In North and South Kivu provinces, voters are worried about possible regional outcomes, including secession, if incumbent President Joseph Kabila is not reelected.
In eastern Congo's South Kivu region, one of the most-conflict ridden areas of the country, pessimism is widespread, particularly when it comes to the candidates themselves.
Congo mining concessions have been regularly sold at a fraction of their worth to shadow companies outside Congo.
Incumbent President Kabila and challenger Tshisekedi visited Goma in eastern Congo ahead of the Nov. 28 election. Tshisekedi's message has become increasingly provocative and violent.
Pakistan's former president Musharraf says the US, which has accused Pakistan of complicity in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, must understand Pakistan's national interests.
Congolese President Kabila said his government has managed to gain control of eastern Congo's armed groups, but the emergence of new armed groups undermines his success.