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 more »