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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.
The DRC Prepares for October Runoff Election

VOA News - August 22, 2006

CEI logoAs the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares for the runoff election between President Joseph Kabila and Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba on October 29th, the Independent Electoral Commission says it needs additional help from the international community.
EU Sends Reinforcements as Congo Fighting Continues

VOA News - August 22, 2006

Congo policeThe European Union says it rushed in three helicopters and 50 Special Forces soldiers from Gabon Tuesday. Its spokesman says he expects up to 500 more troops to arrive there soon. These will add to the 1,000 European troops who are supporting the United Nations' 17,000-strong peacekeeping mission in Congo.
Battling it out in Kinshasa

IRIN - August 22, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaFighting in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, may have broken out because the results of the 30 July election, announced on Sunday, took supporters of President Joseph Kabila by surprise, analysts said on Tuesday.



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