DR Congo

Voter registration passes 2 million mark in DR of Congo's capital

Voters in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kinshasa, have been registering at the rate of 130,000 a day and the total is now more than 2 million, the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) said today.

The total electorate in DRC is estimated at 28 million, MONUC said.

Meanwhile, the peacekeeping military continued "Operation Falcon Sweep" in the Kivus in eastern DRC with the aim of widening the area controlled by the UN force and to flush out armed fighters.