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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

Court orders Congo rebel released

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 16:30

Judges at the International Criminal Court order the accused in its first case - Thomas Lubanga from DR Congo - to be freed but not for at least five days.
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'Thousands flee' Congo offensive

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 10:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda

About 40,000 people have fled their homes in the north-east of DR Congo following an offensive against Ugandan rebels, Oxfam says.
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DR Congo autopsy 'inconclusive'

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:19

An independent autopsy into the death of a human rights activist in DR Congo is unable to establish how he died.
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DR Congo buries fuel inferno dead

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 13:50

Victims of a fuel truck inferno which killed some 230 people in a Democratic Republic of Congo village are buried in mass graves.
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In pictures: DR Congo tanker explosion

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 10:47

At least 230 people were killed when an oil tanker over-turned and exploded, starting a blaze that swept through a village in DR Congo.
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DR Congo buries fuel inferno dead

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 21:31

Victims of a fuel truck inferno which killed some 230 people in a Democratic Republic of Congo village are buried in mass graves.
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DR Congo tanker fire 'kills 220'

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 18:52

At least 220 people are killed after an oil tanker explodes and sets fire to a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Debt relief agreed for DR Congo

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 1:18

DR Congo is to receive billions in debt relief from the IMF and World Bank, as it marks 50 years of independence.
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Congo chaos

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 16:04

Much to celebrate after 50 years of independent rule?
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Birthday snaps

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 14:14

Rare insight into life in Congo 50 years after independence
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'Death toll rises' in Congo crash

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 8:44
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

More than 75 people have been killed in a train crash in Congo, south-west of the capital Brazzaville, rail officials say.
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'Sixty dead' in Congo train crash

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 1:23
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

About 60 people have been killed in a train crash in the south of Congo-Brazzaville, railway officials say.
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Mining chiefs missing in Africa

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 17:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Cameroon Cameroon

Fears grow for the safety of Australian mining executives after their plane goes missing between Cameroon and Congo.
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DR Congo execution for Norwegians

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 15:50

Two Norwegians who had their death sentences overturned in April are again sentenced to death in DR Congo.
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Congo concern over arson attack

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Congolese ambassador to the UK tells the BBC opposition activists may have been behind an arson attack on his London home.
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DR Congo police chief suspended

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 8:42

The head of police in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been suspended following the death of an activist, officials say.
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Congo activist death probe call

Friday, June 4th 2010, 15:04

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an independent investigation in DR Congo into the death of human rights activist Floribert Chebeya.
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DR Congo activist discovered dead

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 10:37

Congolese rights activist Floribert Chebeya is found dead in his car after having been summoned to a meeting with the police chief.
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UN to reduce DR Congo peace force

Friday, May 28th 2010, 15:48

The UN Security Council authorises the withdrawal of up to 2,000 peacekeepers from the African state by 30 June.
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Unstable giant

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 18:11

How DR Congo may cope without UN peacekeepers
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DR Congo landslide: '54' killed

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 16:34

Families left homeless by a landslide on the slopes of a volcano which left 54 people missing in DR Congo will be relocated, the UN says.
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Death sentences over Congo attack

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 9:22

Eleven members of a Congolese militia which seized an airport and fought UN and government forces are given death sentences.
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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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