|UN-Led Troops Clash with Militia in Eastern DRC|
VOA News - December 22, 2005
The United Nations says U.N. and Congolese troops have launched an offensive against a militia group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Voters massively say "yes" to new constitution|
Congo Planet Press - December 22, 2005
Congolese participating in their first free elections in forty years massively voted "yes" in a referendum on the future Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Supporters of constitution in strong position at polls|
IRIN - December 21, 2005
Initial trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional referendum show overwhelming support for the document, which, if approved, should clear the way for general elections in 2006.
|World Court Finds Uganda Guilty of Congo Invasion, Abuses|
VOA News - December 19, 2005
The World Court has found Uganda guilty of invading neighboring Congo during a 1998-2003 war and committing human-rights violations there. Congo's government says it will ask for billions in reparations and called the decision a warning to the country's other neighbors.
|Referendum continues into second day|
IRIN - December 19, 2005
Voters continued trickling into polling stations throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday for the second day of voting on the country's new draft constitution.
|Referendum: isolated incidents, Kofi Annan calls for large turnout|
MISNA - December 17, 2005
A convoy of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) was attacked yesterday by a group of militias in the Mahagi area, in the north-eastern district of Ituri, a few hours from the constitutional referendum. MISNA learned the news today from Radio Okapi of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).
|Referendum: calm reigns in Kinshasa, president visits South Kivu|
MISNA - December 17, 2005
While calm returns to Kinshasa after demonstrations against Sunday?s referendum yesterday morning, the Congolese people have turned their attention to Bukavu, capital of South Kivu, as for the first time president Josep Kabila visited the area.
|Stakes high for vote on draft constitution|
IRIN - December 15, 2005
Almost 25 million voters in the DRC could prepare the way for the country's first presidential and parliamentary elections if they accept the draft constitution that is to be presented to them on Sunday in a referendum, senior diplomats said in Kinshasa.
|World Bank approves US $125-million grant for reconstruction|
IRIN - December 9, 2005
The World Bank has approved a US $125-million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rebuild its agricultural production and enhance food security, the bank said on Thursday.
|Kabila Warns of Catastrophic Consequences of No Vote on Constitution|
VOA News - December 8, 2005
Congo's President Joseph Kabila said Thursday that his country's voters must accept a proposed post-war constitution later this month if elections are to be held in 2006.