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Congo's candidate debate scrapped

Monuc\BBC - October 26, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaA debate between the two presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been cancelled ahead of this Sunday's final round vote. Incumbent President Joseph Kabila and his challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba failed to agree on the terms of the debate.
UN Makes Peace Appeal to Congo's Candidates

VOA News - October 25, 2006

UN spokesman Jean-Tobie OkalaThe U.N. mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is urging rival candidates to denounce violence and promote discipline ahead of a runoff presidential vote October 29. Campaigning has been marked by the public absence of the two candidates and recurrent clashes between rival supporters.
Two of Kabila's killers recaptured

IRIN - October 25, 2006

Laurent KabilaTwo of the men convicted of killing President Laurent-Desire Kabila, who escaped from jail on Tuesday, have been recaptured, a military officer, who requested anonymity, said on Wednesday.
Kabila Murder Convicts Escape From Congo Jail

VOA News - October 24, 2006

Laurent KabilaAs many as 14 prisoners sentenced in the 2001 assassination of former Congolese President Laurent Kabila have escaped from a Kinshasa jail.
UN and European security forces vigilant ahead of presidential run-off

IRIN - October 24, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaAs presidential rivals Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba prepare for an electoral run-off in the Congo on Sunday, the two international forces in charge of security during the polls, say they are ready to quell any violence that erupts.
European Force Commanders in DRC Remain Optimistic

VOA News - October 23, 2006

Karl Heinz Viereck - EuforEuropean rapid reaction force commanders in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they believe the second-round presidential run-off Sunday will have a much more peaceful outcome than the first round, when results were followed by deadly clashes in the capital.
Clashes, Suspicion Mark DRC Campaigning

IRIN - October 22, 2006

Congo elections - Jean-Pierre Bemba supportersIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, recurrent clashes and criticism of police have marked early campaigning for the second-round post-war presidential run-off to be held October 29.
'Kisangani without arms' objective a success

Monuc - October 21, 2006

Monuc - KisanganiThe MONUC 'Kisangani without arms' objective, which was launched on Friday October 13 2006, has been a success to date, as the amount of unauthorised men with arms circulating the city has been drastically reduced, according to Kisangani force commander Col. Edouard Mbengue.
EU Boosts Troop Level in DRC Ahead of Run-Off Vote

VOA News - October 20, 2006

Congo policemanThe European Union plans to bring more peacekeeping troops to Kinshasa ahead of Congo's upcoming presidential run-off election.A spokesman for the EU peacekeeping force in Congo, Thierry Fusalba, says about 200 German and Dutch soldiers will be moved in from Gabon and deployed next week.
Kabila Seals New Deal Ahead of Congo Vote

VOA News - October 20, 2006

Joseph KabilaIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Joseph Kabila has sealed another alliance before a second round vote October 29 against former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba.Nzanga Mobutu called on members of his party to vote for Mr. Kabila in the run-off vote.







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