Congo-Kinshasa: Elections - Irregularities and Chaos

Election observers and voters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo claim access to polling stations has been restricted.
DRC Elections


Voters queue at a polling station in Kinshasa for the 2011 elections in the DR Congo...


  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Voting in Elections Relatively Peaceful So Far, UN Says

    UN News Service, 28 November 2011

    Millions of Congolese went to the polls today to cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections, with senior United Nations officials urging all political parties and ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Some Delays At Polling Stations in Elections

    Radio France Internationale, 28 November 2011

    Voting at some polling stations started late on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential elections. Despite assurances from the electoral commission RFI has learnt ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Election Challenger Tshisekedi in Airport Standoff

    Radio France Internationale, 27 November 2011

    Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked incumbent President Joseph Kabila's main challenger on Saturday at the capital's international airport ahead of the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Police, Opposition Clash

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 27 November 2011

    One person died and police clashed with the main opposition candidate and his entourage on the final day of campaigning before Monday's elections in the Democratic Republic of ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Peacekeeping and Politics in the DRC - MONUSCO Is Essential but Must Re-Deploy East

    African Arguments, 25 November 2011

    Forthcoming elections in the Congo will be volatile and will not only set the foundations for the domestic political climate but will also dictate international engagement with the ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Police Ban Election Rallies As Violence Erupts

    Radio France Internationale, 26 November 2011

    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. read more »


  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Candidates Hold Last Election Rallies

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 26 November 2011

    After a campaign marred by violence between government and opposition supporters, the Democratic Republic of Congo's chief rivals in national elections were expected to hold final ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Conflict-Related Dangers Still a Daily Reality for Thousands of People

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 24 November 2011

    Alongside the unrest and tensions linked to the elections due to take place on 28 November 2011, armed conflicts continue to create a dangerous environment for thousands of people ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Concern About Political Tension and Hostility to Media On Eve of Election

    Reporters sans Frontières, 24 November 2011

    With attacks on journalists and media continuing in the final run-up to the 28 November presidential and parliamentary elections and an opposition parliamentarian's murder in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Sisulu to Depart to DRC for Elections

    BuaNews, 25 November 2011

    Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will this afternoon depart for Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a final logistics briefing and sign off ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Bishop Asks Anglican Communion to Pray for Pending Elections

    Anglican Communion News Service, 24 November 2011

    Now more than 20 years ago, the Democratic Republic of Congo has several wars by rebel troupes, militias FDLR/Interahamwe, Maimai, Raia Mutomboki, etc. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Who Are The DRC's Presidential Candidates?

    Radio France Internationale, 22 November 2011

    The Democratic Republic of Congo's 2011 presidential elections will see 11 candidates from across the vast central African country vie for the country's top job. They range from ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  JED Warns of Deteriorating Media Climate in Open Letter to Broadcast Regulator

    Journaliste En Danger, 24 November 2011

    The following is an abridged translation of an open letter sent by Journaliste en Danger (JED) to the presidents of the Superior Audiovisual and Communications Council (CSAC) and ... read more »