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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

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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DR Congo bounty for rebel leader

Friday, September 9th 2011, 13:05
related places: Katanga

Authorities post a $100,000 bounty on the head of militia leader Gedeon Kyungu Mutanga, who broke out of jail in Katanga province.
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Mass escape from DR Congo prison

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 15:12

Nearly 1,000 prisoners escape from a jail in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after it is attacked by armed men, an official says.
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Activist dies in DR Congo unrest

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 15:43
related places: Kinshasa

An opposition activist is shot and killed during clashes with police in Kinshasa, where pre-election tension is rising.
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DRC police disperse poll protest

Thursday, September 1st 2011, 21:49

Police in DR Congo fire tear gas at opposition protesters accusing the electoral commission of fraud ahead of November polls.
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DR Congo tin 'smuggled' by UN man

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 10:38
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

An employee of the UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo is arrested for trying to smuggle more than a tonne of tin ore into Rwanda, officials say.
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Congo's 'Manhattan'

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 8:30

Congo River luxury condos project causes controversy
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VIDEO: DR Congo refugees resist return for polls

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 9:52

Thousands of refugees that fled DR Congo do not believe it is safe to go back home ahead of November's polls, despite government reassurances.
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Bodies recovered from Congo ferry

Friday, July 29th 2011, 17:50

At least 80 bodies are recovered from a river in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a ferry collided with a cargo boat.
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DR Congo plane crashes at airport

Friday, July 8th 2011, 23:34
related places: Kisangani

A plane with 112 people on board has crashed at Kisangani airport in DR Congo, officials say, with reports of more than 50 survivors.
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Congo 'rape' colonel surrenders

Friday, July 8th 2011, 13:14

An army colonel accused of mass rape in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo surrenders to the military.
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Battle in DR Congo mining capital

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 16:07
related places: Lubumbashi

A gunfight in the Democratic Republic of Congo mining capital of Lubumbashi leaves two gunmen and three civilians dead, as the president visits the city.
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Congo mass rape: '170 attacked'

Friday, June 24th 2011, 16:39

The number of reported victims of a recent mass rape campaign by gunmen in eastern DR Congo has risen to about 170, the UN says.
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Death penalty for Congo policemen

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 17:24

A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentences to death four policemen for killing prominent human rights activist Floribert Chebeya.
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DR Congo ex-rebels 'in mass rape'

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 9:32

Aid workers are investigating reports that at least 60 women have been raped in eastern DR Congo - the latest such incident in what has been called the world's "rape capital".
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DR Congo diplomat's wife 'smuggled cigarettes'

Monday, June 13th 2011, 12:00
related countries: Romania Romania

The wife of a diplomat from the Democratic Republic of Congo is arrested in Romania on suspicion of cigarette smuggling, Romanian prosecutors say.
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Planking it

Monday, June 6th 2011, 9:57

Are lumberjacks threatening future of Congo's rainforests?
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Africa summit debates rainforests

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 22:17
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Representatives of 18 rainforest countries meet in Congo-Brazzaville to strengthen co-operation between the three main forest regions in the world.
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Rwanda genocide fugitive arrested

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 17:06
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide suspect, Bernard Munyagishari, is arrested in eastern DR of Congo after being on the run for 17 years.
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Congo rape study 'questionable'

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 17:24
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A new study on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo is based on out-of-date and questionable figures, a Swedish academic tells the BBC.
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Congo to revamp decrepit railways

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:09
related countries: China China

A $600m (£368m) project to revamp DR Congo's decrepit railways within four years is launched, with the World Bank and China as its principle backers.
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Congo 'gold smugglers' captured

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:30
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Three of DR Congo's most-wanted suspected gold smugglers are charged in a Kenyan court with fraud after their arrest in Nairobi earlier this week.
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DR Congo: '48 rapes every hour'

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

A US report says 48 women and girls are raped every hour in DR Congo, a rate significantly higher than a previous UN estimate.
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Rwanda rebels on trial in Germany

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:59
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Stuttgart

The trial of two Rwandan rebel leaders accused of masterminding atrocities in DR Congo - the first of its kind - starts in Stuttgart in Germany.
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DR Congo boats minister sacked

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 21:31

The transport minister in DR Congo is sacked for failing to prevent a string of boat accidents, as some 100 people are still missing following the latest incident.
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Boat sinks in central DR Congo

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 7:31
related places: Kasai

As many as 100 people are missing after a boat capsizes on the Kasai river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reports say.
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Congo ferry sinks killing dozens

Monday, April 25th 2011, 14:47

A ferry capsizes on Lake Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 38 people, the Red Cross says.
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