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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.
US Pledges Continued Support to DR Congo

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Jendayi FrazerUS Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer says the United States will continue to be a partner of the Congolese people in their post-conflict reconstruction no matter who wins tomorrow's presidential vote. Secretary Frazer spoke in Washington Friday during a pre-election roundtable with a select group of African journalists.
In DRC Election, Imposed Son Faces Off Against Rebel

VOA News - October 28, 2006

Joseph KabilaSunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military-installed son of a coup leader faces off against a former Uganda-backed rebel in a run-off election for president. VOA's Nico Colombant profiles the two candidates, Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba. Both have said they will accept the results, whatever the outcome.
Election Observers in DRC Comment on Preparations for Sunday's Run-Off Vote

VOA News - October 27, 2006

Congo - electionsElection officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are making final preparations before Sunday's presidential run-off election. Thousands of observers have deployed across the country to monitor the vote.
DRC Analysts Fear Election Outcome

VOA News - October 27, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe large United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has presented Sunday's run-off presidential election as a major historical breakthrough. But analysts still fear the outcome of the election.
UN Peacekeepers Free Ally of DRC's President from Rival Soldiers

VOA News - October 27, 2006

Nzanga MobutuAn ally of Congolese President Joseph Kabila has been freed from a radio station where he was trapped by soldiers loyal to the president's rival. United Nations peacekeepers freed Francois Mobutu Nzanga from his makeshift prison in the northern town of Gbadolite Friday.
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.
DR Congo leader's ally 'trapped'

BBC News - October 26, 2006

Mobutu Nzanga Ngbangawe Francois JosephA key ally of DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila is trapped in an armed stand-off ahead of Sunday's election, according to UN sources. Nzanga Mobutu, son of late Congolese ruler Mobutu Sese Seko, was campaigning on behalf of President Kabila in Gbadolite, in the north of the country.
DRC Candidate Cancels Rally Following Violence

VOA News - October 26, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaFormer rebel leader and presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has canceled a stadium rally, following violence in the capital city, Kinshasa. He is facing current president, Joseph Kabila, in Sunday's run-off election.
Congolese Express Regret, Offer Excuses Following Debate Cancellation

VOA News - October 26, 2006

Congo - ElectionsA live televised debate was supposed to take place Thursday night between the two candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo's October 29, post-war election. But, instead, Congolese are expressing disappointment and the rival political camps are trading accusations, after the debate's cancellation.







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