|Interview with Valentin Mubake, representative of the opposition UDPS|
IRIN - June 14, 2006
|The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is preparing to hold its first democratic elections in 45 years on 30 July, but the main political opposition party is not participating.|
|To vote, or not to vote?|
IRIN - June 8, 2006
|Among the many political problems weighing on this giant, war-weary nation as it staggers towards its first elections in 40 years, is the fact that its main opposition has missed the deadline to register.|
|List of presidential candidates finalised but still no election date|
IRIN - April 27, 2006
President Joseph Kabila and three of his four vice-presidents are on the final list of 33 presidential candidates published by the Democratic Republic of Congo's Independent Electoral Commission, known by its French acronym CEI.
|Ahead of elections UN sends more peacekeepers to troubled Katanga|
UN News Service - April 25, 2006
The vanguard of a new contingent of United Nations peacekeepers has arrived in embattled Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to boost security for forthcoming elections that it is hoped will cement the vast country's transition from years of bloody conflict to peace and democracy.
|UN's Annan Tells Congo's Politicians to Accept Rule, Results of Elections|
VOA News - March 21, 2006
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has called on Congo's politicians to ensure that their post-war election is inclusive and the results are respected by all parties.
|Donors agree to provide €85 million more for polls|
IRIN - July 12, 2005
European donors and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo committed themselves on Tuesday to provide an additional €85 million ($100 million) for democratic elections in the central African country, but officials say more money is still needed.
|Officials trade blame for delaying elections|
IRIN - January 12, 2005
Since an announcement on Friday that the electoral commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo may not be able to hold elections by 30 June as scheduled, various political groups and officials involved in the transition have been accusing each other of causing the delay.