Fayulu had clearly won the elections.

Also, from the recently published datasets that the British Financial Times had viewed, it appears that Fayulu gets around 60 percent, while his two main opponents would both fluctuate around 20 percent.

Kagame earlier called for an urgent meeting of heads of State with membership to the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to which Congo is also a member.

The meeting is aimed at discussing the situation surrounding the disputed election results in the DRC.



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