The Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Thursday on the second day of a chaotic and in parts violent general election after authorities extended opening hours for polling stations that failed to open the previous day.
The elections across Africa’s second-largest country were disrupted on Wednesday by delays in delivering election kits and malfunctioning equipment.
People also struggled to find their names on registers, while violence caused chaos in other places.
The decision by the election commission, known as CENI, to extend the vote was rejected by five presidential candidates who have called for a rerun.
Early on Thursday in Kabare in Congo’s restive eastern region, 21-year-old Jean Claude Irenge Kalumuna was among the first residents to cast his vote.
Sammy Nwanza is with Impunity watch DRC.