Congo fire destroys thousands of voting machines for presidential election

FILE PHOTO: An electronic voting machine and a ballot box are seen inside the Congo's electoral commission (CENI) head offices at the Gombe Municipality in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Robert Carrubba/File Photo

KINSHASA (Reuters) – A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo’s capital destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the country’s long-delayed Dec. 23 presidential election, authorities said on Thursday. Democratic Republic of Congo’s national electoral commission (CENI) said in a statement the blaze had destroyed 8,000 […]

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