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Kabila's Election Speech Leads to Judges' Strike

Congo News Agency - September 20, 2011

Juges protesting in front of the Prime Minister's officeJudges across the country say they will remain on strike until they start getting paid the $1,600 President Joseph Kabila claimed they earn each month in his speech to the nation last Wednesday. The judges say they were stunned to hear President Kabila tout their seemingly high salary as one of his accomplishments during the last five years.
Eleven Candidates to Run for President

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph Kabila, Etienne Tshisekedi, Vital Kamerhe, Kengo wa Dondo, Nzanga Mobutu, Mbusa MyamwisiThe Independent National Electoral Commission released Thursday night the provisional list of candidates in the November 28 presidential election. The INEC approved the applications of Jean Andeka Djamba, Adam Bombole, Joseph Kabila, Nicéphore Kakese Malela, Vital Kamerhe, Oscar Kashala, Leon Kengo wa Dondo, Mbusa Nyamwisi, Zanga Mobutu, Josue Mukendi, and Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba.
Malu Malu Challenges Opponents of Elections Timetable

Congo News Agency - August 12, 2010

Apolinaire Malu MaluReacting to the mounting opposition against the timetable released by the Independent Electoral Commission on Monday, the head of the IEC said on Wednesday that all those opposed to the timetable can seek recourse before the Supreme Court. “Every citizen is free to petition the Supreme Court if they think that the law has been violated. The IEC will comply with the decision of the Court if it decides otherwise,” Malu Malu said.
Electoral Commission Sets Date for 2011 Presidential Election

ACP - August 9, 2010

Apolinaire Malu MaluThe first round of presidential and parliamentary elections in the DRC will be held on November 27, 2011. The head of the Independent Electoral Commission, Apolinaire Malu Malu, released the schedule on Monday during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Yves Kisombe expelled from the MLC

Congo News Agency - April 25, 2008

Yves KisombeHe is accused of insubordination, failure to comply with the party line, damage to the image of the party, and of taking actions detrimental to the interests and fundamental objectives of the party.
Comment: Judicial Appointments Violate Constitution

IWPR - February 29, 2008

Congo-Kinshasa Supreme Court in sessionWhat is the purpose of the constitution of the Democratic Republic of Congo if it is constantly violated by those who should ensure its application? That's what happened on February 9 when President Joseph Kabila put out to pasture 92 judges and prosecutors, including the supreme court chief and the attorney general, and replaced them with 26 appointees.
Chaos in the Courts

IWPR - February 27, 2008

Congo-Kinhasa Supreme Court in sessionThe recent acquittal of former militia leader Kahwa Panga Mandro, better known in the troubled eastern region of Ituri as Chief Kahwa, has sparked a wave of outrage across the sprawling Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC. Although first convicted and sentenced for war crimes and crimes against humanity in February 2005, the appeals court in the northeastern city of Kisangani overturned that verdict, saying Chief Kahwa was covered by the country's amnesty law.
Insecurity prompts political crisis in South Kivu

IRIN - November 16, 2007

South KivuDemocratic Republic of Congo's war-ravaged province of South Kivu has been plunged into a political crisis after the governor rejected the provincial assembly's decision to sack him for mismanagement.
National Assembly closes second extraordinary session

MONUC - July 19, 2007

Congo national assembly buildingOn Thursday 18 July 2007 the National Assembly closed the second extraordinary session at the "Palais de Pueple" in Kinshasa. On the agenda of its plenary session was the Special Commission's report on "the Kahemba affair"- the DRC's border dispute with Angola in Bandundu province- as well as the validation of the mandates of eighteen new deputies.
National Assembly: The decentralisation law is the priority of priorities

MONUC - June 5, 2007

Gregoire KatendeYesterday we interviewed Mr. Gregoire Katende, spokesman for the DRC National Assembly, who spoke on the priorities facing the assembly, most notably the decentralization law, the law on the statute of the opposition and the invalidation of 18 deputies by the DRC Supreme Court, as well as the achievements of the Assembly to date.







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