United Nations says it remains ready to assist in mediation if all political sides in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United Nations says it remains ready to assist in mediation if all political sides in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) request such an intervention.

The global organisation's remarks come amidst regional calls for a negotiated settlement that could lead to a government of national unity or a possible recount at the discretion of national authorities in the country.

The electoral authority in the DRC earlier announced Felix Tshisekedi as the provisional winner of the presidential election but runner-up, Martin Fayulu, has challenged the outcome in the country's Constitutional Court.