DR Congo reports Internet outages amid election vote counting

By Daniel Uria |UPI |

An election clerk reacts as he and others count votes at a polling station in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, after general elections on Sunday. Portions of the country experienced internet outages as both ruling and opposition party candidates claimed victory. Photo by Stefan Kleinowitz/EPA

(UPI) — The Democratic Republic of Congo reported Internet outages in some cities Monday as the country awaited the final results of Sunday’s presidential election.

Residents in the capital city of Kinshasa said most mobile Internet connections were down. Residents of the eastern city of Goma also experienced decreased Internet connection speeds or total outages a day after the delayed election to determine who will replace two-term President Joseph Kabila.

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