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Democratic Republic of Congo arrests group over child rape

Friday, June 24th 2016, 2:25

The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrest 75 suspected militiamen over a series of murders and the mass rape of children.
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Moise Katumbi: DR Congo presidential hopeful sentenced to jail

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 16:43

DR Congo opposition politician Moise Katumbi is sentenced in absentia to 36 months in prison, putting his presidential hopes in doubt.
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DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 15:48

Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is jailed for 18 years after a landmark ICC conviction for war crimes and sexual violence.
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Yellow fever vaccine: UN backs lower doses amid shortage

Friday, June 17th 2016, 16:24
related countries: Angola Angola

UN health experts recommend cutting the standard dose of yellow fever vaccine by 80% in emergencies, amid an outbreak in Angola and DR Congo.
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Congo stone throwers 'kill policewoman'

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 16:36

A policewoman and a protester are killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN says, as tensions rise over whether President Kabila will step down.
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DR Congo opposition leader flies to SA

Friday, May 20th 2016, 21:51

Opposition presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi leaves DR Congo for medical treatment, a day after officials issued an arrest warrant for him.
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Thousands mourn Papa Wemba at memorial

Monday, May 2nd 2016, 17:17

Thousands of people attend the first day of official commemorations in DR Congo to mark the sudden death of music star Papa Wemba.
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VIDEO: Crowds greet Papa Wemba's body

Friday, April 29th 2016, 1:55
related places: Kinshasa

Fans and mourners gather to welcome the body of Papa Wemba to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Papa Wemba's body arrives home in Congo

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 12:41

Hundreds of mourners welcome the body of Papa Wemba, one Africa's best known singers, back to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Music star Papa Wemba dies during show

Sunday, April 24th 2016, 17:00

The influential Congolese music star Papa Wemba has died after collapsing on stage in Abidjan in Ivory Coast.
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Deadly yellow fever spreads to DR Congo

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 17:07
related countries: Angola Angola

An outbreak of yellow fever kills 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization says, linking it to cases in Angola.
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UN troops tried for CAR sex abuse

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 11:07
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Three UN peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse in Central African Republic (CAR) go on trial in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Heavy gunfire heard in Congo-Brazzaville

Monday, April 4th 2016, 14:20
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Security forces are deployed in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, as protesters attack government buildings.
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DR Congo ex-warlord guilty of war crimes

Monday, March 21st 2016, 18:45

Former Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is found guilty of war crimes in a landmark trial at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.
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Key genocide suspect sent to Rwanda

Sunday, March 20th 2016, 15:16
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

One of the remaining suspects from the 1994 Rwanda genocide, Ladislas Ntaganzwa, is flown to Rwanda from Democratic Republic of Congo for trial.
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VIDEO: On the hunt for elephant poachers

Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 17:05

The BBC's Alastair Leithead joins rangers in Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Garamba National Park as they hunt elephant poachers.
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Germany priest quits over racist threats

Monday, March 7th 2016, 15:31
related countries: Germany Germany

A Catholic priest of Congolese origin resigns in southern Germany after being subjected to death threats and racist abuse.
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Profile: DR Congo's Moise Katumbi

Monday, March 7th 2016, 12:37

Could the boss of Africa's top football club run a country?
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VIDEO: Who is Moise Katumbi?

Monday, March 7th 2016, 9:59
related places: Katanga

The BBC's Maud Jullien meets Moise Katumbi - football team president and former Katanga governor who hopes to become DRC president.
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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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