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African Union delays delegates' trip to Kinshasa over vote result

AFP  |  Addis Ababa 

The has postponed sending a delegation to the DR over the country's disputed after the declared the victor, an said Sunday.

"All I can confirm at this time is that the trip has been postponed. We will release a statement shortly," said Ebba Kalando, for the of the AU Commission, Chadian

This comment comes after an AU source earlier had said the pan-African organisation was cancelling its trip to Democratic Republic of

At a summit on Thursday, AU leaders had cited "serious doubts" about the election figures and called for the announcement of the final results to be delayed.

The concurred with the AU assessment, a had said.

But the 16-nation congratulated Felix Tshisekedi, a longtime opposition leader, on Sunday for being declared president-elect and called for a peaceful handover of power.

The to Kinshasa, to be led by Faki and AU Paul Kagame, the Rwandan president, had originally been set for Monday.

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First Published: Mon, January 21 2019. 00:25 IST