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Polls close in elections  Counting is already under way. The election had gone smoothly although there were technical difficulties Ballots go up in flames   A suspicious fire at a major Kinshasa election center deepened concerns over the transparency of the results Poll count raises concerns  Serious concerns are being raised about the counting of votes in the first multi-party elections in 40 years Early election results favor president   Joseph Kabila overwhelmingly won a main eastern city of Goma Congo heads to presidential runoff  Election results showed the country's historic postwar elections were headed for a second round Trapped envoys rescued   UN peacekeepers have rescued several foreign ambassadors trapped in a house in Kinshasa by heavy shooting EU boosts Congo force amid battle   400 extra troops are being flown into the capital, Kinshasa, in an attempt to quell gun battles Election workers arrested for cheating  Authorities arrested 10 workers for allegedly cheating and the final announcement of results was postponed Overloaded boat sinks in lake, killing 35  High winds and rough waves swamped the boat carrying 90 people on Lake Kivu DR Congo children 'still armed'
U.N.: 8 Guatemalan peacekeepers killed U.N. troops kill rebels Oxfam criticises DR Congo donors  The aid agency has criticised donor countries for failing to tackle the humanitarian crisis UN demands rebels release peacekeepers  Congolese militiamen captured 7 missing Nepalese in the northeast and called for their captors to release 100 plague deaths  World Health Organization: The suspected outbreak of pneumonic plague in the east of the DR of Congo Peacekeepers are freed  The militiamen have released 5 UN peacekeepers held in captivity for over a month   Jubilation, violence mark days before vote  3,000 people gathered to hear President Kabila appeal for their vote as campaigning wound down Congo goes to polls first time in decades

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  17,000 U.N. troops and 2,000 European Union troops -- is on standby

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  11,000 children are in the hands of armed groups or unaccounted for, says Amnesty International
  The president faced off against a former rebel chief as a high-stakes runoff began

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Nov.12   Congo struggles with mining chaos
  Among the biggest challenges first elected government in 50 years will face is bringing order to a chaotic mining sector Nov.15   Kabila close to DR Congo victory  Provisional election results suggest President Joseph Kabila will win the country's run-off election   Kabila named winner of vote
  Incumbent President was declared the winner of tense runoff election, defeating his ex-rebel leader rival
 Joseph Kabila has appealed for calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kabila won 58.05% of the vote, ahead of Jean-Pierre Bemba who got 41.9%
Nov.16   Poll loser rejects result
  Presidential candidate Jean-Pierre Bemba said he would use all legal channels to contest the result
Nov.24   Fighting flares in Congo's east  Fighters loyal to a dissident general attacked army positions with heavy weapons and small arms

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Dec.6   Kabila sweared in
  A rebel leader's son was sworn as Congo's first freely elected president in more than four decades

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