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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

Setback for big Congo hydro dam

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:13

A hydroelectric scheme in DR Congo is dealt a blow by a mining firm’s decision to not build a smelter, which would have been a major user of its electricity.
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AUDIO: Baloji, DR Congo's 'rising star'

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 19:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Rapper Baloji grew up in Belgium, but is quickly becoming one of the most sought after exponents of contemporary music from his native DR Congo.
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Kabila aide dies in plane crash

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 15:37

A senior adviser to the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, is killed in a plane crash, officials say.
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Kabila wins majority of Congo MPs

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 14:19

Official results from elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo give President Joseph Kabila and his allies an outright parliamentary majority.
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Anger at Congo parliament result

Friday, January 27th 2012, 20:07

DR Congo's main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dismisses poll results and tells his newly elected MPs not to take up their seats.
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Tshisekedi under 'house arrest'

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 18:32
related places: Kinshasa

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo fire tear gas to disperse supporters of the opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi - who is under virtual house arrest in the capital, Kinshasa.
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Rwanda verdicts in terror trial

Friday, January 13th 2012, 16:32
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Twenty-two people, accused of having links with Rwandan rebels in DR Congo, are found guilty of launching a series of grenade attacks in Rwanda.
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Catholics criticise DR Congo poll

Friday, January 13th 2012, 4:28

Catholic bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo criticise elections in November in which President Joseph Kabila won another term in office.
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VIDEO: Orchestras hit right note in DR Congo

Friday, January 6th 2012, 0:01

A number of classical orchestras have sprung up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, producing the kind of music which is rarely heard in the country.
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Rwandan rebels 'kill 26 in Congo'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 0:20
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

At least 26 people have been killed in recent attacks by Rwandan FDLR rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Congolese army says.
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The Loch Ness Monster of Congo

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 1:49
related places: Mokele

On the trail of the mystery monster Mokele-mbembe
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Malaria: Eastern DR Congo’s other battle

Tuesday, December 27th 2011, 16:20

DR Congo's battle against killer malarial mosquitos
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VIDEO: DR Congo police block inauguration

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 0:16

Troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked entry to a stadium where the main opposition leader planned to inaugurate himself as president.
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Congo police obstruct swearing-in

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 15:15

DR Congo security forces block entry to a stadium where opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi planned to inaugurate himself as president after rejecting poll results.
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Counting halted in Congo polls

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 18:13

Vote counting in DR Congo's parliamentary polls is halted following allegations of widespread rigging, the election commission says.
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DR Congo police 'kill civilians'

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 2:07
related countries: United States United States

At least 24 people have been killed by police in DR Congo since the results of disputed elections were announced, a US-based rights group says.
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VIDEO: Kabila takes oath in DR Congo

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 20:30
related places: Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo's President, Joseph Kabila, has been sworn in for a second term in Kinshasa.
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Kabila takes oath in DR Congo

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 17:55
related places: Kabila, Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila is sworn in for a second term in the capital, Kinshasa, as tanks are deployed across the city to prevent protests.
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Analysis: DR Congo elections open new wounds

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 7:41

Why DR Congo is likely to remain world's worst nation
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Tshisekedi orders DR Congo army

Monday, December 19th 2011, 10:36

DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi calls on the security forces to stop obeying orders from President Joseph Kabila, as he declares himself president again.
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VIDEO: Congo confirms Joseph Kabila win

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 3:07

The Democratic Republic of Congo's Supreme Court has rejected challenges to President Joseph Kabila's re-election and confirmed his official victory in last month's polls.
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Congo court confirms Kabila win

Friday, December 16th 2011, 20:27
related places: Kabila

The DR Congo Supreme Court confirms incumbent Joseph Kabila as winner of presidential elections, despite opposition calls to cancel the vote.
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Rwandan rebel's charges dismissed

Friday, December 16th 2011, 19:27
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

War crimes judges in The Hague dismiss charges against Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana, accused of murder and rape in the DR Congo in 2009.
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Congo ire at 'parody of justice'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 19:15

DR Congo opposition lawyers challenging presidential election results walk out of a hearing, saying the Supreme Court is a "parody of justice".
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DR Congo poll 'seriously flawed'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:13
related countries: United States United States

The Democratic Republic of Congo's elections were "seriously flawed" and "lacked transparency" the US warns, as it calls for a review of the process.
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Deaf anger at DR Congo text ban

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:14

Deaf people in the Democratic Republic of Congo say a ban on texting threatens their lives because they cannot receive warnings of violence.
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Kabila defends DR Congo election

Monday, December 12th 2011, 14:31

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila rejects opposition claims that he won elections through widespread rigging but admits "mistakes".
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DR Congo poll 'lacks credibility'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 15:17

Irregularities in DR Congo's presidential vote mean the results "lack credibility", say international observers from the Carter Center.
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VIDEO: DR Congo police kill protesters

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 1:51

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have shot dead four people since the disputed results of presidential elections were announced on Friday.
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Questions hang over DR Congo poll

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 22:13

DR Congo's election results come under scrutiny as tensions rise
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Plea for calm after DR Congo poll

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 7:26
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

There are appeals for calm in the Democratic Republic of Congo as disputed elections threaten to plunge the volatile Central African nation into chaos.
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VIDEO: DR Congo re-elects Kabila

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 1:51
related places: Kabila

The main opposition candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo has rejected official election results which have given President Kabila another term in office.
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