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I will not fight if I lose election - Bemba

IRIN - October 27, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaCongolese Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba has said he will not return to war if he loses in a free and fair second-round presidential poll due on Sunday. "I will accept the decision of the ballot," he said on Thursday in the capital, Kinshasa.
Two of Kabila's killers recaptured

IRIN - October 25, 2006

Laurent KabilaTwo of the men convicted of killing President Laurent-Desire Kabila, who escaped from jail on Tuesday, have been recaptured, a military officer, who requested anonymity, said on Wednesday.
Kabila, Mobutu's son sign pact to form government

IRIN - October 19, 2006

Mobutu Nzanga Ngbangawe Francois JosephCongolese President Joseph Kabila, who faces Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba in a second-round presidential poll, has agreed to include one of the sons of late President Mobutu Sese Seko in his government should he win the 29 October contest.
IEC publishes intial legislative election results

Monuc - August 28, 2006

CEI - ElectionsThe Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) published this weekend the first partial results of the legislative elections which were held on July 30, 2006, at the same time as the first round of the presidential poll.
Profile: Jean-Pierre Gombo Bemba - Mouvement de libération du Congo

IRIN - August 23, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaBemba, 44, is a serving vice-president in charge of finance in the Democractic Republic of Congo's transitional government, and one of two contenders in the second round of presidential elections scheduled for 29 October. He is the leader of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (MLC), a former rebel group that became a political party after the 2002 peace agreement.
Frontrunners need alliances for 2nd round of presidential polls

IRIN - August 22, 2006

Jean-Pierre BembaPresidential frontrunners Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba of the Democratic Republic of Congo will have to make political alliances to win the run-off election due on 29 October, analysts said.
The High Authority of the Media suspends three Kinshasa TV stations

Monuc - August 17, 2006

Ham - KinshasaThe HAM decided on Wednesday July 16 2006 to suspend three Kinshasa television stations for 24 hours, for non respect of the laws governing the freedom of the press.
Vote starts with good turnout

IRIN - July 30, 2006

Congolese in line to voteIn the first democratic elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in more than 40 years, people started lining up early in the morning in many voting stations in Kinshasa and the east.
Conservation Efforts in Congo Basin Appear Effective

VOA News - June 24, 2006

Congo Basin GorillaA new assessment of Africa's massive Congo Basin rain forest finds that it is less degraded than environmentalists feared. The findings were announced in Paris, where African and Western officials ended a two-day conference Friday on an international initiative to conserve this rare, tropical forest.
Soldiers jailed for mass rape

IRIN - April 14, 2006

Seven soldiers in the Congolese army have been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity, including the mass rape of at least 119 women in the northwestern province of Equateur. This was the first sentence against the country's military personnel for crimes against humanity.









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