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UN says it will support Congolese troops enforcing Kinshasa ultimatum if needed

UN News - November 25, 2006

Monuc - KinshasaUnited Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will support the Congolese army if needed in enforcing a 48-hour security ultimatum in the capital to remove forces loyal to the losing candidate in last month's presidential elections, the top UN envoy to the strife-torn country has said.
Tension rises after Bemba told to remove guards

IRIN - November 24, 2006

Monuc soldiers in KinshasaResidents of Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, have largely remained indoors and fearful after President Joseph Kabila requested that his rival Jean-Pierre Bemba withdraw some of his personal guards from the city by Friday.
Ultimatum against militants of defeated candidate

MISNA - November 23, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba supportersThe "uncontrolled" elements of the militia of the defeated presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba, a former rebel leader, must be "neutralized": as stated by Interior Minister Denis Kalume, while President Joseph Kabila - confirmed provisionally after victory in the runoff - gave his rival 48 hours to move his personal guards out of Kinshasa.
Supreme Court to be relocated after fire

IRIN - November 22, 2006

The Supreme Court of Congo in flame after election violenceThe offices of the Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo, partly damaged by fire, will be relocated to different parts of the capital, Kinshasa, or elsewhere in the country, Vice-President Azarias Ruberwa said on Wednesday after inspecting the facility.
DRC Supreme Court Burns Amid Poll Challenge

VOA News - November 21, 2006

Congo supreme court in flames after election protestsU.N. peacekeepers and firefighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have rushed to the Supreme Court to contain violence after clashes and a fire broke out. The court is considering a complaint of fraud by the apparent loser in the Oct. 29 presidential election, former rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba.
DRC Presidential Runner-Up Challenges Election Results

VOA News - November 18, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba has filed a legal challenge to the results of last month's presidential runoff election won by incumbent President Joseph Kabila.
Security Council urges DR Congo presidential candidates to use law for any challenges

UN News Service - November 18, 2006

Un Security Council17 November 2006 - The Security Council today added its voice to the chorus of United Nations calls for the two candidates and their supporters in the run-off presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to avoid acts of violence after the release of provisional results and to use the law only to settle any challenges.
Bemba rejects poll results

IRIN - November 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba, challenger to President Joseph Kabila, has rejected the provisional results of the run-off presidential poll announced by the Democratic Republic of Congo's Independent Electoral Commission.
Challenger Bemba Rejects Congo Election Results

VOA News - November 16, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba, the loser of Congo's presidential election said Thursday he will use all legal means to fight the results - a signal that the former rebel leader does not intend to use the force of hundreds of armed troops at his disposal.
Joseph Kabila elected new president of DRC

Monuc - November 16, 2006

Joseph KabilaOn Wednesday evening November 15 2006, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced the provisional results that make Joseph Kabila the new president of the DRC, with 58.05% of the votes, against a total of 41.95% of the votes for his presidential rival Jean Pierre Bemba.







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