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Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa

Radio Okapi - May 4, 2016

Funeral mass for Papa Wemba in KinshasaPapa Wemba was buried on Wednesday in Kinshasa, after three days of official mourning period. His remains will be moved in the coming days to a mausoleum being built in his honor, the governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, announced during a funeral mass at the Notre Dame of Congo Cathedral.
Police Open Fire on Crowd Protesting Election Law Change

VOA News - January 19, 2015

Protesters burn tires in KinshasaAt least one person was injured when security forces fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Monday as opposition parties tried to block a change in the law that may delay elections due in 2016.
The M23 Rebels Want to Overthrow Kabila? Nonsense

Congo News Agency - November 28, 2012

Presidents Joseph Kabila, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame in Kampala, UgangaThe M23 rebels say they want to “liberate” DR Congo. They say they will take their fight thousands of miles westward to the capital Kinshasa if necessary. The M23 want to overthrow Kabila? Nonsense. It could be argued that Rwanda and Uganda have never had, and will likely never have, a better friend in power in Kinshasa than Mr. Kabila.
Thousands of Women March Against M23 Rebels in Kinshasa

Congo News Agency - November 24, 2012

Women protested in front of UN offices in Kinshasa on FridayThousands of women protested against the M23 rebels in Kinshasa on Friday in the biggest demonstration yet in DR Congo’s capital against the rebels’ capture of the eastern Congo city of Goma on Tuesday. Women took the streets to condemn the M23 rebels, and the failure of the Congolese army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop the rebels’ advance.
Tshisekedi's Call for General Strike Largely Ignored

Congo News Agency - January 31, 2012

Etienne TshisekediEtienne Tshisekedi's call for a general strike beginning Monday around the Democratic Republic of Congo has largely been ignored. Mbuji-Mayi, in Kasai Oriental Province, was the only major city in the country to experience major disruptions on Monday as most schools and businesses remained closed.

Tshisekedi Stages Self-Inauguration at Home

Congo News Agency - December 23, 2011

Etienne Tshisekedi inaugurates himself president of the Democratic Republic of CongoEtienne Tshisekedi inaugurated himself as the president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday. The ceremony was staged at his home after police prevented him and his supporters from holding the event at Stade des Martyrs. Mr. Tshisekedi swore “before God and the nation to uphold and respect the Constitution and laws of the Republic and to defend its national unity and territorial integrity.”

Digging for the Perfect Elections in DR Congo

Congo News Agency - November 30, 2011

Observeurs watch as votes are being counted in Kinshasa on 11.29.2011Some in the western media have focused on what went wrong during Monday’s elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As they see it, the elections occurred in “chaos”, “violence”, “intimidation”, and – God forbid – if Joseph Kabila wins, the elections must have been “rigged”.
Vote Counting Underway after Mostly Peaceful Elections

Congo News Agency - November 29, 2011

Voters at a polling station in Kinshasa on Monday, November 28, 2011Voting was for the most part peaceful around the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday as most of the nearly 32 million registered voters were able to cast their ballots in peace at the more than 60,000 polling stations around the country. Observers are present at the polling stations to witness the vote counting and the results being posted.
Congolese Start Voting in Landmark Elections

Radio Okapi - November 28, 2011

Voters check candidates' lists at a polling stationPolling stations have opened in the capital Kinshasa and all over the Democratic Republic of Congo for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Nearly 32 million Congolese will elect their president and 500 national Members of Parliament. Observers sent by the candidates are witnessing the votes.
Officials Cancel Final Campaign Rallies in Kinshasa after Clashes

Radio Okapi - November 26, 2011

Kinshasa governor André Kimbuta YangoThe Governor of Kinshasa, Andre Kimbuta, canceled all rallies marking the end of the campaign in the capital on Saturday after clashes erupted between supporters of the leading candidates for president. Officials say the decision was made in consultation with the provincial committee for security, and is intended to “preserve public order and social peace.”







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