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DR Congo election: Internet shut down after presidential vote

The opposition says the government ordered the move to avoid broadcasting its "victory".
Late voters check a list after arriving at a polling station at Kiwele college in Lubumbashi on 30 DecemberImage copyrightAFP
Image caption Voters had to use their mobile phone lights to find their names at some polling stations

The internet has been shut down in key cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo a day after the much-delayed presidential election.

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu's campaign team accused the government of ordering the shut down to avoid broadcasting his "overwhelming victory" in Sunday's poll.

Telecoms minister Emery Okundji said he was unaware of the situation.

Observers have complained of widespread irregularities during the poll.

Counting is under way, but provisional results are not expected until 6 January.

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