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Fighting Breaks Out in Congo Capital

VOA News - November 11, 2006

Kinshasa - election violenceClashes between fighters loyal to rival presidential candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo left two civilians dead on Saturday as fresh partial election results showed the gap between the contenders narrowing
Kabila Retains Lead in Partial Congo Election Results

VOA News - November 10, 2006

Joseph KabilaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's president, Joseph Kabila, has retained his lead in new partial results from last month's presidential run-off.The results issued Friday by Congo's electoral commission show Mr. Kabila with nearly 61 percent of the vote. The figures show Vice President and former rebel leader Jean Pierre Bemba trailing with nearly 40 percent.
Delayed presidential elections underway in Fataki

IRIN - November 2, 2006

Fataki - Congo mapClose to 15,000 voters in Fataki, an area in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, began voting on Thursday in presidential elections after a four-day delay caused by riots in the area.
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.
S. African Observers: No major incidents or irregularities with the voting process

Monuc - October 31, 2006

Congo Kinshasa - electionsAt a press conference on 31 October 2006, the South African Observer Mission (SAOM) announced that the presidential and provincial elections "were conducted in a climate conducive for a democratic expression of the will of the people of the DRC," in the presence of the witnesses of the political parties as well as both the national and international observers.
Second-Round Vote Counting Begins in DRC

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsVote-counting has started in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a second-round presidential election to end a transition period, and years of war and misrule. The national election commission says it is investigating serious incidents of violence that took place during voting in the northwest province of Equateur.
Rains, Violence Disrupt DRC Polls

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaSecurity forces have had to intervene in several parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after voting for presidential and provincial elections was broken up by rioting. In the west of the country, there was low turnout initially because of heavy rains.
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.
Polls Open in Post-War DRC Election

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsPolls have opened in a decisive second round, post-war presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Transitional President Joseph Kabila, the son of a slain coup leader, faces off against Vice President Jean Pierre Bemba, a former Uganda backed rebel.
I will not fight if I lose election - Bemba

IRIN - October 27, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaCongolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba has said he will not return to war if he loses in a free and fair second-round presidential poll due on Sunday. "I will accept the decision of the ballot," he said on Thursday in the capital, Kinshasa.







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