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Campaigning in Eastern Congo, Kamerhe Vows To Restore State Authority

Radio Okapi - November 22, 2011

Vital Kamerhe campaigns in Eastern Congo, BukavuPresidential candidate Vital Kamerhe held a meeting at Independence Square in Bukavu, South Kivu Province, on Monday. The president of the Union for the Congolese Nation (UNC) told his many supporters in his hometown that if elected his priority will be “restoring state authority.”
On the Campaign Trail, Kabila, Tshisekedi Cross Paths in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - November 15, 2011

Joseph Kabila campaigning in Goma, North KivuThe two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election crossed paths in eastern Congo on Monday. Both President Joseph Kabila and Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Goma, North Kivu Province, on the same day to hold campaign events.
Tshisekedi's New Tactics Bring Back Old Memories

Congo News Agency - November 12, 2011

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi's calls to violence, made three weeks before presidential and parliamentary elections set to take place on Nov. 28, have surprised many Congolese who have admired him for his non-violent fight for democracy for nearly three decades. They have also brought back memories of sometimes unpredictable behavior by the veteran opposition leader.
Rwanda gives DR Congo back tonnes of smuggled minerals

BBC News - November 3, 2011

Big business... But little of the hundreds of millions of dollars generated annually by DRC's mineral sector ends up in stateAbout 82 tonnes of smuggled minerals seized by Rwandan police has been handed back to the Democratic Republic of Congo in a sign of improved relations between the two neighbours. The minerals include cassiterite, or tin ore, as well as coltan, used in devices such as mobile phones.
The Government Will Ensure Peaceful Elections, Says Spokesman

ACP - October 6, 2011

Lambert MendeThe Minister of Communication and Media, Lambert Mende, said on Wednesday that the government will ensure peace and security during the upcoming elections. “We have all the resources we need to ensure peaceful elections,” Mr. Mende told reporters during a press conference in Kinshasa.
Tensions Rise as Tshisekedi Enters Presidential Race

Congo News Agency - September 6, 2011

Police on the streets in Kinshasa as Etienne Tshisekedi was registering his candidacyOne person was reported killed on Tuesday in Kinshasa after police fired live ammunition to disperse a protest by members of the UDPS. The unrest came a day after Etienne Tshisekedi, the leader of the UDPS, registered as a presidential candidate for the November election.
UN Employee Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Tin Ore

provincenordkivu.org - August 22, 2011

United Nations DR Congo mission vehicle caught in smuggling attempt in North KivuA United Nations employee was arrested in North Kivu province Sunday night while attempting to smuggle over one ton of tin ore to neighboring Rwanda, Congolese officials said on Monday.
Tshisekedi Draws Huge Crowds in Kinshasa

Le Potentiel - August 10, 2011

Etienne TshisekediThe president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress staged an impressive show of force in the capital certain to bolster his claim that he is the best candidate from the opposition to challenge President Joseph Kabila in the one-round presidential election scheduled for November 28.
Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in DR Congo

UN News - June 28, 2011

United Nations Security CouncilThe Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a year, with the force now scheduled to stay at least until 30 June 2012. The Council resolution, adopted unanimously, “reaffirms that the protection of civilians must be given priority” by the mission MONUSCO, which last year succeeded an earlier mission known as MONUC.
EU, DR Congo Sign Elections Funding Agreement

Radio Okapi - June 25, 2011

Elections officials counting votesThe Congolese Minister of Finance, Matata Ponyo, and the Representative of the European Union in the DRC, Ambassador Richard Zink, signed an agreement on elections funding on Friday in Kinshasa, with the EU saying it will provide 47,5 million euros for the upcoming elections.







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