Étienne Tshisekedi

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Mar 7th, 2012
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The cabinet of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has resigned, allowing the recently re-elected president a chance to form a new government. Former information minister Lambert Mende told VOA Tuesday this is standard procedure. “It is stated in a provision of the constitution that,...
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Feb 20th, 2012
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Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo’s leading opposition party ordered its newly elected members of parliament on Saturday to boycott the national assembly following a controversial vote marred by irregularities and violence. The decision by the UDPS risks leaving the opposition weake...
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Feb 3rd, 2012
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Kinshasa – President Joseph Kabila’s party has lost 45% of the legislative seats it held before November elections that were denounced as fraudulent and chaotic, according to belated results announced by Congo’s electoral commission. Kabila still will command a majority in parliamen...
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Feb 2nd, 2012
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Kinshasa – President Joseph Kabila’s ruling PPRD party and its allies won a parliamentary majority in November elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to official results released on Thursday. The camp of the PPRD and its allied parties captured an absolute majority of ab...
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Jan 28th, 2012
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Kinshasa, Congo – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s top opposition leader is calling for a strike over last year’s much-criticized election. Etienne Tshisekedi on Friday called for the strike to start Monday, but it is unclear if his call will be heeded. He has declared himself pre...
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Jan 17th, 2012
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The Elections commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as CENI, is expected to release results for provincial constituencies from the November 28 elections Wednesday and publish the complete national results on January 26.. The commission postponed tallying the final results after t...
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Jan 13th, 2012
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Democratic Republic of Congo’s Catholic Church on Thursday accused the government of “treachery, lies and terror” and urged the electoral commission to fix errors from a controversial November presidential poll or resign. The move by the Church, an influential player in the overwhel...
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Jan 12th, 2012
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Kinshasa – The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission said that the results of the November 28 parliamentary polls expected on Friday would be delayed by a few days. Polling body official Matthieu Mpita said on Thursday that while partial results would continue to be released...
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Jan 12th, 2012
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by John Campbell For Africa watchers, this morning’s attention is focused on Nigeria. Over the weekend, murder of Christians continued, ostensibly by an Islamic radical group, Boko Haram. Various ‘Christian’ spokesmen have threatened retaliation against Muslims and mosques have been attacked. But, in...
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Dec 28th, 2011
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Washington – US election experts will likely travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo early next month to advise on the vote count for November parliamentary polls, a State Department official said on Tuesday. The African country’s electoral commission said on Monday it had halted the v...