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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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Kinshasa holds its breath for DRC election results

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Riot police aboard a jeep in Limete, Kinshasa

Riot police aboard a jeep in Limete, Kinshasa

Hours away from the announcement of the delayed preliminary presidential election results, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital remains tense. On Thursday there were isolated clashes between riot police and UDPS party supporters in the Limete area of Kinshasa. Many shops and business are shut and most people are staying indoors.

Report: Clashes in Limete, Kinshasa

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

8 December 2011 at 20:00

Satan, exorcism and magic T-shirts – our favourite rumours from DRC presidential poll

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"I've voted, check out my indelible ink" - Voter at Institut De La Gombe in Kinshasa

"I've voted, check out my indelible ink" - Voter at Institut De La Gombe in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital Kinshasa is a rumour mill. No more so that during the country’s 2011 presidential elections. The Congolese are sometimes superstitious, at times moralistic and always feverish in their chatter about the latest rumour. This has only been amplified by the country’s polls. Here’s a collection of RFI’s favourite election rumours.

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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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Voting delayed in Democratic Republic of Congo elections

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Voting started late on Monday at some polling stations in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential elections, despite assurances from the electoral commission that all would be ready on time.

Live report from Kinshasa

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

28 November 2011 at 10:00

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

Congo has to take the lead in November elections, says Crisis Group’s Délétroz

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Representatives of the DRC's electoral commission in Kinshasa, 7 May. Photo: CENI

Representatives of the DRC's electoral commission in Kinshasa, 7 May. Photo: CENI

Anger and consternation dominated the feelings amongst Congolese pro-democracy activists at a meeting with representatives from the French foreign ministry in Paris on Monday. During discussions about the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 28th November polls, three themed round tables focused on the electoral process, security, justice and impunity. There are worries that the government is not ready to improve on 2006’s dismal voting conditions, and many Congolese are unhappy with French support for elections that they already see as flawed.

Interview: Alain Délétroz, Vice President, International Crisis Group

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

17 May 2011 at 20:13