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Congo Elections

Amidst Violence, Ruling Party Wins Majority In Republic of Congo

AP | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo -- Provisional results published overnight from the first round of legislation elections in the Republic of Congo gives...

American Responsibility on the Campaign Trail

Emma Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Emma Goldberg

How can the candidates claim to endorse American leadership, yet reject responsibility for those deprived of freedom and security abroad?

Neck And Neck Race In Congo Elections

AP | SALEH MWALIMALINGO | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Three Cabinet ministers allied to the president have lost their parliament seats, according to partial results from Congo's le...

Despite Marred Vote, Kabila Sworn In As Congolese President

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

* Kabila congratulates Congolese voters * Mugabe, Western ambassadors attend ceremony * Amnesty International calls for ha...

Shaky Second Election In Congo Sparks Fears Of Violence

AP | By SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 12.16.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- Congo's supreme court on Friday upheld President Joseph Kabila's victory following a contested election, raising fears of more viol...

Church Official Questions Results Of Congolese Vote

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI and SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — The chorus of voices calling into question the results from Congo's recent election is growing louder, and on Monday the count...

Arrests, Fighting In Post-Election Violence

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

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Kabila Wins Congolese Elections

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.08.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo's opposition leader who was declared the loser of the country's election on Friday, rejected those results and insisted ...

Reason for Hope in Congo

Amy Kurland | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Amy Kurland

A truly democratic DRC will only be possible if the Congolese people believe they have the right and the power to demand reform and stability. It will only be possible if they believe that they can "throw the bums out." It will only be possible if they believe that they don't deserve to be exploited.

Averting Disaster in the Congo

Ben Affleck | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

The Congolese people deserve a future where their basic rights are respected, including the right to know that their leaders reflect their electoral will. This right hangs in the balance.

Congolese Election Results May Be Delayed

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo was in limbo Tuesday as the government dispatched helicopters to the remote corners of the country to pick up missing ta...

Kabila Leads In Early Results

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.02.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo's president, seeking a second term in a nation reeling from poverty and pummeled by war, was leading Saturday in early r...

Deadly Violence After Elections Kills 18 In Congo

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Preliminary results from Congo's presidential election show incumbent Joseph Kabila leading opposition leader Etienne Tshiseke...

Opposition Candidates Call On Congo To Annul Tumultuous Vote

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 01.30.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — For the past two days, Chantal Pande has set her alarm for 4:30 a.m., putting on her makeup and arriving before first light at...

Difficult First Day Of Elections In Congo

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 01.29.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — After an election marred by missing ballots and violence, officials extended voting to a second day Tuesday in an attempt to p...

Troubled Vote In Congo Leaves At Least 5 Dead

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — Voting materials arrived late or sometimes not at all in precincts throughout the country Monday, but Congo's elections went a...

Congo at a Crossroads

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Rep. Jim McDermott

Failure to help the Congolese people consolidate their democracy would put the modest but important gains of recent years at risk and also send a message that we are indifferent to the pursuit of justice and security.

Going Back To Congo: Security And Prosperity Beyond The Election

Ben Affleck | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

What do presidential and parliamentary elections in one of Africa's largest democracies have to do with you and with us? A lot.

Congo Candidate Accused Of Mass Rape

AP | By SALEH MWANAMILONGO and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 11.21.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- One leading opposition candidate already has proclaimed himself president. Police have fired live bullets into the air at protests....

Congolese Opposition Leader Proclaims Himself President

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Congo's leading opposition presidential candidate has spent the first half of the monthlong electoral campaign in South Africa, b...

UN: Widespread Repression Jeopardizes Upcoming Congolese Vote

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Repression by Congo's government ahead of this month's critical presidential election could lead to even more violence in the Cen...

Violence Hits Congo Ahead Of Elections

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

LUBUMBASHI, Congo — Residents say at least 16 people have been seriously wounded in violence ahead of Congo's national elections being held late...