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DR Congo: Annan calls on presidential candidates to avoid violence as votes are counted

With provisional results in yesterday’s presidential poll in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) not expected for another 10 days, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the two candidates and their supporters to avoid acts of violence at all cost after the largest and most complex elections the United Nations has ever helped organize.

DR Congo: Annan ‘very concerned’ at rising violence ahead of Sunday’s elections

As the United Nations Mission in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reinforced security and placed military observers throughout the vast country ahead of Sunday’s run-off presidential election, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today expressed deep concern at the increasing level of violence.

DR Congo: amid tensions ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote, UN appeals for calm

Amid tension ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections, the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has called on the two candidates to maintain the unity of the country both before and after the polls and not repeat the first round behaviour of unilaterally proclaiming themselves the winner.

DR Congo: UN-backed support group concerned at violence ahead of elections

A United Nations-backed group supporting the political transition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has voiced its “deep concern” over violent incidents that marred the first week of campaigning in the second round of presidential elections set for 29 October.

DR Congo: UN mission condemns attacks, calls for restraint ahead of elections

With less than two week to go before the second round of presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations mission has condemned the latest acts of violence and called for restraint as the vast country seeks to cement its transition from a six-year civil war.

DR Congo presidential contenders to receive use of UN helicopters for campaigning

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has made two helicopters available for the use of the two contenders as they campaign in the run-off round of the country’s historic presidential elections.

Over 200,000 to be fed in the DR Congo by UN agency’s largest aid convoy in years

Almost a quarter of a million of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are set to receive much-needed food aid, as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today transports close to 600 metric tons to Katanga Province.

Landmark UN convoy brings first of 25,000 Congolese home from Burundi

A landmark United Nations convoy has brought the first group of nearly 25,000 Congolese refugees back home from Burundi in another sign of the gradual return to normalcy in the war-torn country.

Top UN political officer to visit DR Congo ahead of elections

In a bid to encourage smooth and peaceful presidential and provincial assembly elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top United Nations political officer will begin a four-day visit on Friday as the vast country seeks to cement its transition from six years of civil war and continued factional violence.

As DR Congo gears for provincial polls, UN envoy warns against hate messages in media

Warning of the damage that hate messages can wreak, the top United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today urged the country’s authorities to maintain their efforts to keep such messages out of the media during the campaign for provincial elections later this month.