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Opposition Supporters Step Up Attacks on Congolese Officials Abroad

Radio Okapi - February 28, 2012

Moise Katumbi ChapweCongolese opposition supporters calling themselves “fighters” have intensified attacks against Congolese officials travelling abroad. Katanga Province Governor Moise Katumbi is the latest in a string of officials who have come under attack from the so-called “Patriots-Combatants”.
Kabila's Senior Advisor Katumba Mwanke Dies in Plane Crash

Radio Okapi - February 12, 2012

Katumba MwankeA private jet belonging to former Katanga Province governor Katumba Mwanke crashed at 1pm on Sunday near the airport of Bukavu, South Kivu Province. According to state radio and television broadcaster RTNC, Katumba Mwanke, the pilot, and the copilot were killed.
Supreme Court Rules Joseph Kabila Won Presidential Election

Congo News Agency - December 16, 2011

President Joseph Kabila supporters celebrates 2011 presidential election victory announced by the INEC on Dec. 9, 2011The Supreme Court has upheld the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election published by the Independent National Electoral Commission last Friday. The Supreme Court ruled that Joseph Kabila won 48,95% of the votes, Etienne Tshisekedi 32,33%, Vital Kamerhe 7,74%, Leon Kengo wa Dondo 4,95%, Mbusa Nyamwisi 1,72%, Nzanga Mobutu 1,75%, with the remaining 5 candidates garnering less than 1% each.

Kabila Leads Partial Election Results

Congo News Agency - December 3, 2011

President Joseph Kabila votes on November 28, 2011The Independent National Electoral Commission has started publishing partial results of Monday’s presidential election in DR Congo. President Joseph Kabila leads overall while not winning in all provinces. Etienne Tshisekedi is second, leading in Bas-Congo and in the two Kasai provinces.
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.
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.
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.
On the Campaign Trail, Kabila, Tshisekedi Cross Paths in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - November 15, 2011

Joseph Kabila campaigning in Goma, North KivuThe two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election crossed paths in eastern Congo on Monday. Both President Joseph Kabila and Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Goma, North Kivu Province, on the same day to hold campaign events.
UN advises prudent use of abundant resources to spur development

UN News Centre - October 10, 2011

Congo rainforestThe Democratic Republic of the Congo has the capacity to become the driving force of Africa’s economic development if its vast forests, water resources and trillions of dollars worth of mineral reserves are used prudently, according to the findings of a United Nations assessment released today.
The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman

ACP - October 6, 2011

Lambert MendeThe Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.







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