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EU: Kabila and Bemba 'could meet' today

Monuc - September 13, 2006

Javier SolanaAccording to Javier Solana, the European Union high representative for foreign affairs , the two DRC presidential candidates could meet within the framework of the meeting of the Higher Council of the Defense, planned for this Wednesday September 13.
MONUC remains concerned with large number of arms circulating in Kinshasa

Monuc - September 13, 2006

Kinshasa - gunsAt the weekly MONUC press conference this Wednesday September 13, MONUC stated that it remains concerned with the large number of arms, and men with arms circulating in Kinshasa, as the second round of presidential elections approaches.
Mbeki, Solana bolster process for second-round polls

IRIN - September 12, 2006

Joseph Kabila - Thabo MbekiSouth African President Thabo Mbeki began discussions on Monday with the two presidential finalists about the run-off election due next month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
CIAT calls for the reduction and billeting of the forces of both presidential candidates

Monuc - September 11, 2006

CIAT - CongoThe second round of the presidential election, as well as the provincial elections approaches. In order that the election campaign, as well as the polls and their aftermath take place in a climate of peace, calm and security, the CIAT* requires the billeting of all the units of the FARDC, on the whole national territory, except for those committed to joint operations with MONUC in the east of the country.
W.Swing: The CIAT will cease its functions when the new president takes up his duties

Monuc - September 11, 2006

William SwingOn Saturday September 9 2006, William Swing, the UN Special Representative in the DRC, gave a progress report to Radio Okapi on the role of MONUC, in this part of the political transition.
MONUC satisfied with DRC electoral process but concerned with humanitarian situation

Monuc - September 6, 2006

Congo - KinshasaAt the weekly press conference on this Wednesday September 6 2006, MONUC expressed its satisfaction with the progress of the DRC electoral process, while remaining concerned with the humanitarian situation in the country.
Counting the casualties after Kinshasa battle

IRIN - August 25, 2006

Elections protestAt least 66 people had been killed and wounded during three days of fighting in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, between forces of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the minister of interior said on Friday.
EU Sends Reinforcements as Congo Fighting Continues

VOA News - August 22, 2006

Congo policeThe European Union says it rushed in three helicopters and 50 Special Forces soldiers from Gabon Tuesday. Its spokesman says he expects up to 500 more troops to arrive there soon. These will add to the 1,000 European troops who are supporting the United Nations' 17,000-strong peacekeeping mission in Congo.
Officials Appeal for Calm in Congo After Kinshasa Gunbattles

VOA News - August 22, 2006

KinshasaOfficials are appealing for calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after three days of gunbattles between supporters of the two main presidential candidates.
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.







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