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The Congolese people won't accept a return to violence and destruction

Monuc - October 27, 2006

Ciat - KinshasaThe International Committee in Support of the Transition (CIAT*) invites the Congolese to participate en masse in the presidential and provincial elections on 29 October, 2006 and states that neither the Congolese people nor the international community will accept a return to violence and destruction in the country.
CIAT calls for the reduction and billeting of the forces of both presidential candidates

Monuc - September 11, 2006

CIAT - CongoThe second round of the presidential election, as well as the provincial elections approaches. In order that the election campaign, as well as the polls and their aftermath take place in a climate of peace, calm and security, the CIAT* requires the billeting of all the units of the FARDC, on the whole national territory, except for those committed to joint operations with MONUC in the east of the country.
Committee of the Wise: Disputes must be discussed according to the law in order and peace

Monuc - August 2, 2006

Joachim ChissanoIn the event that certain candidates dispute the integrity of the poll of July 30 2006, Joachim Chissano, the president of the International Committee of Wise, invites them to do it according to the legal framework, and remains optimistic in relation to the creation of a consensus on the acceptance of the results.
1,300 international observers for polls

IRIN - July 28, 2006

At least 1,300 international observers will be deployed all over the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during Sunday's elections, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


EU force commander details mission's mandate

IRIN - June 14, 2006

Gen Karlheinz Viereck, EU Operation Commander for the DRC
At least 800 European Union soldiers, mainly French, will be on the ground in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), during the country's general elections, according to the commander of an EU force.
Interview with William Swing, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative

IRIN - June 13, 2006

William Swing - Special Representative of UN Secretary-General to the DRC and head of MONUC
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is to hold its first elections in 45 years on 30 July. Donors are providing almost half a billion dollars to fund the polls, and the United Nations peacekeeping mission there, known as MONUC, is responsible for transporting the electoral personnel and voting material to 53,000 polling sites around the country.
Congo gets new constitution, new flag

IRIN - February 20, 2006

President Joseph Kabila has promulgated the Democratic Republic of Congo's new constitution and new flag, a move that paves the way for the beginning of the country's electoral process, expected to end with presidential elections midyear.


Congo Adopts New Constitution, But Polls Look Delayed

VOA News - February 18, 2006

The Democratic Republic of Congo adopted a new constitution Saturday, taking another step towards recovery after decades of dictatorship, war and chaos. The new document paves the way for the first democratic elections in 40 years. But, speculation is mounting over whether the June 30 deadline for elections can be met.


UN briefs African Union on deployment in troubled east of DR of Congo

UN News Service - December 2, 2005

A military delegation from the African Union (AU) has arrived in North Kivu in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assess the possible deployment of 7,000 troops to disarm foreign armed groups who have been attacking civilians, the UN Mission in DRC (MONUC) said.


Regional Summit postponed

IRIN - November 8, 2005

A summit of Africa's Great Lakes countries due in December has been postponed due to delays in the holding of general elections in Tanzania and a constitutional referendum in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the body organising the meeting said on Tuesday.









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