KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo counts ballots after day of voting snags

KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: Congo counts ballots after day of voting snags

KINSHASA, Congo — The latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local):

11:05 p.m.

Election officials in Congo are counting ballots from Sunday’s presidential election after a day in which numerous problems hampered voting across the vast Central African nation.

People are hoping the often-delayed election to choose a successor to President Joseph Kabila after 17 years in power will produce the country’s first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960.

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