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Police admit killing four in DRC post-election violence

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The chief of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s police has confirmed that his forces killed four people in post-election violence but declared the situation under control Sunday. It’s “hard to predict” whether the situation will deteriorate further, according to rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Q&A: Anneke Van Woudenberg, DRC specialist, Human Rights Watch

Radio France Internationale

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Kabila declared DRC election victor, Tshisekedi says he won

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission has declared incumbent president Joseph Kabila reelected after securing 49 per cent of the vote in the presidential election. But Kabila’s closest rival,  Etienne Tshisekedi, says he won and says the announcement is a “provocation”.

Q&A: David Pottie, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

10 December 2011 at 18:00

Kabila leads DRC elections with half polling stations counted

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Packets of ballot papers lying on the floor at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

Packets of ballot papers lying on the floor at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s incumbent president Joseph Kabila is leading the presidential election, according to partial results announced on Sunday. The country’s electoral commission said Kabila leads his main rival Etienne Tshisekedi by over 1.5 million ballots.

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Q&A Lambert Mende, DRC Communications Minister

Radio France Internationale

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Kabila leads in partial results from DRC polls

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Ballot boxes at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

Ballot boxes at the Fikin International compilation centre in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s incumbent president Joseph Kabila is leading the presidential election, according to partial results announced by the country’s electoral commission on Friday. The figures represent 15 per cent of the country’s polling stations and include almost no results from Kinshasa.

Report from Kinshasa

Electoral commission chief Daniel Ngoy Mulunda

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

3 December 2011 at 17:00

UDPS party says five provinces secured in DRC elections

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A burnt out jeep on Avenue Munene outside the Ecole Dyavanga polling station, Kinshasa, 29 November

A burnt out jeep on Avenue Munene outside the Ecole Dyavanga polling station, Kinshasa, 29 November

As votes are tallied and counted in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections the main opposition UDPS party told RFI on Tuesday that despite fraud they are confident of securing victory. Etienne Tshisekedi’s party says they have secured enough for a majority and do not want to see the vote annulled.

Q&A: Ferdinand Nkashama, Secretary of the Election Surveillance Commission, UDPS

Q&A: Justin, Militant, UDPS

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

29 November 2011 at 16:22

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