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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Tackling the taboo

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 23:39

Stephen Kigoma, a survivor of male rape from DR Congo, calls for more men to talk about their ordeals.
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DR Congo rangers killed in raid to free US journalist

Sunday, July 16th 2017, 17:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

The journalist and three other rangers were abducted in the Okapi wildlife reserve on Friday.
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Angola leader son-in-law guilty of fraud

Friday, July 14th 2017, 14:51

Businessman Sindika Dokolo tells the BBC that the conviction in DR Congo was politically motivated.
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Congo to withdraw peacekeepers over abuse

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 8:20
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

The UN force in the Central African Republic has been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse.
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DR Congo Kasai conflict: 'Thousands dead' in violence

Tuesday, June 20th 2017, 14:42
related places: Kasai

The Catholic Church says that thousands of people have died in the Kasai region since last October.
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DR Congo polio outbreak 'from poor vaccine coverage'

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 11:44

A strain of polio virus can arise in areas of low immunisation.
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Who is the Congolese 'Terminator' Bosco Ntaganda?

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 7:58

A profile of Bosco Ntaganda, who is on trial at The Hague accused of carrying out war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo jailbreak frees 900 inmates

Sunday, June 11th 2017, 17:37

Eleven people die as militants raid a jail in DR Congo freeing more than 900 inmates, officials say.
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DR Congo's Kasai unrest must be investigated - UN

Friday, June 9th 2017, 11:49
related places: Kasai

More than 40 mass graves have been found, police officers beheaded and UN investigators killed.
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Italy's first black minister 'vindicated' by racist slurs verdict

Friday, May 19th 2017, 10:12

MEP Mario Borghezio had made racist remarks about Cécile Kyenge, who was born in the DR Congo.
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'More than 3,000 escaped' Makala jail in DR Congo

Thursday, May 18th 2017, 16:50
related places: Makala

The government says just 50 inmates got out but security sources say the real number is far higher.
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DR Congo jail-break: Bundu dia Kongo leader flees Kinshasa prison

Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 11:50
related places: Kongo

A self-styled prophet campaigning for a kingdom in DR Congo is freed from prison by his supporters.
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Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

Friday, May 12th 2017, 16:49

The World Health Organization says at least one person is confirmed to have died from the virus.
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DR Congo: UN peacekeepers face fresh sexual abuse claims

Friday, April 28th 2017, 11:44
related countries: Romania Romania

A Romanian peacekeeper in DR Congo is among five being investigated for sexual abuse and exploitation.
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The park ranger kidnapped and tortured for protecting wildlife

Tuesday, April 25th 2017, 15:20

Park ranger Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, explains how he lives in constant fear of attack for protecting wildlife in Virunga National Park.
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Voodoo rebels

Monday, April 24th 2017, 0:10

Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
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DR Congo: Bruno Tshibala appointed new prime minister

Friday, April 7th 2017, 23:48

The appointment is likely further divide opponents of longstanding President Joseph Kabila.
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Kasai unrest: UN experts found dead in DR Congo

Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 0:21
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States
related places: Kasai

The bodies of a US man and a Swedish woman are found two weeks after they were abducted.
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Militia fighters decapitate 40 police officers in DR Congo

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 23:04
related places: Kasai

About 40 were killed when a police convoy was ambushed in the central province of Kasai.,
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Mass graves

Saturday, March 25th 2017, 9:24
related places: Kasai

Up to 400 people have reportedly been killed in the central DR Congo provinces of Kasai - what is going on?
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ICC orders Congo warlord Germain Katanga to pay victims

Friday, March 24th 2017, 15:05

Ex-Congolese militia leader ordered to pay $1m (£800,000), but he is broke.
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Two UN officials kidnapped in DR Congo

Monday, March 13th 2017, 15:16
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States

A US man and a Swedish woman are taken to a forest with four Congolese staff, the UN says.
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Felix Tshisekedi: Congo opposition leader's son takes over

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 15:51

The son of DR Congo's late opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is chosen to succeed his father.
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DR Congo election: 'We cannot afford $1.8bn cost', says minister

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 0:50
related places: We

After several delays, an election was planned before the end of 2017, but finances put that in doubt.
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Etienne Tshisekedi: DR Congo mourns opposition leader

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 15:20

Mourners gather following the death of one of the country's most important pro-democracy advocates.
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DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies aged 84

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 20:14

The 84-year-old was one of the country's most important pro-democracy advocates.
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Afcon goalie may not play after attack

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 14:59
related countries: Togo Togo

Togo coach Claude LeRoy says Kossi Agassa can miss Wednesday's Nations Cup match against DR Congo after the goalkeeper's house was vandalised.
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DR Congo: Kabila is yet to sign deal to end his rule

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 3:54

A deal is agreed to end President Joseph Kabila's 15-year rule in DR Congo, but he has yet to sign.
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DR Congo floods leave 50 dead in Boma

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 10:21
related places: Boma

At least 50 people die as heavy floods hit the south-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Tresor Riziki: Fresh face of African music

Monday, December 26th 2016, 1:39

In 2007 Tresor Riziki fled the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo in search of his musical dream. Today, he is an award winning musician based in Johannesburg.
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At least 20 killed in Congo protests, says United Nations

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 21:02

The United Nations says more than twenty people have been killed in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that are demanding President Joseph Kabila step down
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DR Congo anti-Kabila protests 'leave more than 20 dead'

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 16:51
related places: Kabila

More than 20 die in clashes in DR Congo over the president's failure to give up power, the UN says.
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Joseph Kabila: The DR Congo president who won't step down

Monday, December 19th 2016, 9:17

There is heavy security in DR Congo, as the president's term in office is due to expire.
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Joseph Kabila, DR Congo and conflict explained

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 11:58

President Joseph Kabila's decision to extend his term in office heightens tension in DR Congo, already destabilised by numerous armed groups.
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