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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

iPhone app to help rare gorillas in DR Congo

Monday, May 17th 2010, 14:39

A mobile phone application is launched to help protect critically endangered mountain gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ugandan refinery opens for gold

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 14:46
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's first gold refinery opens to process gold mainly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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'LRA massacre' in DR Congo

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 3:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan rebel fighters massacred up to 100 people in a village in DR Congo, a top UN official says.
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UN warns on early Congo pull-out

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 0:12

The UN's chief humanitarian official warns against a premature pull-out of troops from Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo mission for top UN man

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 22:59

The UN's chief humanitarian official flies into the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo as thousands flee their homes.
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DR Congo is world 'rape capital'

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 16:50

The DR Congo is "the rape capital of the world", a senior UN official says urging the Security Council to take action.
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Bid to ban 'racist' Tintin book

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 9:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A Congolese man tries to have a controversial Tintin book banned in the cartoon star's home of Belgium.
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Congo overturns Norway executions

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 14:23
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A DR Congo court overturns death sentences on two Norwegians convicted of murder and orders a retrial.
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In pictures

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 10:56

How special stoves are saving the lives of Congo's women
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In pictures

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 10:56

How special stoves are saving the lives of Congo's women
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DR Congo army 'killed civilians'

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 12:35

The army in DR Congo killed at least 11 civilians as it retook an airport from a rebel group earlier this month, a human rights group says.
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DR Congo rebels free aid workers

Friday, April 16th 2010, 15:41

Eight Red Cross workers held hostage in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week have been released unharmed.
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DR Congo rape crisis 'spreading'

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 1:42

The widespread problem of gang rape in DR Congo continues and is spreading into civilian life, an Oxfam report says.
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DR Congo rebels seize aid workers

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 12:45

Eight Red Cross workers have been kidnapped in eastern DR Congo by rebels, the aid group says.
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Troops retake airport in DR Congo

Monday, April 5th 2010, 15:43
related places: Mbandaka

A joint operation by DR Congo troops and UN peacekeepers seizes control of Mbandaka airport from a local militia.
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UN workers killed in DR Congo raid

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 20:55

Militants kill two United Nations workers in Democratic Republic of Congo's restive north-west.
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LRA rebels deny DR Congo massacre

Monday, March 29th 2010, 9:51

A spokesman for the LRA rebels says its fighters did not carry out the massacre of 321 people in DR Congo.
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UN call for new DR Congo strategy

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 23:18

The head of the UN mission in DR Congo says new measures are needed to stop massacres by the Lord's Resistance Army.
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DR Congo rebel massacre uncovered

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 0:48

Evidence of the massacre of at least 321 people by the Lord's Resistance Army in DR Congo is uncovered by the BBC.
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DR Congo mines 'hit by extortion'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 1:00

Former rebels in DR Congo, now in the army, are running mafia-style extortion rackets in mines, campaigners say.
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UN discussing DR Congo withdrawal

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 10:28

The UN says it is discussing gradually withdrawing troops from its largest peacekeeping mission, in DR Congo.
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DR Congo officer accused of abuse

Monday, March 1st 2010, 22:59

Human rights groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo lodge a formal complaint against a senior army officer.
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Nkunda seeks end to Rwanda arrest

Monday, March 1st 2010, 16:57
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Congolese rebel chief Laurent Nkunda goes to court in a bid to end 14 months of house arrest in Rwanda.
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S Africa seizes 'N Korea weapons'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, North Korea North Korea, South Africa South Africa

South Africa confirms it seized banned military equipment on a ship sailing from North Korea to the Republic of Congo.
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Child 'witch'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 8:35

Congo boy tells how his mother tried to kill him
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In pictures

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 7:42

DR Congo faces a battle on its western front
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Congo war deaths 'exaggerated'

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 18:51

The number of people killed in a decade of war in DR Congo may be half of the accepted toll of 5.4m, a study suggests.
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Poor DR Congo offers aid to Haiti

Monday, January 18th 2010, 17:39
related countries: Haiti Haiti

DR Congo, beset by poverty and conflict, announces $2.5m of aid to help Haiti cope with a devastating earthquake.
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Volcano erupts in eastern Congo

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 14:56

Lava from an erupting volcano in a sparsely populated area of DR Congo threatens rare chimpanzees, officials say.
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UN ends criticised Congo campaign

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 23:01

The UN envoy to DR Congo says a controversial anti-rebel offensive will be concluded at the end of this month.
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UN urged to drop DR Congo troops

Monday, December 14th 2009, 1:57
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Campaign group Human Rights Watch urges the UN to stop supporting a DR Congo campaign against Rwandan rebels.
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DR Congo stays Norway executions

Friday, December 4th 2009, 16:17
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway says it has been assured that two Norwegian nationals held in DR Congo will not be executed.
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