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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

Bid to avert Congo poll clashes

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 16:37

Mediators try to calm tensions in DR Congo ahead of the release of complete election results due shortly, as riot police clash with opposition supporters.
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VIDEO: DR Congo election results delayed

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 2:42

Publication of presidential election results in the DR Congo has been delayed by 48 hours because of technical difficulties, officials have said.
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DR Congo delays election results

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 0:07

The publication of election results in DR Congo has been delayed by 48 hours because of technical difficulties, the country's election commission says.
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Kabila leads DR Congo vote count

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 13:25

With two-thirds of the votes counted in DR Congo, President Kabila leads with 46%, officials say, with final results due later and the opposition alleging fraud.
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How wars and poverty have saved DR Congo's forests

Monday, December 5th 2011, 23:29

Could peace and development threaten Congo's rainforests?
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VIDEO: Fight to protect Congo's rainforest

Monday, December 5th 2011, 21:36

One of proposals being considered there is whether countries should be paid to protect the forests which play a such a crucial role in absorbing greenhouse gases.
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Africa observers hail Congo polls

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 15:20

African observers say the Democratic Republic of Congo has held "successful" elections, despite opposition calls for the polls to be annulled because of alleged fraud.
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Call to annul 'rigged' Congo vote

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 17:48

Four opposition candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo's election say it should be cancelled because of fraud and violence.
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Partial DR Congo vote extension

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:14

Polling is extended into a second day in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo after Monday's vote was hit by delays and violence.
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Sexual violence in eastern DR Congo - signs of change?

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 9:45

Why Congolese civilians seem to be raping, rather than soldiers
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DR Congo votes in tense election

Monday, November 28th 2011, 17:51

At least four people are killed after attacks on polling stations during DR Congo's election, also hit by logistical delays.
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VIDEO: Concerns ahead of key DR Congo polls

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 17:23

Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have said Monday's parliamentary and presidential elections will go ahead as planned.
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DR Congo hit by pre-vote violence

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 7:06
related places: Kinshasa

The final day of election campaigning in the DR Congo is marred by deadly violence in the capital, Kinshasa, and clashes at the airport.
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VIDEO: DR Congo hit by pre-vote violence

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 5:16
related places: Kinshasa

Tension is high in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after violence at pre-election rallies left at least two people dead.
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VIDEO: Hopes and fears for DR Congo election

Friday, November 25th 2011, 22:02

The Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa holds elections on Monday in what could be a turning point for the people
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Cycling to power in DR Congo?

Friday, November 25th 2011, 1:48

The team of Congolese cyclists seeking to cause a political upset
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Waiting in vain for a train in DR Congo

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 9:00

Congo rail workers and passengers turn up in hope
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Mini-boom: DR Congo's volcanic tourism

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 14:22

Hopes for DR Congo's volcanic tourism
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VIDEO: DR Congo volcano is tourism boost

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 16:26

Is it possible that a new volcano has suddenly made Congo, a country synonymous with war and tragedy, the worlds hottest tourist destination?
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Explore DR Congo in maps and graphs

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 8:25

Find out why this mineral-rich country has not built any roads
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Failed state: Can DR Congo recover?

Monday, November 21st 2011, 7:43

Is DR Congo really the world's worst country?
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VIDEO: Eruption attracts tourists in DR Congo

Friday, November 18th 2011, 13:01

Tourists in the Democratic Republic of Congo view Nyamulagira volcano's spectacular eruption from a tented camp in Virunga National Park.
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Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Guardian

An investigation by Newsnight and the Guardian has discovered that an American so-called vulture fund is planning to extract a small fortune from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Bid to block $100m 'vulture' debt

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:00
related countries: Jersey Jersey, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Charities call for Britain's Privy Council to block an American speculator from taking $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo through a 'vulture fund' which sued in Jersey.
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VIDEO: DR Congo volcano's 'biggest eruption'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 17:27

The Nyamulagira volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo is spewing out lava in what volcanologists say may be its biggest eruption in 100 years.
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Congo fury over jail break threat

Monday, November 7th 2011, 17:07

Threats by DR Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi to free his supporters from prison could amount to treason, the government says.
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Tanzania 'detains Congo soldiers'

Monday, November 7th 2011, 10:27
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

More than 20 heavily armed Congolese soldiers have been detained in Tanzania for illegally entering the country, Tanzania's army says.
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Rwanda returns smuggled minerals

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 13:12
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

About 82 tonnes of smuggled minerals seized by Rwandan police is handed back to DR Congo in a sign of improved relations between the two neighbours.
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DR Congo mines guide on the web

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 12:04

A website is launched to promote greater transparency in the Democratic Republic of Congo's mining sector, which is plagued by conflict and corruption.
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Fears mount over DR Congo polls

Friday, October 28th 2011, 11:55

The security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is deteriorating ahead of elections on 28 November, human rights groups warn.
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Anguish of Congolese migrants in Angola

Friday, October 14th 2011, 10:15
related countries: Angola Angola

Diamond diggers describe horrific abuse in Angola deportations
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Talks over DR Congo poll violence

Monday, September 26th 2011, 17:20

DR Congo's major political parties begin two days of talks aimed at preventing violence during this year's election.
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