KINSHASA, Congo | As Congo counts votes in presidential poll, internet is cut

KINSHASA, Congo | As Congo counts votes in presidential poll, internet is cut

KINSHASA, Congo— As votes are counted Monday in Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, the internet was cut across the vast Central African country, apparently to prevent social media speculation about the results.

The official results are to be announced on Jan. 15, although preliminary results are expected within a week.

The ballot counting and compiling is taking place after an election day beset by problems but in which many Congolese showed a calm determination to register their votes.

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