Submit this form
Home News Videos Music Photos Facebook Twitter Friends Newsletter Podcasts Mobile RSS
On the Campaign Trail, Kabila, Tshisekedi Cross Paths in Eastern Congo

Congo News Agency - November 15, 2011
Joseph Kabila campaigns in Goma
President Kabila campaigns in Goma | Enlarge
The two leading candidates in the upcoming presidential election crossed paths in eastern Congo on Monday. Both President Joseph Kabila and Etienne Tshisekedi arrived in Goma, North Kivu Province, on the same day to hold campaign events.

Amid rising tensions as Election Day looms closer, there was a heavy police presence at the airport when Mr. Tshisekedi landed at 12:30pm.

Mr. Tshisekedi brought a message or peace to the residents of Goma, still recovering from the violence that marred eastern Congo for years.  The leader of the UDPS promised, if elected, to provide agricultural credits to farmers to revive the once vibrant sector in the province.

President Kabila promised to build new roads in the province and a new university in Goma if reelected. He said he “owed a debt” to the residents of the province, who gave him with 96% of their votes in the second round of the 2006 presidential elections.

Mr. Tshisekedi was coming from Bunia, Orientale Province, where he held campaign events on Sunday after arriving in Kisangani on Thursday.

President Kabila arrived from Kolwezi, Katanga Province, the last stop on a campaign tour of the province that also took him to Lubumbashi.

Etienne Tshisekedi arrives in Goma
Etienne Tshisekedi arrives in Goma | Enlarge

ericwetuNov 16, 2011 10:55
That's how you win elections. Not with violence but doing a good campaign.
donnaNov 15, 2011 08:25
l'homme qu'il faut et notre seul espoir ya tshitshi

Related articles

  1. DR Congo Citizens Head to Polls to Elect President, Members of Parliament (December 20, 2023)
  2. 'Deadly environment' plus 'political and social' obstacles hinder Ebola fight, Security Council hears (July 24, 2019)
  3. Ebola outbreak declared an international Public Health Emergency (July 17, 2019)
  4. Felix Tshisekedi Sworn In as DR Congo President (January 24, 2019)
  5. Constitutional Court Declares Tshisekedi Winner of Presidential Election (January 19, 2019)
  6. Martin Fayulu Challenges Presidential Election Results in Court (January 12, 2019)
  7. Felix Tshisekedi Vows to Be the President of All Congolese (January 10, 2019)
  8. Martin Fayulu Rejects Presidential Election Results (January 10, 2019)
  9. Felix Tshisekedi Elected DR Congo President (January 10, 2019)
  10. DR Congo Delays Results of December Election (January 6, 2019)
  11. Bemba, Katumbi renew their support for joint opposition presidential candidate Fayulu (November 16, 2018)
  12. Vital Kamerhe also withdraws support for joint opposition presidential bid (November 12, 2018)
  13. Felix Tshisekedi withdraws support for joint opposition presidential bid (November 12, 2018)
  14. Jean-Pierre Bemba banned from running for president (August 25, 2018)
  15. Vital Kamerhe named UNC presidential candidate (August 4, 2018)
  16. Bemba says Katumbi should be allowed to run for president (August 4, 2018)
  17. Moise Katumbi blocked from entering DR Congo (August 3, 2018)
  18. Jean-Pierre Bemba Returns to DR Congo (August 1, 2018)
  19. Jean-Pierre Bemba named MLC presidential candidate (July 13, 2018)
  20. At least 30 dead after massacres in Ituri (March 2, 2018)
  21. Botswana Urges Joseph Kabila to Step Down (February 26, 2018)
  22. No elections in DR Congo in December without electronic voting machines: INEC (February 13, 2018)
  23. US Warns DR Congo Against Electronic Voting for Delayed Election (February 12, 2018)
  24. Presidential election scheduled for December 23, 2018 (November 5, 2017)
  25. Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate (October 24, 2017)
  26. DRC Seeks Arrest of Presidential Candidate Moise Katumbi (May 19, 2016)
  27. Papa Wemba Is Buried in Kinshasa (May 4, 2016)
  28. Papa Wemba Awarded Highest National Honor as Thousands Pay Tribute (May 2, 2016)
  29. DR Congo reach final of African Nations Championship (February 3, 2016)
  30. Political tensions 'running high' in DR Congo ahead of 2016 elections (October 7, 2015)

Live TV Congo Radio en ligne Radio
Available on App Store
Get it on Google Play

Contact Us | About Us | Édition en Français | French Edition

© All rights reserved.