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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

Congo ex-rebels 'run away in Uganda'

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 15:15
related countries: Uganda Uganda

More than 1,500 Congolese ex-rebels go on the run in Uganda ahead of their handover to DR Congo, the M23 group's leader tells the BBC.
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Many dead after DR Congo ferry sinks

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 16:59

At least 129 bodies have been recovered from Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after a ferry capsized on Friday.
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Congo warlord loses ICC appeal

Monday, December 1st 2014, 17:48

The International Criminal Court rejects an appeal by Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga against his conviction for using child soldiers.
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DR Congo 'coup plotters' acquitted

Friday, November 28th 2014, 19:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A group of 15 men accused of plotting to assassinate the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have been acquitted by a South African court.
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Belgian firm 'bulldozed Congo homes'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Belgian mining firm "consistently lied" about the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in DR Congo and should pay compensation, Amnesty International says.
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DR Congo axe attackers kill dozens

Friday, November 21st 2014, 20:45

At least 50 people have been massacred by machete and axe-wielding attackers in eastern DR Congo, according to activists.
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Vaccinating a remote community

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 1:25

Vaccinating a remote community in DR Congo
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DR Congo is declared Ebola-free

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 15:05

A three-month Ebola outbreak in DR Congo - involving a separate strain from the outbreak in West Africa - ends after claiming at least 49 lives.
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VIDEO: Deadly violence in eastern DRC

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 8:09

After several months of relative calm, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is again experiencing extreme violence.
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The Rumble in the Jungle revisited

Thursday, October 30th 2014, 0:06
related places: Ali, Kinshasa

Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa
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DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 10:01

A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
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New massacre reported in DR Congo

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 11:02
related places: Beni

Militants kill at least 20 people, said to be mostly women and children, in the second massacre in two days near the DR Congo town of Beni.
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Aids origin 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 23:37

The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 16:04

More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights group.
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VIDEO: Kinshasa orchestra: 'It was a dream'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 9:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Manchester

The Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo gives its first UK concert in Manchester on Thursday.
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DR Congo confirms Ebola outbreak

Monday, August 25th 2014, 0:29

The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms an outbreak of Ebola, but says it seems to be a different strain to the one found in West Africa.
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Woman 'saw Congo colonel order rape'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 15:09

A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders.
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VIDEO: Kinshasa suburbs named after major cities

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 20:35
related places: Kinshasa

Some of Kinshasa's residents have big aspirations for DR Congo - so much so that they have started renaming suburbs with the names of faraway capital cities whose style they admire.
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Rwanda to appeal against expulsion

Monday, August 18th 2014, 13:33

Rwanda will appeal against the decision to disqualify them from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player.
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DR Congo war crimes 'test case'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 14:02

The war crimes trial in the DR Congo of a senior ex-army officer will be a test of military justice in the country, the UN says.
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VIDEO: DRC to US - a refugee family's story

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 6:43
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United States United States
related places: America

The BBC's Alan Kasujja has been to meet a refugee family originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo as they prepare to leave Rwanda for America.
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Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:20
related places: Kinshasa

An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.
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Congo autopsies reveal 'executions'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 11:33
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Autopsies on five bodies returned by Rwanda to DR Congo after border clashes show they were probably executed, a military source tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Capoeira lessons for children of DRC

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 9:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Impoverished children of the Democratic Republic of Congo are taking lessons in capoeira - a mix of martial arts and dance associated with Brazil.
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Congo and Rwanda 'in border clashes'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 16:21
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Troops from Rwanda and DR Congo are clashing on the border after a soldier was kidnapped, the Congolese information minister tells the BBC.
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Oil hunt halted in DR Congo park

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 12:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The hunt for oil is to be halted at DR Congo's Virunga Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas.
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Many Congo mines 'warlord free'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 17:03

More than two-thirds of mines in eastern DR Congo which produced "conflict minerals" four years ago are no longer run by warlords, a report says.
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Many killed in DR Congo fighting

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 15:33

At least 30 people, including women and children, have been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ethnic clashes, local officials say.
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Mass jailbreak in eastern DR Congo

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 18:34
related places: Bukavu

At least 250 prisoners in the Democratic Republic of Congo have escaped in a mass jailbreak in Bukavu, an official tells the BBC.
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Rwanda 'protecting Congo ex-rebels'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 13:51
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

DR Congo accuses Rwanda of "protecting" M23 rebel leaders wanted for war crimes and delaying attempts to interview ex-fighters currently in Rwanda.
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Rape 'routine' in DR Congo prisons

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Security officials "routinely" rape women in prisons in the Democratic Republic of Congo as punishment for their political activities, a UK-based charity says.
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VIDEO: Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

A huge peatland has been discovered in a remote part of the Republic of Congo. Studying it could shed light on thousands of years of environmental change.
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