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Kabila's Record 'Negative', Says Former Ally Vital Kamerhe

Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - September 17, 2011

Vital KamerheFormer Speaker of the National Assembly Vital Kamerhe says President Kabila was not truthful about the state of the country on Wednesday, when he laid out his plans for the next five years and touted his record in a speech broadcasted live on national television.
Eleven Candidates to Run for President

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph Kabila, Etienne Tshisekedi, Vital Kamerhe, Kengo wa Dondo, Nzanga Mobutu, Mbusa MyamwisiThe Independent National Electoral Commission released Thursday night the provisional list of candidates in the November 28 presidential election. The INEC approved the applications of Jean Andeka Djamba, Adam Bombole, Joseph Kabila, Nicéphore Kakese Malela, Vital Kamerhe, Oscar Kashala, Leon Kengo wa Dondo, Mbusa Nyamwisi, Zanga Mobutu, Josue Mukendi, and Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba.
Kabila Makes Re-Election Pitch in Speech to the Nation

ACP - September 15, 2011

Joseph KabilaSeeking a second term in office in November, President Joseph Kabila pledged to make the Democratic Republic of Congo an emerging country on Wednesday during a speech to the nation in Kingakati, east of Kinshasa, attended by members of his political family.
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.
PPRD Convention Chooses Kabila as Presidential Candidate

Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - August 22, 2011

PPRD members in Congres at Stades des Martyrs in KinshasaThe People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy nominated President Joseph Kabila as its candidate for the November presidential election on Sunday, the last day of its second convention – which was being held at Stade des Martyrs since Friday.
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.
31 Million Registered to Vote

Congo News Agency - July 20, 2011

Joseph Kabila registers to voteThe Congolese government has given an additional $30 million US to the Independent National Electoral Commission, the chairman of INEC, Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, said on Tuesday in Kinshasa. INEC announced on Sunday that 31 million people have registered to vote in the upcoming elections.
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.
UN envoy tells Security Council of improving security, remaining threats

UN News Service - June 9, 2011

Special Representative Roger Meece briefs the Security Council on the situation in the DRC“There has been significant progress regarding the security situation in recent years in eastern DRC,” said Roger Meece, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), in a briefing to the Council.







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