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The AU should challenge election bodies over questionable results

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The DRC scenario is similar to what has happened elsewhere in Africa, with one big exception — the electoral body CENI announced one of the opposition leaders, Felix Tshisekedi, as winner over the other opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, who is believed by many to be the real choice of the voters. But neither the Southern African Development Community (SADC) nor the African Union (AU) had previously got involved in other countries at such a high level.

In the DRC's case, the AU has not just demanded a halt to the announcement of final results, but also resolved to send a high level delegation, headed by Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, to Kinshasa to see how consensus between the political divide........

© Deutsche Welle