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Peacekeepers Evacuate Diplomats From Congo Gun Battle

VOA News - August 22, 2006

Monuc troops in KinshasaUnited Nations and European peacekeepers have evacuated a group of diplomats who were trapped by gunfire between forces loyal to Congo's top two presidential candidates. The tension in Congo remains high after the results of the announcement of the first round of elections.
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.
Run-off between Kabila and Bemba in presidential election

Monuc - August 21, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaIncumbent Joseph Kabila garnered 44.81% of the vote, while the runner-up, vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba, collected 20.03%, according to provisional results announced by the CEI late Sunday. They'll be opposed in a second round on October 29.
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.
Congo heads for run-off as Kinshasa votes drip in

Monuc/Reuters - August 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaDemocratic Republic of Congo looked set for a presidential runoff vote on Thursday as early poll results from the capital dragged President Joseph Kabila's tally below the 50 percent needed for a first-round win.
Congo Seen as Heading for Presidential Election Run-Offs

VOA News - August 17, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential elections appear to be heading for a run-off, with the latest results from Kinshasa showing the incumbent president's lead dwindling. The Kinshasa vote counts, which have started to be published heavily favor former rebel boss Jean-Pierre Bemba and, analysts say, will probably reduce President Joseph Kabilas lead enough to require a second round run-off.
Congo's Electoral Commission Rejects Fraud Accusations

VOA News - August 16, 2006

Congo electionsThe head of Congo's electoral commission says the July presidential elections were above board. While incumbent President Joseph Kabila appears to have an unassailable lead in the elections, opposition candidates continue to complain about what they call massive fraud and irregularity.
President Kabila Holds Strong Lead in Congo Election

VOA News - August 15, 2006

Joseph KabilaElection results from almost half the constituencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo show President Joseph Kabila with a strong lead in the country's first free vote in more than 40 years.
Kabila leads race for Congo presidency

Monuc/Sappa-AFP - August 14, 2006

Joseph KabilaDemocratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila appeared on track to be returned to power, according to partial results from the country's presidential election compiled by AFP on Sunday.







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