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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.
Rights Groups: Strengthen Civilian Protection Before Elections

Human Rights Watch - June 9, 2011

Goma - MONUCThe United Nations Security Council should ensure that the UN mission in Congo has adequate and appropriate resources to protect civilians from attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to avert election-related violence, a coalition of 47 international and Congolese organizations said today.
The Electoral Dilemma

International Crisis Group - May 5, 2011

Congo electionsThe latest report from the International Crisis Group examines the circumstances under which the Democratic Republic of Congo is preparing for its second set of democratic elections.
Presidential Election to Be Held on November 28

Congo News Agency - May 1, 2011

Daniel Ngoy Mulunda NyangaPresidential and parliamentary elections will be held on November 28, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Pastor Daniel Ngoy Mulunda, announced during a news conference on Saturday in Kinshasa.
Etienne Tshisekedi Rallies Supporters in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - April 24, 2011

Etienne TshisekediAt least 50,000 people attended veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi first big rally in Kinshasa on Sunday, ahead of the presidential election due later this year. Many more supporters were refused entry to the packed Stade Tata Raphael.
Opposition Party Ousts Leader Ahead of Elections

Julia Ritchey | VOA News - April 21, 2011

François MuambaThe main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in disarray after firing its leader, making it even more difficult to mount a challenge against President Joseph Kabila in upcoming elections.
Six killed in 'coup bid' against Kabila

BBC News - February 27, 2011

Joseph KabilaSix people have been killed in an attack on a residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An "unidentified group of armed men" attacked the residence of President Joseph Kabila in the capital, Kinshasa, a government spokesman said, describing the raid as an attempted coup.
Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendments

Congo News Agency - January 16, 2011

Evariste BoshabThe amendments were approved during a joint session of the upper and the lower house of parliament. Out of 504 voters, 485 voted for the amendments, 8 voted against and 11 abstained. As had been the case when the amendments were considered in the National Assembly and the Senate, opposition MPs and Senators boycotted the vote.







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