Martin Fayulu disputes the constitutional court ruling declaring Felix Tshisekedi the presidential election winner, and has called on his supporters to protest. Some African leaders have congratulated Mr Tshisekedi on his victory – but the continent-wide organisation the African Union has yet to back the result and has postponed a delegation’s visit to the country. We’ll hear from the AU, Mr Fayulu himself, and ask what the international community is likely to do now.
Also in the programme: we’ll hear from one of Yemen’s ‘forgotten villages’, which haven’t received any aid since the war began four years ago; and we’ll discuss - should a prominent profile on social media let you jump the queue when applying for asylum?
(Picture: Martin Fayulu, who says he is the DRC's "legitimate" president. Credit: Reuters)
DRC Election: Felix Tshisekedi Declared President
Congo’s constitutional court confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s presidential election win, dismissing a challenge from opposition leader Martin Fayulu who rejected the court’s decision and declared himself president. Mr Fayulu tells Newshour he wants his supporters to begin non-violent protests to challenge to the results.
Also in the programme: A reporter on the ground in Zimbabwe tells us she's spoken to mothers of children who've been beaten, and we speak to the director of a new film about a psychological experiment called the 'Sex Raft'.
Image: Democratic Republic of Congo's Union for Democracy and Social Progress (Union pour la Democratie et le Progres Social - UDPS) party leader and presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi. Credit: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images.
Over Sixty People Killed in Mexico Fuel Disaster
At least 66 people killed after a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves explodes.
Also in the programme: President Trump makes a major announcement on immigration.
(Picture: Flames burn at the scene of a massive blaze triggered by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 18, 2019. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands Gather For Gdansk Mayor’s Funeral
Pawel Adamowicz was fatally stabbed at a charity event last weekend. He’d been the mayor of Gdansk for 20 years. A day of mourning is underway in Poland today as his funeral service takes place in St Mary’s Church. We’ll hear from someone who knew him.
Also in the programme: the DRC’s Constitutional Court is due to rule on a challenge to the official results of the contested presidential election; and can music affect the taste of cheese?
(Picture: Scouts stand guard at the urn with the ashes of the late Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz. Credit: EPA)
Sudanese Protesters Mourn For Victim
Thousands of people in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, have turned out for the funeral of a man shot late on Thursday during clashes with the security forces. We speak to a protester and get the latest on the dramatic events in the city.
Also on the programme, we hear the first hand account of North Korea victims of Chinese sex trafficking in their bid to escape to the South. And how Croatia is dealing with asylum seekers from further East.
(Photo: Demonstrators staged a sit-in outside a hospital in Khartoum; Credit: REUTERS)