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UN and aid agencies appeal for $19 million to combat landmines

UN News Centre - December 15, 2006

Congo MapThe Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations officials and aid agencies have renewed an appeal for the remaining $19 million needed to help fund next year's effort to rid the country of deadly landmines left over from the bloody six-year civil war, which kill innocent people and prevent whole areas of land from being developed.
The Independant Electoral Commission has published the list of senate candidates

Congo Planet/CEI - December 14, 2006

Parlement - CongoThe Independant Electoral Commission has published the list of candidates to the senatorial elections due to be held on January 7, 2007. The list has 1,141 names distributed amongst provinces as follows: Bandundu : 93,Bas-Congo : 52,Equateur : 141,Maniema : 34,Kasai Occidental : 60,Kasai Oriental : 126,Katanga : 166,Kinshasa : 241,Nord-Kivu : 52,Province Orientale : 118,Sud-Kivu : 44.
EU electoral observer mission gives its findings

Monuc/MOE UE - November 17, 2006

MOE UEThe European Union Electoral Observer Mission (MOE UE) gave a press conference this Friday November 17 2006 in Kinshasa where they gave their findings of the elements collected by its observers on the ground, and the figures compiled by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
IEC: 18.2 % of the results have already been collected

Monuc - November 4, 2006

Congo KinshasaThe collecting of the ballot papers started in all the 62 compilation centers in the country, declared Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) president Apollinaire Malu Malu during a press conference held on 2 November 2006, in the presence of the president of the High Authority of the Media.
Delayed presidential elections underway in Fataki

IRIN - November 2, 2006

Fataki - Congo mapClose to 15,000 voters in Fataki, an area in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, began voting on Thursday in presidential elections after a four-day delay caused by riots in the area.
Polls repeated in volatile areas

IRIN - November 1, 2006

Jean-Pierre Bemba voting on October 29,2006Repeat elections have been conducted in parts of the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri District following disturbances during Sunday's presidential polls.Speaking on Tuesday, the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Apollinaire Malumalu, told IRIN that the disturbances had occurred in Fataki, 90 km northeast of Bunia, the main town in Ituri, after a soldier shot dead two polling clerks.
The Secretary-General congratulates the people of the DR Congo

Monuc - October 31, 2006

Kofi AnnanThe Secretary-General congratulates the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on their peaceful participation in the second round of the presidential election and the elections for the provincial assemblies, which were held on 29 October.
Second-Round Vote Counting Begins in DRC

VOA News - October 29, 2006

Congo - electionsVote-counting has started in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a second-round presidential election to end a transition period, and years of war and misrule. The national election commission says it is investigating serious incidents of violence that took place during voting in the northwest province of Equateur.
In DRC Election, Imposed Son Faces Off Against Rebel

VOA News - October 28, 2006

Joseph KabilaSunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a military-installed son of a coup leader faces off against a former Uganda-backed rebel in a run-off election for president. VOA's Nico Colombant profiles the two candidates, Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba. Both have said they will accept the results, whatever the outcome.







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