Kinshasa — Democratic Republic of the Congo said on Wednesday it had pulled accreditation for a French radio journalist and cut broadcasts from the station, as well as a local television channel, amid tensions over the counting of votes in crucial elections. The authorities said accreditation for Florence Morice, the Radio France Internationale (RFI) correspondent in Kinshasa, had been withdrawn. Government spokesperson Lambert Mende accused Morice of violating electoral law and “the code of good conduct for foreign journalists covering the elections”. Accusing the station of stirring controversy, he said, “RFI’s broadcasts have been cut off in all of Congo’s cities.” “We are not going to let a radio station throw petrol on the flames at a time when we are waiting for the compilation of the provisional results,” Mende said. He said authorities also cut the signal of local Canal Congo television, seen as close to the opposition, for broadcasting election results ahead of an official ...

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