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Slideshow: DRC elections – Tabulation centre in Kinshasa

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DRC elections – Tabulation centre in Kinshasa

Written by Daniel Finnan

1 December 2011 at 18:00

Praise and criticism for DRC elections in observer reports

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Electoral commission workers sitting atop a truck entering the Fikin counting centre, Kinshasa, 30 November

Electoral commission workers sitting atop a truck entering the Fikin counting centre, Kinshasa, 30 November

The results of international and national observation missions to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 2011 elections were presented in Kinshasa on Thursday. The European Union said the process was “inadequately controlled” while Congolese observers said they had seen irregularities at 15 per cent of polling stations.

Q&A: Andres Perello Rodriquez, EU observer mission

Leonie Kandolo, CAFCO observer mission

Rupiah Banda, former Zambian president, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

1 December 2011 at 17:00

Slideshow: DRC elections – Results

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DRC elections – Results

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30 November 2011 at 18:00

Voting chaos and pockets of violence mar DRC elections

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Voters searching for their names on the voter list in Matete, Kinshasa

Voters searching for their names on the voter list in Matete, Kinshasa

Missing ballot papers and problems with voter lists kicked off the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections on Monday, with scattered pockets of violence throughout the country. RFI visited polling stations in Kinshasa, where frustrations ran high.

Q&A: Dominique Struye, Belgium’s Ambassador to DRC

Q&A: John Stremlau, Election Observer, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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Slideshow: DRC elections – Going to the polls

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DRC elections – Going to the polls

Written by Daniel Finnan

28 November 2011 at 18:00

Calm before the storm? DRC goes to the polls

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Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo go to the polls on Monday in the country’s second election since civil war. Kinshasa had returned to calm on Sunday after a standoff at the capital’s international airport and violence that left up to eight people dead. The DRC’s electoral commission chief has once again said everything will be ready in time.

Q&A: Malefetsane Nkhahle, SADC ECF

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

27 November 2011 at 20:55

DRC election challenger in campaign rally airport standoff

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Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked incumbent President Joseph Kabila’s main challenger on Saturday at the capital’s international airport ahead of the country’s presidential elections. Etienne Tshisekedi and his UDPS party supporters were stopped by police after Kinshasa’s governor André Kimbuta Yango banned campaigning following violence.

Report: DRC election – Campaigning cancelled

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

27 November 2011 at 14:00

Police ban rallies in DRC as violence erupts on final day of campaigning

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With just two days two days left until voters go to the polls in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections, police in Kinshasa have banned campaign rallies. This follows the death of a man near the airport where thousands of people had gathered to meet the election’s main rivals, Joseph Kabila and Etienne Tshisekedi.

Report: DRC elections – Possible delay

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

26 November 2011 at 17:42

E.Guinea coup plot had US, UK backing, claims ex-mercenary Simon Mann

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Simon Mann on the cover of Cry Havoc. Credit: Simon Mann/John Blake Publishing Ltd

A former mercenary has revealed that a 2004 coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea had the backing of the Spanish, British and US authorities. In his new book, Cry Havoc, Simon Mann gives an account of the failed coup that aimed to replace President Teodoro Obiang Nguema with an exiled opposition leader.

Interview: Simon Mann, former mercenary & author of Cry Havoc

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

9 November 2011 at 09:00

Libya will not be governed by extremists, says new PM

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Abdurrahim el-Keib

Abdurrahim el-Keib

In an exclusive interview on Tuesday Libya’s new interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib told RFI that worries over the introduction of sharia law in Libya are unfounded. He says his new government will do its “best” to stop human rights abuses and investigate those that have already taken place.

Interview: Abdurrahim el-Keib, Libya’s new prime minister

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

1 November 2011 at 23:45