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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

We have started to collect the most important news related to Democratic Republic of the Congo in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: news

Head of oldest African park shot

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 12:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park - Virunga in the Democratic Republic of Congo - is shot and wounded in an ambush.
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DR Congo city gets traffic cop robot

Monday, March 31st 2014, 11:48
related places: Lubumbashi

An "intelligent" traffic cop robot is set up in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Uganda capsize 'killed 251 refugees'

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:35
related countries: Uganda Uganda

More than 250 people died in last Saturday's boat capsize on a lake between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, the Congolese government says.
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VIDEO: Rwandan exiles targeted in South Africa

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 13:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, South Africa South Africa

A BBC investigation has uncovered new information suggesting that the killing of former high ranking Rwandan intelligence official Col Patrick Karegeya may be linked to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Killed Rwandan 'was rebel adviser'

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, South Africa South Africa, Tanzania Tanzania

A murdered ex-Rwandan intelligence chief was advising South African and Tanzanian intelligence as they prepared to send troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo to battle M23, the Rwandan-backed rebel group, the BBC learns.
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Uganda capsize: 107 bodies found

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Rescue workers in Uganda have recovered 107 bodies, including those of 57 children, after a boat carrying Congolese refugees capsized, a minister says.
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VIDEO: Kinshasa police accused of brutality

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 19:57
related places: Kinshasa

Congolese authorities have been going after the most dangerous gangs in the capital city Kinshasa, in a bid to bring down the high levels of crime and violence.
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VIDEO: ICC convicts Congo militia leader

Friday, March 7th 2014, 18:10

Former Congo militia leader Germain Katanga has been found guilty of war crimes but acquitted of sexual offences, at the International Criminal Court.
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ICC convicts Congo militia leader

Friday, March 7th 2014, 12:54

The International Criminal Court finds Congo militia leader Germain Katanga guilty of complicity in war crimes but acquits him of sexual offences.
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Briton gets life for Congo killing

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 19:59
related countries: Norway Norway, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: A

A court in DR Congo imposes a life sentence on a joint UK-Norwegian national for killing a fellow convict in jail.
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Congo militias blamed for 'massacre'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 17:42

Rival ethnic militias in the DR Congo are believed to be responsible for mass killings reported in three villages in the east, a UN spokesman says.
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UN to visit DR Congo 'massacre' site

Friday, February 14th 2014, 4:53

A UN team is to visit the area in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 70 people are believed to have been killed recently.
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VIDEO: Will FDLR rebels ever leave Congo?

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Twenty years since the genocide in Rwanda, the UN is trying to persuade FDLR rebels to leave the Democratic Republic of Congo and return home.
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VIDEO: 'Terminator' rebel leader before ICC

Monday, February 10th 2014, 16:26

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has appeared at the International Criminal Court for the start of a hearing that will decided if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.
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DR Congo ex-rebel 'ordered killings'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 16:05

Ex-Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops to kill and rape civilians, prosecutors tell the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
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The rare art of cheese-making in DR Congo

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 0:02

A cheese revolution in an unexpected place
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Sanctions on Congo militia poachers

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:28

Armed groups that finance their operations by trafficking wildlife in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to be targeted by UN sanctions.
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Many killed in DR Congo explosion

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 22:30

An explosion caused by a lightning strike has killed more than 20 people near an arms depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN officials say.
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Checking out the cool cats in the new Guinness ad

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 0:48

How true to life are the Congo cool cats in the new Guinness ad?
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Deadly clashes in DR Congo city

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 20:28
related places: Lubumbashi

At least 26 people have been killed in an eight-hour battle between government and rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's second city Lubumbashi, police say.
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DR Congo commander 'dies in ambush'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 15:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The commander of government troops fighting Ugandan Islamist rebels in eastern DR Congo has been killed in an ambush, a spokesman says.
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DR Congo 'repulses terror attacks'

Monday, December 30th 2013, 20:17

DR Congo's army repulses several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, killing about 46 members of an "unknown terrorist group", the government says.
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Children killed in DR Congo attack

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:52

More than 20 people, including women and children, are killed, most of them hacked to death in eastern DR Congo, UN peacekeepers say.
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Congo peace deal 'signed in Kenya'

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 19:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Democratic Republic of Congo's president has signed a peace deal with the M23 rebel movement his forces defeated last month, Kenya's presidential spokesman says.
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UN force in new DR Congo offensive

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 18:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

UN forces launch an offensive against Rwandan FDLR rebels in DR Congo, gaining some territory, in a new move to end regional instability.
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Thousands mourn Congo rumba star

Monday, December 9th 2013, 18:44
related places: Kinshasa

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo attend the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
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UN launches drones in DR Congo

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:36

The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
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Japan diplomat held over Congo fire

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:04
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A diplomat at the Japanese embassy in DR Congo is arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of starting a fire at the mission.
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Congo leader eyes end to conflict

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:59

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila tells residents of a town held by rebels for more than a year that he wants an end to 20 years of conflict in the region.
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New East African railway launched

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Burundi Burundi, China China, Kenya Kenya

Kenya formally launches a new Chinese-financed to extend across East Africa, eventually reaching South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi.
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Bemba in court on tampering charges

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 19:53

DR Congo's former Vice-President John-Pierre Bemba appears in court on charges of conspiring to present false evidence at his war crimes trial.
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