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Device makers face child labour claims

Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 0:00

Amnesty International accuses Apple, Samsung and Sony of failing to do basic checks to ensure minerals used in their products are not mined by children.
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DR Congo president unlikely to give up power

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 0:34
related places: Kabila

Kabila unlikely to give up power in DR Congo
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Key Rwanda genocide suspect arrested

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 16:56
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

One of the last suspects wanted for alleged involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide has been arrested in DR Congo, the UN says.
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DR Congo rebel raid 'kills 24'

Monday, November 30th 2015, 15:29

At least 24 people have died in the east of the Democratic Republic Congo following a rebel attack on UN and army positions, the army says.
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TP Mazembe win African Champions League

Sunday, November 8th 2015, 15:42
related countries: Algeria Algeria

DR Congo's TP Mazembe win the 2015 African Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Algeria's USM Alger in the second leg of the final.
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Congo third-term bid gets 92% backing

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:33
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

More than 92% of voters in Congo-Brazzaville's referendum approve President Denis Sassou Nguesso's bid to run for a third term, results show.
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Congo votes over third-term limit

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Congo-Brazzaville is holding a controversial referendum on constitutional changes that would allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to stand for a third term.
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Congo 'peaceful uprising' call

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 8:44
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

An opposition leader in Congo-Brazzaville calls for a "peaceful uprising" to prevent Sunday's referendum on whether the president can run for office again.
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Gunfire and tear gas amid Congo protests

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 14:53
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Police fire shots and tear gas in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, in a clamp down on protests against the president's bid for a third term.
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Africa oil and gold tax for hunger fund

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:22
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, Guinea Guinea, Niger Niger
related places: Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville, Guinea, Mali and Niger agree to a micro-tax on oil, gold, phosphate and uranium to finance a UN fund to fight malnutrition.
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Congo's Bemba denies bribery at ICC

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 12:27
related places: Bemba

A former vice-president of DR Congo and his ex-lawyers deny charges of bribing witnesses to give false testimony at his war crimes trial.
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Rwandan rebels sentenced in Germany

Monday, September 28th 2015, 14:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda

A German court sentences two Rwandan rebel leaders to long jail terms for masterminding attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo to vote on leader's third term

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:34
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Congo-Brazzaville's president says he will hold a referendum over the controversial issue of changing the constitution to allow for a third term.
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Congo's 'Terminator': I'm not a killer

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 15:16

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda tells the International Criminal Court he is a soldier, not an "infamous killer".
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DRC 'Terminator' at war crimes trial

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 11:33

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda pleads not guilty to all charges at the start of his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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VIDEO: Who is DR Congo's 'Terminator'?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 6:24

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda is due to go on trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague for war crimes.
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Congo warlord wants to study conflict

Friday, August 21st 2015, 16:51

Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga wants to be released from prison early to study the causes of ethnic conflict, he tells the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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DR Congo earthquake kills children

Friday, August 7th 2015, 10:18

A small 5.6 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing tow children, Information Minister Lambert Mende says.
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Congolese player in intensive care

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 10:52

Congolese striker Rudy Guelord Bhebey Ndey is in intensive care after falling on his head during a match on Saturday.
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Congo major 'paid by oil firm'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 13:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The BBC sees evidence that a UK firm made payments to a Congolese army major accused of using violence to intimidate oil exploration opponents.
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Elite UN troops killed in Congo ambush

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 12:35
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Beni

Two Tanzanian peacekeepers with the UN intervention force in DR Congo have been killed in an ambush near the city of Beni, the UN says.
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Congo bans Islamic face veil

Friday, May 1st 2015, 16:58
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Congo-Brazzaville bans people from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public places, saying it is to counter extremism.
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UN workers kidnapped in DR Congo

Friday, April 24th 2015, 11:45
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Three people working to remove mines for the UN peacekeepers in DR Congo are kidnapped in an area close to the Rwandan border.
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SA arrests over xenophobic attacks

Friday, April 10th 2015, 14:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Durban

South African police arrest 17 people and open murder cases after attacks in Durban on foreign nationals, mainly from DR Congo.
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Calls to exhume DR Congo burial site

Monday, April 6th 2015, 21:40
related places: Kinshasa

The DR Congo government is urged to investigate more than 400 bodies found in an unmarked burial ground in the capital Kinshasa.
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VIDEO: Political activists released by DRC

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 19:59
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, Senegal Senegal

Political activists from Burkina Faso and Senegal, who were detained for four days in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are expected to be repatriated on Thursday.
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DR Congo to expel African activists

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 16:34
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso, Senegal Senegal

The Democratic Republic of Congo government says it will deport four pro-democracy activists from Senegal and Burkina Faso arrested on Sunday.
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DR Congo demonstrators arrested

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 18:29

At least 11 activists are arrested in DR Congo for protesting against the detention of pro-democracy activists, officials say.
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DR Congo seeks gorilla park change

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 0:05

DR Congo says it wants to redraw the boundaries of Virunga National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, to allow for oil exploration
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Congo officials 'similar to rebels'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.
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First DR Congo strikes on Hutu rebels

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 12:14
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The Democratic Republic of Congo launches its first strikes as part of a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels.
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Congo poll date set after protests

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 18:38

The Democratic Republic of Congo sets a date for presidential elections following last month's violent protests against a possible delay.
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UN pulls out of DR Congo offensive

Wednesday, February 11th 2015, 11:29

The UN withdraws support for a planned offensive against rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after the government refuses to sack two generals.
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