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The Congolese voted in peace

Monuc - October 30, 2006

Congo KinshasaIn spite of the heavy rain that disrupted the displacement of the voters in Kinshasa and in other cities of the country, the historic vote of Sunday 29 October, 2006 took place in peace. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) mentioned two isolated incidents in Equator province which caused at least one death.
Soldier kills two polling clerks in Ituri

IRIN - October 30, 2006

Petronille VawekaA soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo shot dead two polling clerks on Monday, raising the possibility of increased disturbances in the northeastern locality of Fatika where the incident occurred, Ituri District Administrative Officer Petronille Vaweka said.The officials killed were residents of Fatika, 90 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri.
Second-Round Vote Counting Begins in DRC

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsVote-counting has started in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a second-round presidential election to end a transition period, and years of war and misrule. The national election commission says it is investigating serious incidents of violence that took place during voting in the northwest province of Equateur.
Rains, Violence Disrupt DRC Polls

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaSecurity forces have had to intervene in several parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after voting for presidential and provincial elections was broken up by rioting. In the west of the country, there was low turnout initially because of heavy rains.
Voting begins, marking completion of long democratic transition

IRIN - October 29, 2006

Joseph Kabila voting on October 29 2006Voting began on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a presidential run-off marking the official completion of a transition from war to peace that began in 2003.
Polls Open in Post-War DRC Election

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsPolls have opened in a decisive second round, post-war presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Transitional President Joseph Kabila, the son of a slain coup leader, faces off against Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba, a former Uganda backed rebel.
US Pledges Continued Support to DR Congo

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Jendayi FrazerUS Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer says the United States will continue to be a partner of the Congolese people in their post-conflict reconstruction no matter who wins tomorrow's presidential vote. Secretary Frazer spoke in Washington Friday during a pre-election roundtable with a select group of African journalists.
In DRC Election, Imposed Son Faces Off Against Rebel

VOA News - October 28, 2006

Joseph KabilaSunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military-installed son of a coup leader faces off against a former Uganda-backed rebel in a run-off election for president. VOA's Nico Colombant profiles the two candidates, Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba. Both have said they will accept the results, whatever the outcome.
The Congolese people won't accept a return to violence and destruction

Monuc - October 27, 2006

Ciat - KinshasaThe International Committee in Support of the Transition (CIAT*) invites the Congolese to participate en masse in the presidential and provincial elections on 29 October, 2006 and states that neither the Congolese people nor the international community will accept a return to violence and destruction in the country.
Election Observers in DRC Comment on Preparations for Sunday's Run-Off Vote

VOA News - October 27, 2006

Congo - electionsElection officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are making final preparations before Sunday's presidential run-off election. Thousands of observers have deployed across the country to monitor the vote.



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