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Nigeria's Abubakar Gets Legal Team to Challenge Election Result

Nigeria's Abubakar Gets Legal Team to Challenge Election ResultAbubakar who alleges the ruling party skewed the outcome of the Feb. 23 ballot. Election authorities declared President Muhammadu Buhari the winner by a margin of 56 percent to 41 percent, giving him a second term leading the country that’s Africa is biggest oil producer. “I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved,” Abubakar said in a statement on Saturday.



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Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election result

Congo opposition leader declares himself president as court upholds election resultCongo's political standoff deepend on Sunday after the top court backed the contested presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, then his main rival rejected the ruling, called for protests and declared himself leader. As Mr Tshisekedi's supporters celebrated the ruling in the streets of Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, runner-up Martin Fayulu said the decision had opened the way to a “constitutional coup d'etat”, raising fears of more violence. Rwandan President Paul Kagame – the chair of the African Union which has said it has “serious concerns” about the vote and called for the results to be delayed – was due to arrive in Kinshasa with an AU delegation to discuss the crisis on Monday. Last month's delayed election was meant to mark the first democratic transfer of power in the vast central African country, where conflicts have regularly destabilised the region. Felix Tshisekedi, leader of Congolese main opposition party, the UDPS Credit:  BAZ RATNER But monitors pointed to major flaws in the poll. Unrest over the vote has already killed 34 people, wounded 59 and led to 241 “arbitrary arrests” in the past week, according to the U.N. human rights office. In the early hours of Sunday, the Constitutional Court ruled that a legal challenge to the result filed by Fayulu was inadmissible. “Felix Tshisekedi will become the fifth president of the republic,” government spokesman Lambert Mende said as he welcomed the judgement. Mr Fayulu issued statements dismissing the ruling. “The constitutional court has just confirmed that it serves a dictatorial regime … by validating false results, (and enabling) a constitutional coup d'etat,” he said in one. “I am now considering myself as the sole legitimate President of the Democratic Republic of Congo,” he added in another statement. He called for people to mount peaceful demonstrations – though the streets of the capital were calm on Sunday afternoon. Mr Fayulu says Mr Tshisekedi and outgoing President Joseph Kabila made a deal to cheat him out of a more than 60-percent win – an accusation they both dismiss. The provisional results, announced on Jan. 10, showed Mr Tshisekedi winning with a slim margin over Fayulu. In a speech, Mr Tshisekedi welcomed the victory and said he would seek to mend divisions in the country. “This is the end of one fight and the start of another in which I will enlist all the Congolese people: a fight for well-being, for a Congo that wins,” he said. The Southern African Development Community (SADC), a bloc which includes South Africa and Angola, congratulated Tshisekedi and called for a peaceful transfer of power. “SADC calls upon all Congolese to accept the outcome, and consolidate democracy and maintain a peaceful and stable environment following the landmark elections,” it said. On Thursday, SADC eased pressure on Congolese authorities by backing off earlier calls for a recount. Independent monitors flagged major problems with the election, including faulty voting machines and polling stations where many were unable to vote. The Catholic Church, which had a 40,000-strong team of observers, denounced the provisional result. A tally from the church reviewed by Reuters from about 70 percent of polling stations suggested a victory of 62 percent for Mr Fayulu, a former Exxon Mobil country manager.  MrTshisekedi and Mr Ramazani were virtually neck-and-neck second place with 16.93 percent and 16.88 percent, respectively. Congo – which was ruled by kleptocratic dictator Mobutu Sese Seko for 32 years before tumbling into chaos and war in the late 1990s – is a vital source of copper and other metals, including cobalt.



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Town of Paradise burned to the ground as a result of Camp Fire in Northern California

Town of Paradise burned to the ground as a result of Camp Fire in Northern CaliforniaABC News' Will Carr shares stories from survivors of deadly California fires.



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Infrastructure Boom Seen Roaring Ahead No Matter Midterm Result

Infrastructure Boom Seen Roaring Ahead No Matter Midterm ResultInstead, they’re plowing forward with plans to invest in everything from data centers to airport terminals — assets that require little or no participation from the federal government. Infrastructure funds raised a record $ 37 billion globally in the third quarter, according to data provider Preqin. “We’re still hopeful the federal government will produce an infrastructure bill, but that’s not the only way” to get money flowing to projects, said Andrew Marino, co-head of Carlyle Group LP’s Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund.



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Poland's local vote result a good sign for PiS: party chief Kaczynski

Poland's local vote result a good sign for PiS: party chief KaczynskiWARSAW (Reuters) – Poland's regional elections on Sunday bode well for the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party during a parliamentary vote next year, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said. "We have won … and this bodes well when it comes to the future, especially for the parliamentary election," Kaczynski said on Sunday after exit poll showed PiS had scored 32.3 percent in the vote for provincial assembly members. (Reporting by Warsaw Newsroom)



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Afghanistan Bombings Result in Country's Deadliest Day For Journalists

Afghanistan Bombings Result in Country's Deadliest Day For JournalistsAt least 10 journalists were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, making it the



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Florida shooting a result of 'abdication of duty': NRA

Florida shooting a result of 'abdication of duty': NRANRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch tells ABC News' George Stephanopoulos the focus in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting should be local and FBI authorities.



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Years Of U.S. Government Lies Could Soon Result In A Kurdish Massacre

Years Of U.S. Government Lies Could Soon Result In A Kurdish MassacreWASHINGTON ― The Trump administration is doubling down on a lie the U.S. government has promoted since it first began cooperating with the Syrian Kurds against the Islamic State group in 2014: that the Kurds it is working with in Syria differ from those that are anathema to NATO ally Turkey.



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Walmart's Shiny New $11 Minimum Wage Isn't Really A Result Of The Tax Law

Walmart's Shiny New $  11 Minimum Wage Isn't Really A Result Of The Tax LawThe Trump administration was ecstatic with Walmart on Thursday, and for good reason.



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'Bullycide.' 10-Year-Old Girl's Suicide Was Result of Bullying Video, Parents Say

'Bullycide.' 10-Year-Old Girl's Suicide Was Result of Bullying Video, Parents Say"She was just a child of joy and she brought joy to everyone"



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