Bemba, Kabila Sign Declaration

Representatives of presidential rivals Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba singed an historic declaration on Sunday to keep peace after Sunday’s elections and accept the results.  According to this declaration, both candidates agreed to publicly appear and encourage their supporters to remain peaceful in the event of civil unrest.  The agreement also requires that the winner of the presidential elections ensure the safety of the loser after the results are announced.  To read more about the declaration and concerns over implementation, please read IRIN’s report at: http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=56106

 

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