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Bukavu: protests over back pay and insecurity

MISNA - July 19, 2005

Some 10,000 people took the streets of Bukavu, provincial capital of South Kivu, in a peaceful demonstration to demand payment of back salaries by state functionaries and against the wide insecurity.


UN says it needs an extra US $190 million for polls

IRIN - July 14, 2005

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has issued a two-page report to the Security Council in which he gave details of almost US $190 million in additional costs the UN requires to support upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Rampaging soldiers kill nine civilians in northwestern town of Mbandaka

IRIN - July 4, 2005

Nine people were killed on Sunday when about 100 soldiers went on the rampage to avenge the death of a comrade in Mbandaka, the largest town in Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman in the country said.


Military court investigates Goma killings

IRIN - July 4, 2005

A senior officer in the 8th Military Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Col Christophe Bindu, and four of his personal guards, have appeared before a military court in Goma, capital of North Kivu Province, following the death on Friday of at least 10 people, among them two children.


Kinshasa: 250,000 already registered to vote

MISNA - July 2, 2005

Over 250,000 people just in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, registered to vote in the ten days following the census. In issuing the data, the United Nations Kinshasa office spokesman Stephane Dujarric specified that the rapid registration showed support and hopes of the Congolese people in the elections.


Kinshasa: demonstrators on the streets

MISNA - June 30, 2005

Tension is escalating in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the police and soldiers are intervening to disperse the young demonstrators that took the streets this morning in protest against the extension of the transition and postponement of elections.


Seven killed in demonstrations, hundreds arrested

IRIN - June 30, 2005

At least seven protestors were killed and hundreds more arrested in demonstrations on Thursday in various suburbs Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and in other urban areas.


Voter registration begins in Kinshasa

IRIN - June 21, 2005

Despite prevailing insecurity in the east and northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the postponement of presidential elections, the Independent Electoral Commission launched its registration campaign of 3.5 million voters in Kinshasa on Monday.


UN mediates in aftermath of conflict in Mbuji-Mayi

IRIN - May 24, 2005

The UN is mediating among political parties in Mbuji-Mayi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai Oriental Province, following last week's violence.


Annan names panel of experts to monitor arms embargo

IRIN - May 20, 2005

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named a five-member panel of experts to monitor an arms embargo the UN has imposed against the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a letter from Annan to the UN Security Council, dated 17 May.









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