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Annan Urges Congo's Presidential Rivals to Meet

VOA News - August 23, 2006

Kofi AnanU.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo's two leading presidential candidates to meet immediately to end fighting between their supporters.
EU Sends Reinforcements as Congo Fighting Continues

VOA News - August 22, 2006

Congo policeThe European Union says it rushed in three helicopters and 50 Special Forces soldiers from Gabon Tuesday. Its spokesman says he expects up to 500 more troops to arrive there soon. These will add to the 1,000 European troops who are supporting the United Nations' 17,000-strong peacekeeping mission in Congo.
Battling it out in Kinshasa

IRIN - August 22, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaFighting in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, may have broken out because the results of the 30 July election, announced on Sunday, took supporters of President Joseph Kabila by surprise, analysts said on Tuesday.
Frontrunners need alliances for 2nd round of presidential polls

IRIN - August 22, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaPresidential frontrunners Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba of the Democratic Republic of Congo will have to make political alliances to win the run-off election due on 29 October, analysts said.
Officials Appeal for Calm in Congo After Kinshasa Gunbattles

VOA News - August 22, 2006

KinshasaOfficials are appealing for calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after three days of gunbattles between supporters of the two main presidential candidates.
Peacekeepers Evacuate Diplomats From Congo Gun Battle

VOA News - August 22, 2006

Monuc troops in KinshasaUnited Nations and European peacekeepers have evacuated a group of diplomats who were trapped by gunfire between forces loyal to Congo's top two presidential candidates. The tension in Congo remains high after the results of the announcement of the first round of elections.
Congo's capital calm after results night gunbattle

Monuc/Reuters - August 21, 2006

KinshasaCongolese police and U.N. peacekeepers patrolled the capital Kinshasa on Monday hours after the announcement of an election run-off was overshadowed by battles between soldiers loyal to the two leading candidates.
Gunfights erupt as Congo heads for poll run-off

Reuters/AlertNet - August 20, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluCongolese President Joseph Kabila's guards fought gun battles with forces loyal to election challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday, after poll results showed the two would have to enter a run-off.
All-Star Basketball Player Opens Hospital in DRC

VOA News - August 19, 2006

Mutombo DikembeNational Basketball Association All-Star and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo says he has no political affiliation in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. He says he hopes whoever wins the July 30th elections will focus on the country's many problems.
Congo Police Step Up Patrols Ahead of Election Results

VOA News - August 19, 2006

Congo policeDemocratic Republic of Congo's police force flexed its muscles in the country's capital Friday, sending heavily armed patrols onto the streets. Officials said it was a routine exercise but, coming days before the publication of election results, the move was seen as confrontational by many in the tense capital.







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