In the Democratic Republic of Congo, only dozens of supporters answered the call of opposition leader Martin Fayulu to protest against the Constitutional Court's declaration of Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of the 30 December presidential election.

There was a heavy police presence on the streets of the capital, Kinshasa, which could explain the small numbers, the BBC's Louise Dewast says.

Mr Fayulu, who was the runner-up according to official results, said the election had been stolen but the court dismissed his petition.

Election data leaked to some news organisations suggested that he won the vote.

After the court ruling on Sunday Mr Fayulu said that he considers himself as the legitimate president.

He urged the international community not to recognise the official result and described regional body Sadc, which conngratulated Mr Tshisekedi, as an absolute disgrace and said democracy was being killed in DR Congo.