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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

In pictures: Rebuilding the Democratic Republic of Congo

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 0:36

Pictures as Congo tries to move on from conflict
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'Killings followed' DR Congo poll

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 16:57

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out a wave of killings and arbitrary arrests after elections last year, a UN report says.
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Samba is upset by Russian racism

Monday, March 19th 2012, 14:45
related countries: Russia Russia

Congo's Christopher Samba, who had a banana thrown at him while playing for Russians Anzhi Makhachkala, laments the fact that the incident happened so close to children.
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ICC finds Congo's Lubanga guilty

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 20:27
related places: Lubanga

The International Criminal Court finds Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of recruiting and using child soldiers - the court's first verdict.
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Congo's Lubanga trial verdict due

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:02
related places: Lubanga

The International Criminal Court is set to deliver its first ever verdict, in the case of DR Congo's Thomas Lubanga. accused of using child soldiers.
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Congo blast victims' funeral held

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 18:55
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

A mass funeral is held in the Republic of Congo for some of the victims of last week's explosion in the capital.
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Congo's capital picks up pieces after arms depot blasts

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 15:40

Congolese city picks up pieces after deadly arms depot blasts
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VIDEO: Congo blast site still unsafe

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 4:22
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

The area where ammunitions stockpiles exploded in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, is still too unsafe to enter according to rescue workers.
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Congo blast site still dangerous

Monday, March 5th 2012, 19:00
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

It is still too dangerous to enter the area where ammunition stockpiles exploded in Congo's capital, Brazzaville, killing at least 146 people, rescue workers say.
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'Bad wiring' caused Congo blasts

Monday, March 5th 2012, 17:03
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Blasts at an arms depot, which killed at least 146 people in Congo's capital Brazzaville, were caused by a short-circuit that led to a fire, officials say.
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'Scores killed' in Congo blasts

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 16:55
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

At least 200 people are reported killed and hundreds more injured after accidental explosions at a munitions dump in Congo's capital Brazzaville.
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VIDEO: Munitions blasts 'kill scores' in Congo

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 16:40
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

At least 146 people are reported to have been killed following huge explosions at an arms dump in Congo's capital Brazzaville.
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VIDEO: Why do people believe in witchcraft?

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The murder of Kristy Bamu has raised concerns about the spread of a belief in Kindoki from DR Congo to migrant communities in the UK and elsewhere.
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Uganda to open new refugee camp

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 14:24
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda is to set up a new camp to cope with a new influx of refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says.
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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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