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International community denounces manipulation on alleged "coup"

MISNA - May 26, 2006

The international community deplored "the recent manoeuvres" of security service agents "against some political candidates and certain political figures" and "denounces the political exploitation of a coup plot" in a critical statement


18 army brigades to provide security during polls

IRIN - May 9, 2006

Eighteen fully integrated army brigades whose mission will be to provide security during Congo's general elections later this year will be fully trained by 5 July, the spokesman of the army chief of staff, Jean-Willy Mutombo, has said.


EU appoints commanders for Congo force

IRIN - April 28, 2006

The Council of the European Union has appointed two commanders and adopted a "Joint Action" on its military operation to support the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during general elections scheduled to be held later this year.


Security Council endorses EU force

IRIN - April 27, 2006

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution endorsing the deployment of a European Union (EU) reserve force to serve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period ending four months after the date of the first round of upcoming general elections slated for later this year.


Security Council endorses EU force

IRIN - April 26, 2006

The UN Security Council has passed a resolution endorsing the deployment of a European Union (EU) reserve force to serve in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period ending four months after the date of the first round of upcoming general elections slated for later this year.


Rights Group: Street Kids Open to Congo Election Manipulation

VOA News - April 4, 2006

A human rights group is warning that the Democratic Republic of Congo's street children risk being manipulated by political parties during and after elections this year.


EU military mission gets the go ahead

IRIN - March 27, 2006

The Council of the European Union announced on Thursday that it had approved "the concept" of EU troops supporting MONUC, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the presidential and legislative elections process this year.


EU Ministers Discuss Force to Help Safeguard Congo Elections

VOA News - March 6, 2006

European Union defense ministers are meeting in Innsbruck, Austria Monday to try to bolster support for an EU military peacekeeping force in Democratic Republic of Congo.


Stakes high for vote on draft constitution

IRIN - December 15, 2005

Almost 25 million voters in the DRC could prepare the way for the country's first presidential and parliamentary elections if they accept the draft constitution that is to be presented to them on Sunday in a referendum, senior diplomats said in Kinshasa.


EU calls for revival of regional economic bloc

IRIN - December 6, 2005

The European Union (EU) commissioner for development and humanitarian aid, Louis Michel, has called for the revival of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries of Africa(the Communauté Economique des Pays des Grands Lacs, or CEPGL), that collapsed in 1998 as a result of war in the region.









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