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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
By United Press International

U.N.: DRC elections marred by violence

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 20 (UPI) -- Congolese military and security forces likely committed serious human rights violations during an election season in the DRC, U.N. investigators said.

U.S. takes issue with DRC elections

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Washington called on authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to release records from a controversial November election.

U.N. committed to DRC election process

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The United Nations needs to stay engaged with leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure future elections are free and fair, an envoy said.

Violence not answer for DRC, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Violence won't solve political grievances that surfaced after November elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. official said.

DRC needs help, U.S. says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Providing assistance to Democratic Republic of the Congo will help foster a respect for human rights though lingering concerns remain, a U.S. official said.

DRC reconciliation needed, U.N. says

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The tense political climate that's existed in DRC since November presidential elections underscores the need for national reconciliation, a U.N. envoy said.

Children ensnared in DRC conflict

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The situation that forced children into the ranks of Congolese armed militias hasn't changed in a country ravaged by war, a humanitarian official said.

Police block inauguration in D.R. Congo

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Military forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have blocked the entrance to a stadium where an opposition leader plans to inaugurate himself as president.

Bloodshed followed DRC vote, HRW says

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Activists and opposition loyalists in Democratic Republic of Congo were among those killed by security forces since November elections, a rights group said.
Clinton disappointed by DRC election

Clinton disappointed by DRC election

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Washington is "deeply disappointed" by a court decision in the DRC to uphold provisional election results amid transparency issues, the secretary of state said.

Rival DRC leader rallies for support

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi called on the Congolese people to reject the authority of "adventurists" after rejecting the election outcome.

DRC awaits opposition protests

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic called for demonstrations to protest a presidential election questioned by international observers.

DRC called on to review vote

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo called on the DRC election commission to perform a rigorous review of the Nov. 28 vote.
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Étienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba (born 14 December 1932) is a Congolese politician and the National President of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), a political party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was Prime Minister of the country (then Zaire) on three brief occasions during the 1990s: in 1991, 1992–1993, and 1997.

Tshisekedi was born in Luluabourg (now Kananga), Kasai-Occidental in 1932. He obtained a diploma in 1961 at the Lovanium University School of Law in Leopoldville (now Kinshasa). He served in Mobutu's government in various positions throughout the late 1960s and 1970s but in 1979 began to protest its descent into dictatorship and corruption. In 1980 he was removed from government and thrown in prison for his criticism. Ever since he has been thrown in and out of prison numerous times by both Mobutu's government and Laurent Kabila's. In 1989, several cases of his detention were recognized to be unlawful by UN Human Rights Committee.

On February 15, 1982 he co-founded the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), which he continues to lead. The party remains popular with its main goal being a non-violent change to democratic rule.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Etienne Tshisekedi."
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