Militia Attacks Resume in Darfur

Militia attacks have resumed and the humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Darfur. Meanwhile, the international community and humanitarian organizations are decreasing their involvement in the region. In the first week of November, militia attacks on IDP camps...

Polls Repeated in Fataki, Bumba

Repeat elections were conducted in Fataki and Bumba following civil unrest on Sunday.  In Fataki, a soldier opened fire at a polling station resulting in the death of two polling clerks.  In Bumba, voters accused voting officials of being Kabila supporters and set...

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...

Tensions, Concerns Rise on the Eve of Elections

With the runoff election between Presidential candidates Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba less than two weeks away, tensions are running high in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Last week, Transitional President Kabila replaced a number of civilians in...

Kabila Signs Pact with Mobutu’s Son

Presidential candidate Joseph Kabila signed a pact with Francois Joseph Zanga Mobutu, son of former DRC President Mobutu Sese Seko.  The agreement brings Mobutu onto Kabila’s electoral platform, l’Alliance de la majorite presidentielle (AMP), along with politicians...

Tensions, Concerns Rise on the Eve of Elections

With the runoff election between Presidential candidates Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba less than two weeks away, tensions are running high in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Last week, Transitional President Kabila replaced a number of civilians in...