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15 Oct 2012 description
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In Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thousands of children spend their days digging, breaking stones, and transporting and washing minerals, risking exposure to dangerous levels of radiation, potential pulmonary diseases, and physical and sexual abuse by peers and adults.

Radio messages to mining communities, developed by The Carter Center and local partners, communicated the dangers faced by children working in the mines as part of a larger child protection campaign.

11 Dec 2011 description
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Décembre 10, 2011

Contact: Baya Kara, Kinshasa +243 81 240 7659, Deborah Hakes, Atlanta 1 404 420 5124

Mission d`observation internationale du Centre Carter en RDC Elections présidentielle et législatives du 28 Novembre 2011

11 Dec 2011 description
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 10, 2011

Contact: Baya Kara in Kinshasa +243 81 240 7659 or Deborah Hakes in Atlanta +1 404 420 5124

The Carter Center finds the provisional presidential election results announced by the Independent National Election Commission (CENI) on Dec. 9 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to lack credibility. CENI results point to the re-election of incumbent President Joseph Kabila with 49 percent of the vote followed by Etienne Tshisekedi with 32 percent and Vital Kamerhe with 7.7 percent. Voter turnout was 58 percent.

06 Dec 2011 description
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The Carter Center welcomes the conduct of presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Nov. 28; voters participated in large numbers with few major incidents that disrupted the peaceful conduct of the polls. The results tabulation process is underway.

The large and peaceful turnout that the Congolese people have demonstrated reflects their continuing commitment to the pursuit of peace.

All candidates and voters should respect that will and allow the ballots to be counted without intimidation.

01 Nov 2011 description
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L'exploitation minière en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) génère d'énormes profits, mais les pauvres communautés locales reçoivent peu d'avantages. Un site Web lancé aujourd'hui par le Centre Carter vise à combler cette lacune en fournissant des informations détaillées et des cartes de l'exploitation minière industrielle dans la province du Katanga, en augmentant la transparence et la responsabilisation autour des mines dans le Copperbelt (lit : ceinture de cuivre) riche de la nation.

01 Nov 2011 description
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Mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) generate huge profits but impoverished local communities receive few of the benefits. A French-language website launched today by The Carter Center (www.congomines.org) aims to close that gap by providing detailed information and maps of industrial mines in Katanga Province, increasing transparency and accountability around mining in the nation's rich Copper Belt.

13 May 2009 description
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Center's Network, Resources Combine for Global Impact

Last November, The Carter Center was one of the sponsors of a major health initiative in Ethiopia, in which some 5 million people were treated for trachoma and tested (and treated, when needed) for malaria in a one-week campaign.

27 Nov 2006 description
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The Carter Center deplores the Nov. 21 attack on the Supreme Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and cautions all political leaders that they are accountable for the actions of their militants, especially when they use violence to protest election results.

23 Oct 2006 description
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ATLANTA.... L'ancien Premier Ministre du Canada, M. Joe Clark, prendra la tête d'une délégation internationale de 45 personnes pour observer le deuxième tour des élections présidentielles en République démocratique du Congo le 29 octobre. A l'invitation de la Commission Electorale Indépendante (CEI), le Centre Carter a débuté sa mission d'observation des élections présidentielle et législative en avril, et a reçu un accueil favorable de la part de tous les partis politiques . M.

23 Oct 2006 description
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ATLANTA.... Former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark will lead a 45-member international delegation to observe the Democratic Republic of the Congo's presidential run-off elections Oct. 29. The Carter Center began long-term election observation in April following an invitation from the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI), and the welcome of all major political parties to observe the presidential and legislative elections. Mr.

31 Aug 2006 description
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Key Points

The Carter Center did not find evidence of widespread or systematic manipulation. The Center concludes that the presidential results announced August 20 are credible; legislative results, on the whole, are also credible, but cannot be validated in detail because of the shortcomings outlined in this statement.

There were a number of important procedural flaws that weakened the transparency of the process. The Center believes these must be addressed prior to the second round in order to avoid more serious problems and to ensure acceptance of the results.

31 Aug 2006 description
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Points clé

La Fondation Carter n'a pas trouvé de preuve de manipulations étendues ou systématiques. Il conclut que les résultats des présidentielles annoncés le 20 août sont crédibles. Les résultats des législatives, dans l'ensemble, sont également crédibles, mais ne peuvent être validés en détail en raison des lacunes décrites dans la présente déclaration.

Un nombre d'importantes faiblesses procédurales a affaibli la transparence du processus.

01 Aug 2006 description
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This statement reflects the observations of The Carter Center on the events of the week leading up to and including the elections, and complements our two pre-election statements. For the July 30 vote, The Carter Center deployed a 58-member international delegation to observe the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) presidential and legislative elections, led by the Former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark and co-leader John Stremlau, Carter Center associate executive director for peace programs.

31 Jul 2006 description
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The Democratic Republic of Congo held its first presidential and legislative multi-party elections in 40 years on Sunday, July 30. A Carter Center election observation delegation participated in this historic event, with its 58-member international team deployed throughout the country to monitor polling sites, the voting process, and final tabulations. An official statement will be distributed following an Aug. 1 Carter Center press conference in Kinshasa.

01 Jun 2006 description
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Cette déclaration reflète les observations de la Fondation Carter concernant les évènements de la semaine en amont et jusqu'aux élections. Elle fournit le complément à nos deux déclarations pré électorales. Dans le contexte des élections du 30 juillet, la Fondation Carter a déployé une délégation internationale de 58 membres pour observer les élections présidentielles et législatives en République Démocratique du Congo. L'ancien Premier ministre du Canada, Joe Clark, est à la tête de cette délégation, avec John Stremlau, Directeur exécutif associé de la Fondation Carter.

02 May 2006 description
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ATLANTA... The Carter Center has launched an international observation mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the deployment this week of seven long-term observers in four provinces around the country. A field office, established in Kinshasa in late March, will manage this observation mission to monitor the legislative and presidential elections scheduled for July 30, 2006. The observation will continue through a runoff presidential election, if necessary.