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Incidents of Unrest, Violence Mar DR Congo Elections

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Millions of Congolese voters cast ballots Monday in the country’s second multi-party elections since the end of a brutal civil war. There were reports of violence and accusations of fraud in some of Congo’s major cities, though voting appeared to come off peacefully in many areas. VOA correspondent Scott Stearns reports from the capital, Kinshasa, […]

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Gunmen Attack Poll Station in Southern DRC

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have attacked a poll station in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least two people and burning some ballot boxes. The attack occurred in the city of Lubumbashi Monday as Congolese voters cast ballots in presidential and legislative elections, only the second multi-party polls since independence. A local journalist tells VOA that […]

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Polls Open in DRC Election

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun casting ballots in presidential and legislative elections, after violence and accusations of fraud marred the run-up to Monday’s vote. The head of the country’s electoral commission said Sunday there was no evidence of fraud, after at least one opposition candidate said vote tampering was under way […]

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Polls Open in DRC Election

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun casting ballots in presidential and legislative elections, after violence and accusations of fraud marred the run-up to Monday’s vote. The head of the country’s electoral commission said Sunday there was no evidence of fraud, after at least one opposition candidate said vote tampering was under way […]

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Election Chief: DRC Ready for Monday Polls

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has marred preparations for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s presidential and legislative elections, but the head of the electoral commission says the country will be ready to vote on Monday. At least three people have been reported killed in the run-up to the elections. And at least one opposition presidential candidate says vote tampering […]

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Violence Mars Preparations for Elections in DR Congo

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has marred preparations for Monday’s presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo with at least three people reported killed. International observers and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and said the Congolese government is mainly responsible to see the balloting is peaceful. It is only the second multi-party poll since […]

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Violence Mars Preparations for Elections in DR Congo

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Violence has marred preparations for Monday’s presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo with at least three people reported killed. International observers and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint and said the Congolese government is mainly responsible to see the balloting is peaceful. It is only the second multi-party poll since […]

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UN’s Ban Urges ‘Restraint’ in DR Congo Ahead of Monday’s Election

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the Democratic Republic of Congo’s political leaders to “exercise restraint” after violence marred the last day of campaigning ahead of Monday’s national elections. In a statement Sunday, Mr. Ban called on Congolese politicians and their followers to respect election laws and use legal means to settle any disputes about […]

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Two Killed in Pre-election Violence in DR Congo

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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At least two people were killed and many others were injured in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the last day of political campaigning ahead of Monday’s national elections. Police in Kinshasa banned political rallies Saturday after supporters of the incumbent, President Joseph Kabila, clashed with those supporting his main rival Etienne […]

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Police in Congo Ban Rallies on Last Day of Campaigning

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo banned political rallies Saturday after at least one person was killed on the last day of campaigning before Monday’s national elections. President Joseph Kabila canceled his rally. His top rival, opposition challenger Etienne Tshisekedi, vowed to proceed with his rally at a stadium in Kinshasa […]

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