|Tshisekedi's Mental Health Called into Question after Incoherent Statements
Congo News Agency - November 8, 2011
|Government spokesman Lambert Mende called into question the mental health of veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi on Monday, a day after the main challenger to President Joseph Kabila in the November 28 presidential election made incoherent and incendiary statements during an interview.
|Kabila Launches Re-Election Campaign in Maniema Province
Radio Okapi - October 30, 2011
|President Joseph Kabila launched his re-election campaign in Kindu, Maniema Province, on Sunday. Thousands of supporters welcomed the incumbent president in the eastern Congo city and followed him as he walked 5 kilometers from the airport to the town center to give a speech.
|Kabila Confident He Will Win Re-Election
Congo News Agency - October 18, 2011
|With only 6 weeks left before presidential and parliamentary elections, President Kabila, at a wide-ranging news conference on Tuesday, said that he is confident he will win re-election in November. “I know one thing for sure, I will not lose,” Mr. Kabila replied when asked if he thinks there is a candidate who could beat him.
|Jean-Pierre Bemba Could Be Kingmaker in DR Congo Presidential Election
Congo News Agency - September 30, 2011
|The former DR Congo Vice-President, who lost the second round of the 2006 presidential elections to President Joseph Kabila, remains a political force to be reckoned with. His support is actively being sought by opposition candidates running for president in this year’s one-round presidential election.
|DR Congo Has Returned to Peace, Kabila Tells UN General Assembly
Congo News Agency - September 23, 2011
|President Joseph Kabila told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that the Democratic Republic of Congo was going through a pivotal moment in its history with the organization of its second democratic elections, after those of 2006, and the return of peace all throughout the country.
|Kabila's Election Speech Leads to Judges' Strike
Congo News Agency - September 20, 2011
|Judges across the country say they will remain on strike until they start getting paid the $1,600 President Joseph Kabila claimed they earn each month in his speech to the nation last Wednesday. The judges say they were stunned to hear President Kabila tout their seemingly high salary as one of his accomplishments during the last five years.
|Kabila's Record 'Negative', Says Former Ally Vital Kamerhe
Le Potentiel | Radio Okapi - September 17, 2011
|Former 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
|The 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
|Seeking 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
|One 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.