Voting begins in Congo elections | Top News | Reuters.com:Keep that link, as it will be developed further in the coming ours. I am so excited, and so are most of my family (some are indeed following the Tshisekedi order to abstain from the vote), and friends. The day is memorable, and Radio Okapi (which is temporarily down, but will be back up in a few minutes) is reporting a great turnout. I am quite heartened by that.
"KINSHASA (Reuters) - Polling stations opened in Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday as the central African country held its first free multi-party elections in 40 years.
Polling started first in the east of the vast former Belgian colony due to a one-hour time difference with the west where the capital Kinshasa is situated."
Also, The Salon suggest the excellent piece by Jeff Koinange and the team of CNN, who did Video interviews in english with the 4 main candidates, and gives a bit of a backgroud to all this shebang. This the only video I found in English, so it's kind of gold right now (just scroll down on the CNN page, you'll find a free video link).
Happy voting! Congo kino liwa! I leave you with the effects of illiteracy on my country: the ballots had to be supersized to include visible pictures of all the candidates, making them the size of a New York Times edition in some places like Kinshasa (photo).