|Kabila's Party Loses Seats in Parliament, Increasing Reliance on Allies
Congo News Agency - February 3, 2012
|President Joseph Kabila’s party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), and its allies will hold a majority of seats in the new parliament, according to the results of the Nov. 28 parliamentary elections published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday.
|Tshisekedi's Call for General Strike Largely Ignored
Congo News Agency - January 31, 2012
|Etienne Tshisekedi's call for a general strike beginning Monday around the Democratic Republic of Congo has largely been ignored. Mbuji-Mayi, in Kasai Oriental Province, was the only major city in the country to experience major disruptions on Monday as most schools and businesses remained closed.
|Tshisekedi Says He Will Form His Government Next Week
Congo News Agency - January 21, 2012
|Etienne Tshisekedi announced during a press conference on Friday that he was “officially assuming his functions as the head of state elected by the people.” Mr. Tshisekedi has rejected the results published by the electoral commission and upheld by the Supreme Court declaring Mr. Kabila the winner of the Nov. 28 presidential election.
|Tshisekedi Stages Self-Inauguration at Home
Congo News Agency - December 23, 2011
|Etienne Tshisekedi inaugurated himself as the president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. The ceremony was staged at his home after police prevented him and his supporters from holding the event at Stade des Martyrs. Mr. Tshisekedi swore “before God and the nation to uphold and respect the Constitution and laws of the Republic and to defend its national unity and territorial integrity.”
|In Inauguration Speech, Kabila Vows to Speed Up Modernization
Congo News Agency - December 21, 2011
|President Joseph Kabila was sworn in on Tuesday and pledged to speed up the modernization of the Democratic Republic of Congo in his second five-year term. “I will work with all compatriots who have the passion of the Congo and who sincerely want to work for its modernization. When serving the country, there are no political camps. Only competence, patriotism and goodwill matter,” Mr. Kabila said.
|Tshisekedi Says He Is President-Elect, Asks Security Forces to Arrest Kabila
Congo News Agency - December 18, 2011
|Etienne Tshisekedi declared himself president-elect of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday and called for the armed forces and the police to arrest President Joseph Kabila. "I ask all of you to look for him, wherever he is in the country, and bring him to me. Whoever brings me Kabila here, handcuffed, will receive a very big prize", Mr. Tshisekedi said.
|Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?
Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011
|Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.
|Supreme Court Rules Joseph Kabila Won Presidential Election
Congo News Agency - December 16, 2011
|The Supreme Court has upheld the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election published by the Independent National Electoral Commission last Friday. The Supreme Court ruled that Joseph Kabila won 48,95% of the votes, Etienne Tshisekedi 32,33%, Vital Kamerhe 7,74%, Leon Kengo wa Dondo 4,95%, Mbusa Nyamwisi 1,72%, Nzanga Mobutu 1,75%, with the remaining 5 candidates garnering less than 1% each.
|Supreme Court Hears Appeal on Presidential Election
Le Potentiel - December 15, 2011
|The Supreme Court held a hearing Friday on Vital Kamerhe’s appeal challenging the presidential election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Mr. Kamerhe is the only one of ten opposition candidates who filed an appeal to the Supreme Court challenging the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election in DR Congo.
|Presidential Election Results Not Truthful, Says Cardinal Monsengwo
Congo News Agency - December 13, 2011
|Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya issued a statement on Monday questioning the accuracy of the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election in DR Congo published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday. The influential Archbishop of Kinshasa said that the results “do not conform to the truth or justice.”