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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.

World news related to Democratic Republic of the Congo – overview

Democratic Republic of the Congo: news

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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Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

A huge area of peatland is discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville, scientists report.
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Jersey accused in 'blood-gold' row

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 5:15
related countries: Jersey Jersey

Jersey financial regulators are accused of failing to act against an island-based trust allegedly involved in selling gold sourced from militia in the war-torn DR Congo.
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Congo warlord sentenced to 12 years

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 15:29

The International Criminal Court sentences ex-Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years in prison for aiding and abetting war crimes.
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Deadly stampede at DR Congo match

Monday, May 12th 2014, 12:34
related places: Kinshasa

Fifteen people are killed in DR Congo in a stampede at a football final involving the country's top two clubs - AS Vita and TP Mazembe.
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Congo rape trial clears many troops

Monday, May 5th 2014, 15:23

A trial of 39 soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo ends with two convicted of rape and 13 others cleared.
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Deadly DR Congo stadium stampede

Friday, April 25th 2014, 10:21

Several people have been crushed to death in a stampede at a tribute festival for DR Congo singer King Kester Emeneya, officials say.
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DR Congo train in deadly derailment

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 16:18
related places: Katanga

At least 63 people have been killed after a freight train overloaded with passengers derailed in Katanga in south-eastern DR Congo, officials say.
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Head of oldest African park shot

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 16:39
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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