|Felix Tshisekedi withdraws support for joint opposition presidential bid
Top Congo FM - November 12, 2018
|“I have come to realize that the action we took in Geneva was not understood by the base [of the party]. Therefore, on behalf of the UDPS, I am withdrawing my signature from the agreement that we signed in Geneva,” Mr. Tshisekedi told TOP CONGO FM.
|Felix Tshisekedi accuses INEC of illegally prolonging Kabila's mandate
Radio Okapi - October 24, 2017
|The president of The Rally of the Opposition, Felix Thisekedi, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working for the Presidential Majority to “illegally prolong the mandate of the head of state” during a news conference on Monday in Lubumbashi.
|Etienne Tshisekedi Evacuated to Belgium for Medical Treatment
Robert Esaki - August 16, 2014
|DR Congo’s opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has been evacuated to Belgium for medical treatment. The president of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) and runner-up in the 2011 presidential elections left Kinshasa’s Ndjili Airport on Saturday morning aboard a medical plane chartered for the occasion.
|Tshisekedi Leaves 'House Arrest' to Meet German Ambassador
Radio Okapi - February 27, 2012
|Etienne Tshisekedi left his home for the first time on Friday since being put under “house arrest”, his spokesman Albert Moleka told Radio Okapi. Mr. Tshisekedi and his wife, Marthe, went to the residence of the German Ambassador in Kinshasa, where they were invited to dinner.
|Kabila Is Open to Dialogue with Tshisekedi, Government Spokesman Says
ACP - February 22, 2012
|Information Minister Lambert Mende told a news conference on Tuesday that the door for dialogue with opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi remains open. “Mr. Tshisekedi is a valid spokesman for the opposition and its most important leader,” Mr. Mende said. However, he deplored the fact that Mr. Tshisekedi’s party, the UDPS, has asked its newly-elected Members of Parliament to boycott the body or risk being expelled.
|Kabila's Party Loses Seats in Parliament, Increasing Reliance on Allies
Congo News Agency - February 3, 2012
|President Joseph Kabila’s party, the People’s Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD), and its allies will hold a majority of seats in the new parliament, according to the results of the Nov. 28 parliamentary elections published by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday.
|Tshisekedi's Call for General Strike Largely Ignored
Congo News Agency - January 31, 2012
|Etienne Tshisekedi's call for a general strike beginning Monday around the Democratic Republic of Congo has largely been ignored. Mbuji-Mayi, in Kasai Oriental Province, was the only major city in the country to experience major disruptions on Monday as most schools and businesses remained closed.
|UDPS Denies 'Henious' Attack on Senate President
Xinhua - January 3, 2012
|The main opposition party in DR Congo has denied that its supporters were involved in Saturday's attack against the country's Senate president in Paris. "The Congolese in the diaspora always attack all those who work against their interests. They want change and they have always fought for institutionalization of democracy and constitutionalism in DR Congo," a UDPS official told a press conference on Monday in Kinshasa.
|Tshisekedi Says He Won, Can He Prove It?
Congo News Agency - December 17, 2011
|Unlike the Independent National Electoral Commission, which has published the results of the presidential election showing why it says Joseph Kabila won and for everyone to see and scrutinize, Etienne Tshisekedi has so far provided no proof to support his claim of an outright victory. Yet, the longtime opposition leader has said, once again, that he now considers himself president.
|Tshisekedi Rejects Presidential Election Results, Calls for Calm
Radio Okapi - December 10, 2011
|Etienne Tshisekedi rejected the results of the Nov. 28 presidential election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday, but called on his supporters to remain calm. The leader of the UDPS called the publication of the results “an actual provocation of the Congolese people.”