Congolese Solidarity for Democracy

Congolese Solidarity for Democracy (Solidarité Congolaise pour la Démocratie - SCODE) is a political party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was founded by Jean-Claude Muyambo who remains the party president during his detention.[1]

In the run-up to the November 2011 presidential elections, in June 2011 a fight broke out in Pweto between militants of the People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracy (PPRD) and those of Congolese Solidarity for Democracy over participation in the June 30 parade.[2] There were clashes in Lubumbashi between youthful supporters of MoÏse Katumbi Chapwe, the Governor of Katanga Province and youths supporting SCODE. Youths backing the PPRD attacked the TV channel owned by SCODE president Jean Claude Muyambo. They also ransacked his house and broke its windows.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Solidarité Congolaise pour la Démocratie". Solidarité Katangaise. Archived from the original on 2011-09-09. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. ^ "Pweto: défilé du 30 juin, bagarre entre partisans du PPRD et de la Scode". Radio Okapi. June 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-29.
  3. ^ "DRC Youth Under Spotlight as Elections Loom". Institute for War & Peace Reporting. 10 Oct 11. Retrieved 2011-10-31. Check date values in: |date= (help)