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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

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A new study on rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo is based on out-of-date and questionable figures, a Swedish academic tells the BBC.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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VIDEO: Violence simmering in DR Congo

Monday, April 11th 2011, 5:13
related countries: France France

French forces, alongside UN troops, are playing a leading role in keeping the peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Fatal UN plane crash in DR Congo

Monday, April 4th 2011, 21:18
related places: Kinshasa

A United Nations plane crashes on landing at Kinshasa airport in DR Congo killing 32 of 33 people on board, the UN says.
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Deadly cargo plane crash in Congo

Monday, March 21st 2011, 22:10

At least 16 people are killed as a cargo plane crashes in a residential area of Congo's economic capital, Pointe-Noire.
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Congo blocks oil search in park

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

DR Congo rejects a bid by the UK's Soco International to search for oil in the famous Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.
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DR Congo lifts mining ban in east

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 12:02

A ban on mining in the east of DR Congo imposed six months ago is being lifted after successful operations against militias, the mining minister says.
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Mass arrests for Congo 'coup bid'

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 11:35

Police in DR Congo parade 126 people, and weapons, they accuse of links to last month's "coup bid" against President Joseph Kabila.
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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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