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Tensions rising as presidential campaigns get under way

IRIN - October 17, 2006

Kinshasa - ElectionsThree days into presidential election campaigns, tensions remain high in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as supporters of candidates Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba burn effigies and stone vehicles involved in the campaigns.
Cabinet reshuffles an attempt to entrench Kabila's power, critics say

IRIN - October 13, 2006

Congo - GouvernmentDemocratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila's replacement of some civilians in his cabinet and provincial governors with military officers is an attempt to entrench himself in power, critics said on Thursday.
Officials trade blame for delaying elections

IRIN - January 12, 2005

Since an announcement on Friday that the electoral commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo may not be able to hold elections by 30 June as scheduled, various political groups and officials involved in the transition have been accusing each other of causing the delay.









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