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Congolese celebrate Easter amid tensions

Congolese celebrate Easter amid tensions

Republic of the Congo

Despite the much contested presidential polls in the Republic of the Congo, the Congolese population are united to overcome their divisions during this Easter festive season.

The recent elections have spurred different reactions both locally and internationally.

“We came to celebrate Easter but specifically for peace in our country. Up to date things are not working as planned,” said Rose Adelle, a resident in Brazzaville.

We came to celebrate Easter but specifically for peace in our country. Up to date things are not working as planned.

“We live in difficult times where there’s victory for one side but on the other the opposition contesting. The atmosphere is not at all serene but as Congolese, we have to overcome these divisions,” said Ghislain Biahoua, a religious leader.

President Denis Sassou Nguesso was declared the winner of the March 20 election which was conducted under a media and communication blackout.

Opposition parties in the country have demanded for a recount of the ballots which they say were marred with irregularities.

AFP

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