Union for Democracy and Social Progress

By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Dec 20th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Tensions rose in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, a day after the country’s opposition leader again called himself president despite losing in last month’s troubled polls. Police and army personnel, some in tanks, were stationed around the capital Kinshasa and ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Dec 19th, 2011
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KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) December 19, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Security forces in Democratic Republic of Congo must halt a series of politically motivated arrests, including arbitrary and unlawful arrests following disputed elections, Amnesty International said today. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Central Africa
Dec 7th, 2011
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Kinshasa – The DR Congo’s election commission on Tuesday postponed declaring the winner of last week’s polls amid fears the result could lead to new violence as protests erupted worldwide. The conflict-prone country has been on high alert while it awaits the final results after a ca...
By benim
In Article
Nov 28th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Tensions are high as the Democratic Republic of Congo holds presidential and parliamentary elections Monday after a campaign marred by violence, including clashes in which at least two people died. Incumbent President Joseph Kabila, 40, in power since 2001, is tipped to win a new fiv...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 10th, 2011
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Washington – The US State Department has condemned “incendiary speech” ahead of elections this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo and warned it could undermine democracy in the conflict-prone state. “The United States government condemns recent calls to violence and oth...
By benim
In Central Africa
Nov 7th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Rival supporters clashed on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo where the government also shut down an opposition TV station, as tension rose with general polls only three weeks away. In the southeastern mining city of Lubumbashi, street fights erupted between stone-throwing s...
By benim
In Central Africa
Oct 19th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila said on Tuesday he was confident he would win next month’s presidential election, but will step aside if he fails. “Who will win the elections? There is one thing of which I am sure and certain, and that is that I will ...
By benim
In Central Africa
Sep 8th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Congolese authorities imposed on Wednesday a temporary ban on political protests in the capital Kinshasa over fears of escalating violence in the run-up to November elections, officials said. The ban, which will remain in place until Sunday, was designed to ensure “a peaceful s...
By benim
In Central Africa
Sep 5th, 2011
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Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has formally entered the November presidential election for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Head of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, Tshisekedi was accompanied by at least 1,000 supporters Monday when he filed his papers at the election office in the...