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Bemba camp contests partial election results

Monuc - November 15, 2006

Kinshasa - electionsThe political office of the "Union pour la Nation" (UpN), the political platform that supports presidential candidate Jean Pierre Bemba, denounced on Tuesday November 14 2006 the partial results given by the IEC, and affirmed that Mr. Bemba is in the lead, with 52.5% of the 11,954,758 ballots cast.
417 Kinshasa citizens sent on national service against their will

Monuc - November 14, 2006

Kinshasa - election violence417 people, including women, children and street children, who were arrested by the Congolese National Police (PNC) after the November 11 2006 unrest in Kinshasa, have been detained and will now be sent on national service against their will.
Police arrest 337 over Kinshasa clashes

IRIN - November 13, 2006

KinshasaPolice in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have arrested 337 people, including 87 children, over violence that rocked the city on Saturday, Interior Minister Denis Kalume said on Monday.
Kinshasa stays calm after Saturday's clashes

Monuc - November 13, 2006

Kinshasa - electionsKinshasa remains calm after the violence that erupted on Saturday November 11th 2006, in the central business district of Gombe, which involved the Congolese police and members of Vice President Bemba's security forces, and left four people dead.
Hundreds of Arrests Follow DRC Violence

VOA News - November 13, 2006

KinshasaHundreds have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the aftermath of deadly clashes Saturday surrounding preliminary election results.With only 10 percent of the vote left to be counted, and preliminary election results showing presidential incumbent Joseph Kabila leading with nearly 60 percent of the vote, supporters of his opponent, former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, are making accusations of election fraud.
Calm returns after sporadic gunfire

MISNA - November 11, 2006

Kinshasa - GombeDespite the tension, calm appears to have returned to the Gombe quarter of Kinshasa, where there were isolated shooting incidents. The gunfire raised fears of a resumption of the clashes between militias tied to vice-president Bemba and president Kabila.
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.

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