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Tshisekedi Leaves 'House Arrest' to Meet German Ambassador

Radio Okapi - February 27, 2012

Etienne Tshisekedi with his wife Marthe TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi left his home for the first time on Friday since being put under “house arrest”, his spokesman Albert Moleka told Radio Okapi. Mr. Tshisekedi and his wife, Marthe, went to the residence of the German Ambassador in Kinshasa, where they were invited to dinner.
Kabila Is Open to Dialogue with Tshisekedi, Government Spokesman Says

ACP - February 22, 2012

Lambert Mende OmalangaInformation Minister Lambert Mende told a news conference on Tuesday that the door for dialogue with opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi remains open. “Mr. Tshisekedi is a valid spokesman for the opposition and its most important leader,” Mr. Mende said. However, he deplored the fact that Mr. Tshisekedi’s party, the UDPS, has asked its newly-elected Members of Parliament to boycott the body or risk being expelled.
Kabila's Party Loses Seats in Parliament, Increasing Reliance on Allies

Congo News Agency - February 3, 2012

Congo national parliamentPresident Joseph Kabila’s party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), and its allies will hold a majority of seats in the new parliament, according to the results of the Nov. 28 parliamentary elections published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday.
Tshisekedi's Call for General Strike Largely Ignored

Congo News Agency - January 31, 2012

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi's call for a general strike beginning Monday around the Democratic Republic of Congo has largely been ignored. Mbuji-Mayi, in Kasai Oriental Province, was the only major city in the country to experience major disruptions on Monday as most schools and businesses remained closed.

UDPS Denies 'Henious' Attack on Senate President

Xinhua - January 3, 2012

Joseph Kabila, Vital Kamerhe, Kengo wa Dondo and Adolphe MuzitoThe main opposition party in DR Congo has denied that its supporters were involved in Saturday's attack against the country's Senate president in Paris. "The Congolese in the diaspora always attack all those who work against their interests. They want change and they have always fought for institutionalization of democracy and constitutionalism in DR Congo," a UDPS official told a press conference on Monday in Kinshasa.
Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?

Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS)Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.

Tshisekedi Rejects Presidential Election Results, Calls for Calm

Radio Okapi - December 10, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi, president of the Union for Democracy and Social ProgressEtienne Tshisekedi rejected the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday, but called on his supporters to remain calm. The leader of the UDPS called the publication of the results “an actual provocation of the Congolese people.”
Observers Hail Successful DR Congo Elections

Congo News Agency - December 1, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi votes on Monday, November 28, 2011In a joint statement released on Wednesday, elections observers from the AU, SADC, ECCAS, COMESA and the ICGLR hailed the successful holding of Monday's presidential and parliamentary elections in DR Congo. The observers called on Congolese political leaders "to continue to show a high sense of responsibility by accepting the outcome of the polls."
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.







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