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G. Gaye: "Ensuring an atmosphere of calm and security for the elections is our priority"

Monuc - August 28, 2006

General GayeAs calm returned to Kinshasa, we questioned MONUC force commander General Babacar Gaye, on the events which occurred in the capital from August 20 to 22. He gives his account of the events of which he was an actor and witness, and describes the measures taken to restore the situation.
Counting the casualties after Kinshasa battle

IRIN - August 25, 2006

Elections protestAt least 66 people had been killed and wounded during three days of fighting in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, between forces of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the minister of interior said on Friday.
Congo's capital calm after results night gunbattle

Monuc/Reuters - August 21, 2006

KinshasaCongolese police and U.N. peacekeepers patrolled the capital Kinshasa on Monday hours after the announcement of an election run-off was overshadowed by battles between soldiers loyal to the two leading candidates.
Gunfights erupt as Congo heads for poll run-off

Reuters/AlertNet - August 20, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluCongolese President Joseph Kabila's guards fought gun battles with forces loyal to election challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday, after poll results showed the two would have to enter a run-off.
Congo Police Step Up Patrols Ahead of Election Results

VOA News - August 19, 2006

Congo policeDemocratic Republic of Congo's police force flexed its muscles in the country's capital Friday, sending heavily armed patrols onto the streets. Officials said it was a routine exercise but, coming days before the publication of election results, the move was seen as confrontational by many in the tense capital.
The High Authority of the Media suspends three Kinshasa TV stations

Monuc - August 17, 2006

Ham - KinshasaThe HAM decided on Wednesday July 16 2006 to suspend three Kinshasa television stations for 24 hours, for non respect of the laws governing the freedom of the press.
MONUC welcomes the successful holding of elections in DR Congo

Monuc - August 2, 2006

Congo - ElectionsThe United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) hails the holding in peace of the first free and democratic elections in DR Congo.
DRC Election Officials Working Overtime to Prepare Results

VOA News - July 31, 2006

Elections officials counting votesElection officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are working around the clock to prepare results from most polling centers in the country's first election in more than 40 years. Voting is continuing in one central mining area, where anti-vote militants disrupted the process Sunday. Final results will not be available until the end of August.
Congolese Vote in First Open Election in Four Decades

VOA News - July 30, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Election DayUnder the whizzing of helicopters many polling centers opened late, but turnout appeared substantial. Voting was slow, but orderly.
Congo Conducts Historic Vote

AP - July 30, 2006

Voters await their turn to cast ballotsMillions of Congolese voted in the country's first multiparty election in four decades Sunday, the culmination of years of postwar transition that many pray will herald stability for the tumultuous central Africa region that Congo anchors.







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