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Kabila Retains Lead in Partial Congo Election Results

VOA News - November 10, 2006

Joseph KabilaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, has retained his lead in new partial results from last month's presidential run-off.The results issued Friday by Congo's electoral commission show Mr. Kabila with nearly 61 percent of the vote. The figures show Vice President and former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba trailing with nearly 40 percent.
World Court Begins Hearings Against Alleged Congo Warlord

VOA News - November 9, 2006

Thomas LubangaJudges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague began hearing evidence for the first time, as prosecutors began laying out their case against a Congolese militia leader. Thomas Lubanga is accused of recruiting children to fight a brutal war in the northeast of the country. For VOA, Lauren Comiteau is following the confirmation proceedings and has more from Amsterdam.
Congo Opposition Alleges Cheating in Vote Count

VOA News - November 9, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe main opposition coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has found evidence of cheating in the election vote count.The Union for the Nation Coalition, which backs former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, says its vote count differs from partial results released this week by the electoral commission.
Kabila, Bemba meet in efforts to maintain calm

IRIN - November 8, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaCongolese presidential contenders Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba have met in the capital, Kinshasa, in a bid to ensure that calm prevails when the results of the run-off election are announced, a spokesman for Kabila said on Wednesday.
Video: Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba meet on November 7, 2006

Présidence - November 7, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Jean-Pierre BembaJoseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba meet on November 7, 2006 (Watch video)

US Ambassador: No one has the right to threaten order, security and stability in the DRC

Monuc - November 7, 2006

Roger MeeceThe Ambassador of the United States in the DRC, Roger Meece, talks about the US sanctions against violators of the arms embargo and against those recruiting child soldiers and takes stock of the electoral process.
The IEC has collected 71 % of the results

Monuc - November 7, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluIn a press release dated 6 November 2006, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) informed that the results from 35,542 out of 50,045 polling and counting stations have been collected, that is 71% of the total.
Kabila, Bemba tell African statesmen they will accept poll results

IRIN - November 6, 2006

Abdulsalami AbubakarCongolese President Joseph Kabila and challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba have assured four former African leaders that they would accept the run-off election results due to be announced before 19 November, one of the statesman said.
Kabila Ahead in DRCongo Vote Amid Appeals for Calm

VOA News - November 5, 2006

William Swing - Abdusalami AbubakarIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, transitional President Joseph Kabila is in the lead in early vote-counting, but election officials insist this should not lead to any projections. Former African leaders have appealed to Mr. Kabila and his opponent, former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba, to avoid violence during and after the release of results from last week's presidential election.
IEC: 18.2 % of the results have already been collected

Monuc - November 4, 2006

Congo KinshasaThe collecting of the ballot papers started in all the 62 compilation centers in the country, declared Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) president Apollinaire Malu Malu during a press conference held on 2 November 2006, in the presence of the president of the High Authority of the Media.







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