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Carter Center: Presidential and legislatives results are credible

Carter Center - September 1, 2006

Congo - ElectionsThe Carter Center did not find evidence of widespread or systematic manipulation. The Center concludes that the presidential results announced August 20 are credible; legislative results, on the whole, are also credible, but cannot be validated in detail because of the shortcomings outlined in this statement, August 31, 2006.
MONUC troops among the worst sex offenders

Monuc - August 30, 2006

Monuc troopsThe United Nations has conducted more investigations into sexual exploitation and abuse by its peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) than in any other country, according to figures recently released by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations.
Media are asked "not to confuse information with propaganda"

Monuc - August 30, 2006

MonucAt the weekly MONUC press conference on this Wednesday August 30, MONUC reiterated to the media 'not to confuse information with propaganda', as well as appealing to the Congolese people to remain calm.
DRC war crimes suspect Lubanga formally charged by ICC

Monuc - August 29, 2006

Thomas LubangaThomas Lubanga, a former Ituri militia leader, has been formally charged by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) with enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 as child soldiers.
Opening of Joint Commission to investigate the recent unrest in Kinshasa

IRIN - August 29, 2006

William Swing - MonucThe opening session of the Joint Commission, which was set under the aegis of MONUC, opened today. The Commission was set up following the unrest which took place in Kinshasa from August 20 to 22, 2006.
G. Gaye: "Ensuring an atmosphere of calm and security for the elections is our priority"

Monuc - August 28, 2006

General GayeAs calm returned to Kinshasa, we questioned MONUC force commander General Babacar Gaye, on the events which occurred in the capital from August 20 to 22. He gives his account of the events of which he was an actor and witness, and describes the measures taken to restore the situation.
Counting the casualties after Kinshasa battle

IRIN - August 25, 2006

Elections protestAt least 66 people had been killed and wounded during three days of fighting in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, between forces of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the minister of interior said on Friday.
MONUC's mediation with Kabila and Bemba continues as Kinshasa returns to business as usual

Monuc - August 24, 2006

KinshasaMONUC's mediation with presidential rivals Joseph Kabila and Jean Pierre Bemba continues today, as the situation remains calm in the capital and daily activities resume.
EU Sends Reinforcements as Congo Fighting Continues

VOA News - August 22, 2006

Congo policeThe European Union says it rushed in three helicopters and 50 Special Forces soldiers from Gabon Tuesday. Its spokesman says he expects up to 500 more troops to arrive there soon. These will add to the 1,000 European troops who are supporting the United Nations' 17,000-strong peacekeeping mission in Congo.
Battling it out in Kinshasa

IRIN - August 22, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaFighting in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, may have broken out because the results of the 30 July election, announced on Sunday, took supporters of President Joseph Kabila by surprise, analysts said on Tuesday.







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