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European Union to observe presidential and legislative elections

European Union - October 19, 2011

Mariya NedelchevaAt the invitation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the European Union is deploying an Election Observation Mission for the Presidential and Legislative elections, scheduled for 28 November 2011. The EU EOM, composed of 147 observers, will assess pre-election preparations and campaign in all provinces of the DRC, as well as voting, counting, tabulation processes and complaint procedures.
DR Congo declares European commissioner persona non grata

Xinhua - January 9, 2010

Karel De GuchtThe foreign minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has stopped the granting of a Kinshasa visa to the European commissioner for development, the Belgian Karel De Gucht, in reaction to his recent comments considered by Kinshasa as malicious.
France contributes one million euros to support the electoral process in the DRC

MONUC - August 28, 2008

France contributes one million eurosOn 27 August 2008, the French government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) signed an agreement for one million euros for the urban, municipal and local elections, planned for 2009. This contribution is on top of those received from the UNDP, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy and the European Commission.
Post-Conflict DRC Moves to Reintegrate Former Soldiers, Protect Forests

World Bank - March 8, 2007

DRC - CongoWorld Bank President Paul Wolfowitz gets a first-hand look today at one of the biggest challenges to the Democratic Republic of the Congo as it emerges from decades of strife.
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz to visit programs for ex-combatants in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Bank Group - March 6, 2007

Paul WolfowitzDuring his visit to Central Africa (March 7-9), World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz will visit programs for ex-combatants in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their demobilization and reintegration are being supported by funding from the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP).
Leaders meet over peace, development and humanitarian crises

IRIN - December 14, 2006

Joseph Kabila meet with other Great Lakes region head of states in Nairobi, KenyaThe humanitarian crises precipitated by numerous civil wars in Africa's Great Lakes region can best be mitigated by consolidating peace and political stability to promote development, leaders at a summit in Nairobi said on Thursday."We need to consolidate the delicate equation of peace and security, and begin to direct our energies towards reconstruction and development," Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, the incoming Chairman of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, said.
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).
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.
EU appeals for calm as DR Congo counts votes

Monuc/AFP - August 2, 2006

Benita Ferrero-Waldner"I call on all the candidates and their supporters to show a sense of responsibility and maintain the climate of calm and serenity that will be vital in coming days and throughout the process," External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said.
1,300 international observers for polls

IRIN - July 28, 2006

At least 1,300 international observers will be deployed all over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during Sunday's elections, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).





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