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Bemba condemns poll ruling but ready to lead opposition

IRIN - November 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe loser in Congo's presidential election, Jean-Pierre Bemba, said on Tuesday that while he disagreed with the Supreme Court's endorsement of rival Joseph Kabila as winner, he would lead the opposition.
Former DRC Rebel Concedes Election Defeat

VOA News - November 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaFormer rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has conceded defeat in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The winner, Joseph Kabila, son of an assassinated former coup leader, will be inaugurated next week.
White House congratulates Kabila on his victory

White House - November 29, 2006

Tony Snow - White House Press SecretaryThe United States commends the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the completion of presidential run-off and provincial elections. We congratulate President Kabila on his victory in the run-off election and urge all parties to uphold the ruling by the Congolese Supreme Court.
Jean-Pierre Bemba to join the opposition

MISNA - November 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba"In the name of the higher interest of the nation and with a concern to preserve peace and avoid the country's collapse in chaos and violence...I take responsibility and commit to lead a string republican opposition": so said Jean-Pierre Bemba.
DRC Waits for Losing Candidate's Reaction Following Official Election Results

VOA News - November 28, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo remains calm but tense after the Supreme Court certified the electoral victory of interim President Joseph Kabila. The losing candidate, former rebel and current Vice President, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has yet to concede.
Supreme Court validates Kabila presidential victory

IRIN - November 28, 2006

Jospeh KabilaThe Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared Joseph Kabila winner of a controversial presidential run-off election held on 29 October."The Supreme Court of Justice declares Joseph Kabila Kabange elected by an absolute majority," Benoit Lwamba Bindu, the court's first president, said in Kinshasa, the capital.
DRC Supreme Court confirms Joseph Kabila as President

Monuc - November 27, 2006

Congo-Kinhasa Supreme Court in sessionThe DRC Supreme Court on November 27 2006 confirmed Joseph Kabila as the new President of the DRC, and found against the legal protestations of election irregularities by his presidential rival Jean Pierre Bemba.
Congo Supreme Court Certifies Kabila Victory

VOA News - November 27, 2006

Congo-Kinshasa Supreme Court in sessionThe Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has certified the victory of incumbent President Joseph Kabila in October elections. His rival in the second round of voting, former Uganda-backed rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, had mounted a legal challenge to final results, saying there was fraud.
Army, UN troops retake Sake

IRIN - November 27, 2006

Laurent NkundaBetween 15,000 and 20,000 people have fled the eastern town of Sake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which was seized from army dissidents by United Nations and government troops on Monday, the commander of the 8th Military Region said.
Rights Groups Protest Eviction of Street Children From Congo's Capital

VOA News - November 26, 2006

Kinshasa - Street childrenHuman rights groups are protesting what they say is the eviction of street youths from Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. Hundreds of children and young adults have been rounded up recently, and the adults sent to the province of Katanga a thousand kilometers away. Franz Wild recently visited Kinshasa, and files this report for VOA.







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