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Opening of Joint Commission to investigate the recent unrest in Kinshasa

IRIN - August 29, 2006

William Swing - MonucThe opening session of the Joint Commission, which was set under the aegis of MONUC, opened today. The Commission was set up following the unrest which took place in Kinshasa from August 20 to 22, 2006.
IEC publishes intial legislative election results

Monuc - August 28, 2006

CEI - ElectionsThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) published this weekend the first partial results of the legislative elections which were held on July 30, 2006, at the same time as the first round of the presidential poll.
G. Gaye: "Ensuring an atmosphere of calm and security for the elections is our priority"

Monuc - August 28, 2006

General GayeAs calm returned to Kinshasa, we questioned MONUC force commander General Babacar Gaye, on the events which occurred in the capital from August 20 to 22. He gives his account of the events of which he was an actor and witness, and describes the measures taken to restore the situation.
IEC: Everyone must respect the democratic process, so that we can organise the forthcoming elections

Monuc - August 25, 2006

Apolinaire MalumaluWith the imminent publication of partial DRC legislative election results, scheduled for this Friday August 25, we spoke to Independent Electoral Commission President Fr. Malu Malu, to get his views on the recent unrest and the current state of the electoral process in the DRC.
Counting the casualties after Kinshasa battle

IRIN - August 25, 2006

Elections protestAt least 66 people had been killed and wounded during three days of fighting in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, between forces of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the minister of interior said on Friday.
MONUC's mediation with Kabila and Bemba continues as Kinshasa returns to business as usual

Monuc - August 24, 2006

KinshasaMONUC's mediation with presidential rivals Joseph Kabila and Jean Pierre Bemba continues today, as the situation remains calm in the capital and daily activities resume.
Profile: Joseph Kabange Kabila

IRIN - August 24, 2006

Joseph Kabila KabangeJoseph Kabange Kabila, 35, is president of the current transitional government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and stood as an independent candidate in national elections, held on 30 July.
Profile: Jean-Pierre Gombo Bemba - Mouvement de libération du Congo

IRIN - August 23, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaBemba, 44, is a serving vice-president in charge of finance in the Democractic Republic of Congo's transitional government, and one of two contenders in the second round of presidential elections scheduled for 29 October. He is the leader of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), a former rebel group that became a political party after the 2002 peace agreement.
Truce Holds After Days of Fighting in Congo Capital

VOA News - August 23, 2006

MonucA U.N.-brokered truce between fighters loyal to the Democratic Republic of Congo's two remaining presidential candidates appeared to be holding Wednesday. After three days of fighting between men loyal to the incumbent president and a former rebel leader, a relative calm returned to the capital.
Annan Urges Congo's Presidential Rivals to Meet

VOA News - August 23, 2006

Kofi AnanU.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo's two leading presidential candidates to meet immediately to end fighting between their supporters.



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