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UN mission steps up probe in wake of recent deadly violence

UN News Centre - February 8, 2007

Bunda Dia Kongo violence in Bas-Congo provinceThe United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is stepping up its investigation of the situation in the country's far west, where violent clashes last week led to the deaths of more than 130 people.
Bas-Congo Appeals Court orders a second round of governor elections

MONUC - February 8, 2007

UN Peacekeepers in CongoThe Bas-Congo Appeals Court has reached a verdict in relation to the closely contested governor elections, and has demanded the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to organise a second round of governor elections for the positions of governor and vice governor for the province.
The AMP of President Kabila takes the majority of seats in the Senate

Monuc - January 22, 2007

Congo DRC senatorial electionsAccording to the results published by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on January 20 2007, the Alliance for the Presidential Majority (AMP) of president Joseph Kabila have achieved an absolute majority with 58 senate seats out of a total of 108. In contrast, the Union for the Nation (UpN) of Jean Pierre Bemba won a total of 21 seats.
DRC senatorial election held this Friday

Monuc - January 19, 2007

Mayor's office - KinshasaThis Friday January 19 2007, the 690 Congolese provincial deputies voted for the senators who will occupy 108 seats all over the DRC, out of a total of 1,127 candidates.
The 11 permanent offices of the Provincial Assemblies have been installed

Monuc - January 15, 2007

Elections - CongoThe permanent offices of the provincial Assemblies have been installed on Sunday 14 January 2007 in accordance with the rearranged calendar of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). Jean-Pierre Bemba's platform is controlling four of the eleven provincial offices.
Cardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi dies at 76

Congo Planet - January 7, 2007

Cardinal Etsou - Archbishop of KinshasaCardinal Frederic Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi died on Saturday in the University Hospital of Leuven, in Belgium. He was born on 3 December 1930,he was ordained priest on 13 July, 1958,and he became Archbishop of Mbandaka-Bikoro on 11 November 1977. He was proclaimed a Cardinal by Pope John Paul II on 28 June 1991.
Jean-Pierre Bemba to run for Kinshasa senate seat

Congo Planet - December 12, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaJean-Pierre Bemba has submitted papers in a bid to run for a senate seat for the city of Kinshasa.
Bemba condemns poll ruling but ready to lead opposition

IRIN - November 29, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaThe loser in Congo's presidential election, Jean-Pierre Bemba, said on Tuesday that while he disagreed with the Supreme Court's endorsement of rival Joseph Kabila as winner, he would lead the opposition.
Supreme Court validates Kabila presidential victory

IRIN - November 28, 2006

Jospeh KabilaThe Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared Joseph Kabila winner of a controversial presidential run-off election held on 29 October."The Supreme Court of Justice declares Joseph Kabila Kabange elected by an absolute majority," Benoit Lwamba Bindu, the court's first president, said in Kinshasa, the capital.
DRC Supreme Court confirms Joseph Kabila as President

Monuc - November 27, 2006

Congo-Kinhasa Supreme Court in sessionThe DRC Supreme Court on November 27 2006 confirmed Joseph Kabila as the new President of the DRC, and found against the legal protestations of election irregularities by his presidential rival Jean Pierre Bemba.







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