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Vote Counting Underway after Mostly Peaceful Elections

Congo News Agency - November 29, 2011

Voters at a polling station in Kinshasa on Monday, November 28, 2011Voting was for the most part peaceful around the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday as most of the nearly 32 million registered voters were able to cast their ballots in peace at the more than 60,000 polling stations around the country. Observers are present at the polling stations to witness the vote counting and the results being posted.
Congolese Start Voting in Landmark Elections

Radio Okapi - November 28, 2011

Voters check candidates' lists at a polling stationPolling stations have opened in the capital Kinshasa and all over the Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Nearly 32 million Congolese will elect their president and 500 national Members of Parliament. Observers sent by the candidates are witnessing the votes.
32 Million Congolese Voters Set to Elect Their Leaders

Congo News Agency - November 27, 2011

Joseph Kabila supporters during a camgaign stop in Mbuji Mayi, Kasai-Oriental ProvinceMore than 32 million Congolese voters are set to go to the polls on Monday to elect their president and national Members of Parliament for the next 5 years. After a campaign charged with claims and counterclaims, it’s time for the voices of the Congolese people to be heard.
Officials Cancel Final Campaign Rallies in Kinshasa after Clashes

Radio Okapi - November 26, 2011

Kinshasa governor André Kimbuta YangoThe Governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, canceled all rallies marking the end of the campaign in the capital on Saturday after clashes erupted between supporters of the leading candidates for president. Officials say the decision was made in consultation with the provincial committee for security, and is intended to “preserve public order and social peace.”
Candidates to Make Last Stand in Kinshasa before Monday's Election

Congo News Agency - November 26, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi rallies supporters in Bukavu, South Kivu ProvinceThe leading candidates in Monday’s presidential election are set to hold dueling rallies in Kinshasa on Saturday, the last day of the campaign. President Kabila will rally supporters at Stade des Martyrs, while Etienne Tshisekedi has announced a rally in the capital upon his arrival at Ndjili airport. Vital Kamerhe will also hold a final rally at Stade Tata Raphael.
Kabila Mocks Tshisekedi, Says He Is Still President

Congo News Agency - November 26, 2011

A supporter of President Joseph Kabila in Mbuji MayiPresident Joseph Kabila has told supporters not to worry, he remains the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, at least until Monday. The incumbent president was referring to statements made earlier in the campaign by his main challenger, Etienne Tshisekedi, who declared himself president three weeks ago.
Campaigning in Eastern Congo, Kamerhe Vows To Restore State Authority

Radio Okapi - November 22, 2011

Vital Kamerhe campaigns in Eastern Congo, BukavuPresidential candidate Vital Kamerhe held a meeting at Independence Square in Bukavu, South Kivu Province, on Monday. The president of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) told his many supporters in his hometown that if elected his priority will be “restoring state authority.”
Tshisekedi: UDPS Has Never Been for a Joint Opposition Candidacy

Radio Okapi - November 19, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi arrives in Goma, North Kivu province on 11.14.2011Etienne Tshisekedi said on Saturday that the UDPS has never been for a joint candidacy of the opposition to win elections. “The elections are being held for the Congolese people, who are sovereign. They all want change. They know what they need to do, even if they were in front of 1000 candidates,” Mr. Tshisekedi said.
Kamerhe Rejects Single Opposition Candidate Strategy

Radio Okapi - November 19, 2011

Vital KamerheCampaigning in Bunia, Orientale Province, Vital Kamerhe said on Friday that trying to name one opposition candidate to face President Kabila in the Nov.  28 presidential election “only benefits Joseph Kabila. We are united but we don't want a single candidacy.”
Tshisekedi Denies Telling Supporters to Use Violence

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi campaigning in BukavuDuring an interview with the French service of the Voice of America on Thursday, Etienne Tshisekedi denied telling his supporters to use violence last week. The presidential candidate repeated his claim that he is the current president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.



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