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Provincial elections campaign launched

Monuc - October 6, 2006

CEI - CongoAt the official launch of the DRC provincial election campaign on Friday October 6 2006, the High Authority of the Media (HAM) reiterated that the media had a very important role to play in this crucial period of the country's history.
New patrol launched to enforce "Kinshasa, city without arms" objective

Monuc - October 3, 2006

Monuc - KinshasaFollowing the agreement signed on September 23 2006 by representatives of President Kabila and Vice President Bemba, a new patrol under the objective of "Kinshasa, city without arms", was launched yesterday October 2 2006.
Rival Congolese Camps Build Alliances

VOA News - October 2, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaRival camps in the Democratic Republic of Congo's post-war election process are busy building alliances, but fears of more unrest remain. A second round presidential runoff will take place October 29, along with an election for provincial posts.
Majority coalition in parliament backs Kabila

IRIN - October 2, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeA coalition of political parties backing transitional President Joseph Kabila in upcoming second-round polls in the Democratic Republic of Congo has achieved a majority in the new parliament with 300 out of 500 seats, according to a spokesman for the coalition.
UN envoy says country should be ready to hold successful polls next month

Monuc - September 28, 2006

William Lacy SwingThe Democratic Republic of the Congo should have all the necessary financial, logistical and security elements in place to successfully stage the run-off round of landmark presidential elections next month, the senior United Nations envoy to the country said on 27 September, 2006.
Congo's Children Face Bleak Future

VOA News - September 28, 2006

Congo classroomThe Democratic Republic of Congo will hold a second round in its post-war presidential election in October, in hopes of ending years of violence, misrule and corruption. But for many children, both former child soldiers and homeless city kids, the election seems a far cry from their daily struggles to survive.
The National Congolese Police launched its first patrol operation in Kinshasa "gun-free town"

Monuc - September 26, 2006

Congo Police in KinshasaOn Monday 25 September, 2006 at 5:00 pm, the National Congolese Police (PNC) launched its first operation of "weapons control patrol" in Kinshasa, in Binza Pigeon, Ngaliema district, north of the city and in Kingabwa, Limete district. The operation lasted until Tuesday morning.
Annan calls for extension of the UN mission in the DR Congo ahead of October's poll

UN News Service - September 26, 2006

Kofi AnanLooking ahead to next month's run-off presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and beyond, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for the UN mission in the vast African country to be extended until February, and also for continued authorization to reinforce troop numbers when necessary.
Presidential hopefuls agree to disarm for next election

IRIN - September 25, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaSenior aides to the two candidates running for president in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have agreed to make Kinshasa a weapons-free zone to ensure that the fighting that followed the first-round results in August is not repeated.
Security Council stresses its commitment to ensure successful presidential, provincial elections

Monuc - September 23, 2006

Un Security CouncilThe Security Council stressed today its commitment to the peaceful conduct of the second round of presidential and provincial elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its determination to ensure the success of the peace process in that country, in the interests of the Congolese people, Central Africa and the Great Lakes region.



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