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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

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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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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