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Congolese Start Voting in Landmark Elections

Radio Okapi - November 28, 2011

Voters check candidates' lists at a polling stationPolling stations have opened in the capital Kinshasa and all over the Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Nearly 32 million Congolese will elect their president and 500 national Members of Parliament. Observers sent by the candidates are witnessing the votes.
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.
The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman

ACP - October 6, 2011

Lambert MendeThe Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Tensions Rise as Tshisekedi Enters Presidential Race

Congo News Agency - September 6, 2011

Police on the streets in Kinshasa as Etienne Tshisekedi was registering his candidacyOne person was reported killed on Tuesday in Kinshasa after police fired live ammunition to disperse a protest by members of the UDPS. The unrest came a day after Etienne Tshisekedi, the leader of the UDPS, registered as a presidential candidate for the November election.
Tshisekedi Draws Huge Crowds in Kinshasa

Le Potentiel - August 10, 2011

Etienne TshisekediThe president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress staged an impressive show of force in the capital certain to bolster his claim that he is the best candidate from the opposition to challenge President Joseph Kabila in the one-round presidential election scheduled for November 28.
Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011

Etienne TshisekediAt least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
UN names some of the victims of deadly plane crash

UN News - April 6, 2011

MONUSCO senior management observe a minute of silence in KinshasaThe United Nations has released the names of some of the victims of Monday’s plane crash in Kinshasa that killed all but one of the 33 people aboard a UN aircraft. UN officials, working with Congolese counterparts, said they have been able to identify all the bodies and are in the process of notifying the victims’ next of kin.
UN plane crashes in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - April 4, 2011

Aéroport international de N'djiliA UN plane crashed on Monday at Kinshasa N'djili airport. According to preliminary reports, the plane was carrying 29 passengers, including United Nations Mission Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) staff members and peacekeepers, and three crew members. At least 26 people are reported to have died.
DR Congo Recalls Ambassador to Brazzaville

Radio Okapi - March 26, 2011

Joseph Kabila and Denis Sassou NguessoThe Democratic Republic of Congo has withdrawn its envoy to the Republic of Congo, authorities in Kinshasa announced on Friday. The DRC's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alexis Thambwe Mwamba, said in a statement that ambassador Esther Kirongozi will leave Brazzaville immediately.







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