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Rights Groups Protest Eviction of Street Children From Congo's Capital

VOA News - November 26, 2006

Kinshasa - Street childrenHuman rights groups are protesting what they say is the eviction of street youths from Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa. Hundreds of children and young adults have been rounded up recently, and the adults sent to the province of Katanga a thousand kilometers away. Franz Wild recently visited Kinshasa, and files this report for VOA.
EU electoral observer mission gives its findings

Monuc/MOE UE - November 17, 2006

MOE UEThe European Union Electoral Observer Mission (MOE UE) gave a press conference this Friday November 17 2006 in Kinshasa where they gave their findings of the elements collected by its observers on the ground, and the figures compiled by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
Joseph Kabila elected new president of DRC

Monuc - November 16, 2006

Joseph KabilaOn Wednesday evening November 15 2006, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced the provisional results that make Joseph Kabila the new president of the DRC, with 58.05% of the votes, against a total of 41.95% of the votes for his presidential rival Jean Pierre Bemba.
417 Kinshasa citizens sent on national service against their will

Monuc - November 14, 2006

Kinshasa - election violence417 people, including women, children and street children, who were arrested by the Congolese National Police (PNC) after the November 11 2006 unrest in Kinshasa, have been detained and will now be sent on national service against their will.
Police arrest 337 over Kinshasa clashes

IRIN - November 13, 2006

KinshasaPolice in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have arrested 337 people, including 87 children, over violence that rocked the city on Saturday, Interior Minister Denis Kalume said on Monday.
Hundreds of Arrests Follow DRC Violence

VOA News - November 13, 2006

KinshasaHundreds have been arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the aftermath of deadly clashes Saturday surrounding preliminary election results.With only 10 percent of the vote left to be counted, and preliminary election results showing presidential incumbent Joseph Kabila leading with nearly 60 percent of the vote, supporters of his opponent, former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba, are making accusations of election fraud.
DRC's Election Results Make Its Neighbour Nervous

Monuc/IRIN - November 3, 2006

Congo - electionsThe Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) anxious wait for the outcome of the presidential election run-off is putting its neighbour Zambia on edge where currency dealers are stocking up on kwacha, the local currency, and dumping the DRC's Congolese franc.
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.
Voting begins, marking completion of long democratic transition

IRIN - October 29, 2006

Joseph Kabila voting on October 29 2006Voting began on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a presidential run-off marking the official completion of a transition from war to peace that began in 2003.
Election Observers in DRC Comment on Preparations for Sunday's Run-Off Vote

VOA News - October 27, 2006

Congo - electionsElection officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are making final preparations before Sunday's presidential run-off election. Thousands of observers have deployed across the country to monitor the vote.







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