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DR Congo: Ethnic clashes leave 31 dead

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 3:36

At least 31 people die in weekend clashes between tribal militia and security forces in DR Congo.
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The fashion designer whose creations are made from paper

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 18:11

A Congolese fashion designer is finding fame - making clothes out of paper.
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DR Congo's Bemba found guilty at ICC of witness bribing

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 18:55
related places: Bemba

Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba is found guilty by the International Criminal Court of bribing witnesses.
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Caterpillar trade row turns deadly

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 16:04

At least 16 people are killed in a row over a disputed levy on the sale of caterpillars in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo stability at extreme risk, UN warned

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 22:55

The Democratic Republic of Congo is at "extreme risk" of descending into widespread violence, the UN Security Council is warned.
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The woman competing with Kinshasa's male sapeurs

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:12
related places: Kinshasa

Female dandy Barbara Yves shows there is no need to be a man to join the sapeur fashion movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.
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Deadly clashes in DR Congo city of Kananga

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 23:03
related places: Kananga

Two days of violence in the city of Kananga in central Democratic Republic of Congo have left at least 10 people dead.
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DR Congo poll protest: Opposition HQs, including UPDS office, torched

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 10:21

The headquarters of three opposition parties in DR Congo are torched and two people are burnt to death in the capital amid electoral tension.
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DR Congo election: 17 dead in anti-Kabila protests

Monday, September 19th 2016, 22:42
related places: Kabila, Kinshasa

Three police officers and 14 civilians die in Kinshasa, capital of DR Congo, during protests calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down.
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South Sudan fighters get emergency UN aid in DR Congo

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 9:47

More than 100 fighters loyal to South Sudan's sacked vice-president are found "in extremely bad shape" by the UN in DR Congo and given treatment.
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DR Congo miner risks all for copper

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 18:16

A miner in DR Congo tells the BBC why he ventures 25m (82 ft) underground, without ropes or safety gear, in search of copper.
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DR Congo rebels blamed for 30 civilian deaths

Sunday, August 14th 2016, 15:20

At least 30 civilians are killed by suspected ADF rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the military says.
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Congo star Koffi Olomide detained after 'kicking assault'

Tuesday, July 26th 2016, 17:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Musician Koffi Olomide is in custody in DR Congo, days after he was deported from Kenya for allegedly kicking one of his dancers.
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Congolese singer caught 'kicking woman'

Friday, July 22nd 2016, 17:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Koffi Olomide, one of Africa's most popular singers, is caught on camera purportedly kicking a woman at the main airport in Kenya.
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Funeral trance

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 23:43
related countries: Malawi Malawi, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

In her regular column about African music, DJ Rita Ray delves into back-to-the future sounds from Sierra Leone, Congolese funeral trance and jazz and samples some Malawian-Naija Afropop.
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Why Congo miners fear President Kabila's guards

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 15:11

Congolese miners tell the BBC they are being harassed by members of the presidential guard.
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Bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants repatriated

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 1:27
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

The bodies of 19 Ethiopian migrants who suffocated to death in a container in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been returned home.
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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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