KINSHASA, Congo | The Latest: African regional groups take note of Congo vote

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KINSHASA, Congo —January 11, 2019— The Latest on Congo’s presidential election (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

African regional organizations are “taking note” of Congo’s disputed presidential election results and do not congratulate the officially declared winner.

The statements by the southern African and Great Lakes regional groups look forward to the release of the final results and call for calm in the vast country.

Opposition candidate Martin Fayulu asserts he won 61 percent of the vote, citing election observers with the influential Catholic Church, and he says he will file a court challenge on Saturday morning.

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