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Fighting Breaks Out in Congo Capital

VOA News - November 11, 2006

Kinshasa - election violenceClashes between fighters loyal to rival presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo left two civilians dead on Saturday as fresh partial election results showed the gap between the contenders narrowing
Monsengwo: We demand that no-one returns this country to war

Monuc - November 10, 2006

Monsengwo Pasinya - William SwingWilliam Swing, the UN Special Representative for the Secretary General in the DRC, met Archbishop Monsengwo, the president of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), on Thursday November 9, 2006. After the meeting Archbishop Monsengwo gave his impressions on the DRC political situation, in an interview granted to MONUC's video unit.
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.



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