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Police arrest 337 over Kinshasa clashes

IRIN - November 13, 2006

KinshasaPolice in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have arrested 337 people, including 87 children, over violence that rocked the city on Saturday, Interior Minister Denis Kalume said on Monday.
Kinshasa stays calm after Saturday's clashes

Monuc - November 13, 2006

Kinshasa - electionsKinshasa remains calm after the violence that erupted on Saturday November 11th 2006, in the central business district of Gombe, which involved the Congolese police and members of Vice President Bemba's security forces, and left four people dead.
Calm returns after sporadic gunfire

MISNA - November 11, 2006

Kinshasa - GombeDespite the tension, calm appears to have returned to the Gombe quarter of Kinshasa, where there were isolated shooting incidents. The gunfire raised fears of a resumption of the clashes between militias tied to vice-president Bemba and president Kabila.
Kabila, Bemba meet in efforts to maintain calm

IRIN - November 8, 2006

Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre BembaCongolese presidential contenders Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba have met in the capital, Kinshasa, in a bid to ensure that calm prevails when the results of the run-off election are announced, a spokesman for Kabila said on Wednesday.
The IEC has collected 71 % of the results

Monuc - November 7, 2006

Apolinaire Malu MaluIn a press release dated 6 November 2006, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) informed that the results from 35,542 out of 50,045 polling and counting stations have been collected, that is 71% of the total.
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.
Death penalty for soldier charged with killing poll officials

IRIN - October 31, 2006

Congo soldiers in BuniaA military tribunal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's northeastern district of Ituri sentenced a soldier to death on Tuesday for killing two polling clerks.Sergeant Innocent Mamale on Sunday shot dead the two clerks from the Independent Electoral Commission in Fataki, 90 kilometres from Bunia, the largest town in Ituri.







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