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Retraining of prison officials begins in France

IRIN - January 11, 2006

The retraining of 20 Congolese civilian and military prison personnel began on Wednesday in the southwestern French town of Agen, as part of the Democratic Republic of Congo's effort to shore up its maintenance of the rule of law, the press attaché at French embassy in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa, said.


Crisis in Katanga ignored

IRIN - January 3, 2006

An enormous humanitarian crisis is emerging in the Democratic Republic of Congo?s Katanga Province, with tens of thousands of people being displaced, but so far the government and the international community are doing little.


Opposition politician ends boycott of upcoming polls

IRIN - January 3, 2006

Veteran politician Etienne Tshisekedi reversed on Monday his call for a boycott of general elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due in 2006.


Voters massively say "yes" to new constitution

Congo Planet Press - December 22, 2005

Congolese participating in their first free elections in forty years massively voted "yes" in a referendum on the future Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Supporters of constitution in strong position at polls

IRIN - December 21, 2005

Initial trends in the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitutional referendum show overwhelming support for the document, which, if approved, should clear the way for general elections in 2006.


World Court Finds Uganda Guilty of Congo Invasion, Abuses

VOA News - December 19, 2005

The World Court has found Uganda guilty of invading neighboring Congo during a 1998-2003 war and committing human-rights violations there. Congo's government says it will ask for billions in reparations and called the decision a warning to the country's other neighbors.


Referendum continues into second day

IRIN - December 19, 2005

Voters continued trickling into polling stations throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday for the second day of voting on the country's new draft constitution.


Referendum: isolated incidents, Kofi Annan calls for large turnout

MISNA - December 17, 2005

A convoy of the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI) was attacked yesterday by a group of militias in the Mahagi area, in the north-eastern district of Ituri, a few hours from the constitutional referendum. MISNA learned the news today from Radio Okapi of the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC).


Referendum: calm reigns in Kinshasa, president visits South Kivu

MISNA - December 17, 2005

While calm returns to Kinshasa after demonstrations against Sunday?s referendum yesterday morning, the Congolese people have turned their attention to Bukavu, capital of South Kivu, as for the first time president Josep Kabila visited the area.


Stakes high for vote on draft constitution

IRIN - December 15, 2005

Almost 25 million voters in the DRC could prepare the way for the country's first presidential and parliamentary elections if they accept the draft constitution that is to be presented to them on Sunday in a referendum, senior diplomats said in Kinshasa.









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