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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

Kenya-Congo gold smuggling probe

Friday, March 4th 2011, 9:16
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The smuggling of gold from DR Congo through Kenya is to be jointly investigated, after a major haul was discovered and a Kenyan official shot dead.
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Conflict 'robs 28m of education'

Tuesday, March 1st 2011, 11:59

Warfare is stopping 28 million children worldwide from receiving an education, with DR Congo one of the worst-affected places, the UN says.
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Six killed in DR Congo 'coup bid'

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 15:36

Six people have been killed in an attack on a residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo colonel mass rape jailing

Monday, February 21st 2011, 18:57

A military court in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo investigating a case of mass rape sentences a colonel to 20 years in jail.
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Oil worker released in DR Congo

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 9:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

DR Congo rebels release a South African oil worker employed by UK-based oil firm Soco, three days after his kidnapping, officials say.
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Oil worker kidnapped in DR Congo

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 18:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo kidnap a man who works for UK-based oil company Soco along with a Congolese government soldier, the army says.
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DR Congo 'mass rape' trial begins

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 16:34

The trial begins of 11 soldiers, including officers, charged with the alleged mass rape of civilian women in the volatile eastern DR Congo.
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DR Congo 'gold smuggling' arrests

Monday, February 7th 2011, 16:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

Eight foreigners - from the US, France and Nigeria - are arrested on allegations of gold smuggling in eastern DR Congo, officials say.
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New rape centre opens in DR Congo

Friday, February 4th 2011, 14:43

A new centre opens designed to help some of the thousands of people who have been raped in DR Congo.
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'Congo fever' claims another life

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

A rare deadly virus claims its four victim in India, health officials say.
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Rwanda rebel in war crimes court

Friday, January 28th 2011, 11:37
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan Hutu rebel leader faces the International Criminal Court for the first time, accused of "spreading terror" in DR Congo.
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Rwanda rebel leader sent to ICC

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 14:59
related countries: France France, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Paris

A Rwandan rebel leader is extradited from France to The Hague, as his group is accused of attacking a Congolese wildlife park.
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DR Congo officer held over rape

Friday, January 21st 2011, 16:15

The authorities in DR Congo arrest an army officer over a mass rape of civilians in the east of the country on New Year's Day, officials say.
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Comics in the Congo

Friday, January 21st 2011, 2:51
related places: Kinshasa

Kinshasa, the unlikely capital of cartoons in Africa
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DR Congo rape suspect transferred

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 18:48

The army commander at the centre of rape allegations in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been transferred to another post, the army says.
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DR Congo army man 'led mass rape'

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 7:05

An army commander in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been accused of leading the recent mass rape of at least 50 women.
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'Congo fever' surfaces in India

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 7:00
related countries: India India

The deadly 'Congo fever' kills three people in India for the first time ever, health officials say.
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Filthy lucre

Friday, January 14th 2011, 0:01

Congo tries to clean up its dirty money
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Congo soldiers arrested for rape

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 13:07

At least eight government soldiers have been arrested on suspicion of rape and looting in the east of the DR Congo, the UN mission says.
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DR Congo anger at election plans

Monday, January 10th 2011, 14:49

Opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo strongly criticise government plans to elect the president in one round of voting.
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DR Congo unrest as Mazembe lose

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 1:47
related places: Mazembe

Police fire shots to disperse disgruntled fans in DR Congo, after TP Mazembe lose 3-0 to Inter Milan in the Club World Cup final.
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Congo army denies rebel comeback

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 12:13

The army in the DR Congo rejects the findings of a UN report that rebel forces of the CNDP and FNL are regrouping in the east.
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DR Congo army 'worsens conflict'

Monday, November 29th 2010, 16:58

A UN report says criminal networks in the DR Congo army are a major cause of insecurity and conflict in the east of the country.
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'Rape robbed me of my humanity'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 18:06

In a country where homosexuality is taboo, Newsnight hears rare testimony from a man who was raped by soldiers while he was walking to his farm in DR Congo.
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Opening day

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 22:24

Congolese ex-Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba goes on trial
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Bemba denies war crimes charges

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 17:55

DR Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba goes on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, as the ex-guerrilla leader pleads not guilty to war crimes.
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Ex DR Congo rebel leader trial begins

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 3:42

The former Congolese rebel leader, Jean Pierre Bemba, is to go on trial in The Hague.
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Mass break-out at Congolese jail

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 17:03

An estimated 200 prisoners in DR Congo escape from a jail in the remote north-west during a hearing to reduce the backlog of defendants awaiting trial.
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Paris Club cancels DR Congo debt

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:30
related countries: France France

The Paris Club of creditor nations cancels $7.35bn of debt owed by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Police 'killed DR Congo activist'

Friday, November 12th 2010, 12:04

The trial starts of eight officers charged with the murder of prominent human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo polio sparks mass vaccines

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 16:38

International aid agencies plan to immunise three million in central Africa against polio after an outbreak kills more than 100 people.
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Deadly outbreak of polio in Congo

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 20:03
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

An outbreak of polio in Congo-Brazzaville has killed more than 100 people and paralysed hundreds, health authorities say
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