Watching the results come in… There was little prior announcement, but word got around and people tuned in their television sets and radios.

As the results came out, a group of men crowded into a hairdressers in pro-Tshesekedi district of Katuba in Lubumbashi. Breath was drawn in over gritted teeth when Kabila won a province. Smiles broke out when Tshesekedi came through.

When Tshesekedi was announced to have won only 7.07% of Katanga’s vote, I was told “impossible”.