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Three mass graves discovered in Ituri

IRIN - November 24, 2006

Bunia - IturiInvestigations have begun into three mass graves containing 30 corpses in a military camp in the northeastern Congolese district of Ituri, UN spokesman Kemal Saiki said Friday.
W.Swing: The transfer of Bemba's troops has already started

Monuc - November 24, 2006

William Swing - head of Monuc in Congo-KinshasaAt the farewell ceremony on November 23 2006 for the Uruguayan contingent that are now finishing their nine month tour in the DRC, William Swing, the UN Special Representative in the DRC, spoke on the current political situation in the DRC.
A MONUC blue helmet hero in Kinshasa

Monuc - November 20, 2006

Congo - KinshasaDuring the confrontations of November 11, 2006, in front of the residence of vice-president J.P. Bemba, the Uruguayan corporal Correa of MONUC, showed courage and devotion while saving the life of a woman and her four children.
Bemba rejects poll results

IRIN - November 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba, challenger to President Joseph Kabila, has rejected the provisional results of the run-off presidential poll announced by the Democratic Republic of Congo's Independent Electoral Commission.
World Court Begins Hearings Against Alleged Congo Warlord

VOA News - November 9, 2006

Thomas LubangaJudges at the International Criminal Court in The Hague began hearing evidence for the first time, as prosecutors began laying out their case against a Congolese militia leader. Thomas Lubanga is accused of recruiting children to fight a brutal war in the northeast of the country. For VOA, Lauren Comiteau is following the confirmation proceedings and has more from Amsterdam.
Kabila Ahead in DRCongo Vote Amid Appeals for Calm

VOA News - November 5, 2006

William Swing - Abdusalami AbubakarIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, transitional President Joseph Kabila is in the lead in early vote-counting, but election officials insist this should not lead to any projections. Former African leaders have appealed to Mr. Kabila and his opponent, former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba, to avoid violence during and after the release of results from last week's presidential election.
EU observers: The polling day took place in remarkably calm atmosphere

Monuc - November 2, 2006

Congo - electionsThe European Union Electoral Observation Mission (EU EOM) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo noted at a press conference held in Kinshasa on 1 November 2006, that the Election Day went off in order and with noticeable improvement in the operations transparency comparing to the first round elections.
Delayed presidential elections underway in Fataki

IRIN - November 2, 2006

Fataki - Congo mapClose to 15,000 voters in Fataki, an area in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, began voting on Thursday in presidential elections after a four-day delay caused by riots in the area.
Polls repeated in volatile areas

IRIN - November 1, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba voting on October 29,2006Repeat elections have been conducted in parts of the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri District following disturbances during Sunday's presidential polls.Speaking on Tuesday, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Apollinaire Malumalu, told IRIN that the disturbances had occurred in Fataki, 90 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri, after a soldier shot dead two polling clerks.
S. African Observers: No major incidents or irregularities with the voting process

Monuc - October 31, 2006

Congo Kinshasa - electionsAt a press conference on 31 October 2006, the South African Observer Mission (SAOM) announced that the presidential and provincial elections "were conducted in a climate conducive for a democratic expression of the will of the people of the DRC," in the presence of the witnesses of the political parties as well as both the national and international observers.







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