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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

Lubanga trial will resume at ICC

Friday, October 8th 2010, 15:13

The trial of Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga should resume after a three-month suspension, the International Criminal Court's appeals body rules.
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DR Congo arrest over mass rapes

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 8:24

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo arrest a Mai Mai rebel leader over the mass rape of hundreds of civilians in the east of the country.
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Kabila critic's 'suicide' doubted

Monday, October 4th 2010, 15:51

Relatives and activists reject suggestions that a man arrested for throwing stones at DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's convoy had committed suicide.
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Congo killings 'may be genocide'

Friday, October 1st 2010, 21:27
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A UN report on killings in DR Congo in the 1990s says Rwandan forces took part in attacks on Hutu civilians which could constitute "crimes of genocide".
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Congo killings 'may be genocide'

Friday, October 1st 2010, 16:12
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Uganda Uganda

A UN report on killings in DR Congo in the 1990s says Rwandan forces took part in attacks on Hutu civilians which could constitute "crimes of genocide".
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Congo sex abuse victims to speak

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 6:52

A UN panel is to start hearing from victims of sexual abuse in Democratic Republic of Congo after a horrific incident of mass rape.
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DR Congo mass rapes 'defy belief'

Friday, September 24th 2010, 15:52

A senior UN official says the systematic rapes of some 300 people over four days in DR Congo "defy belief", as a preliminary UN report is released.
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Up in smoke

Monday, September 13th 2010, 23:03

Volcano extinguishes slim pension hopes in Congo
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DR Congo bans 'conflict mining'

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 21:27

President Kabila bans mining in three provinces of DR Congo to allow the government to tackle a "mafia" controlling the trade.
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UN 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 18:31

UN peacekeepers "failed" the victims of mass rape in eastern DR Congo, a senior UN official has said.
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UN 'failed' DR Congo rape victims

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 1:13

A senior UN official says its peacekeepers failed the victims of mass rape in DR Congo, with the numbers affected double the previous estimate.
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'Many dead' in DR Congo accidents

Monday, September 6th 2010, 6:53

Many people are feared dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo after two boats capsize in separate incidents.
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DR Congo 'genocide' file delayed

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 15:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The UN postpones the release of a draft report that accuses the Rwandan army of possible genocide in DR Congo till next month.
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DR Congo rape numbers rise to 240

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 9:27

Some 240 women, girls and babies may have been raped after rebels seized a town in DR Congo, the UN says.
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Congo killings 'may be genocide'

Friday, August 27th 2010, 16:28
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Killings by the Rwandan army and allied rebels in Zaire and DR Congo in the 1990s could be classified as genocide, a draft UN report says.
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UN urges action over Congo rapes

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 20:27

The UN has said everything possible must be done to prevent atrocities like the recent rape of more than 150 women and children in DR Congo.
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UN urges action over Congo rapes

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 18:17

The UN says more must be done to prevent such "atrocities" as a recent mass rape in DR Congo, and criticises peacekeepers' failure to act.
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UN 'did not know' of Congo rapes

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 23:08

A senior UN official says peacekeepers could not have stopped a mass rape in DR Congo because they were not told it was happening.
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DR Congo 'mass rape' investigated

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 22:34

Claims that rebel fighters raped more that 150 women and baby boys in DR Congo are to be investigated, the UN says.
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Indian troops killed in DR Congo

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 11:49
related countries: India India

Rebels kill three Indian peacekeepers in a night-time ambush at a base in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo boat sinking 'kills 140'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:32

About 140 people are feared dead as a boat capsizes on a river in the western Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo boat sinking 'kills 140'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:32

About 140 people are feared dead as a boat capsizes on a river in the western Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Court action over Congo minerals

Monday, July 26th 2010, 17:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Legal action has been launched against the UK government for allegedly failing to refer companies trading in Congo "conflict minerals" for UN sanctions.
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Court suspends Lubanga's release

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 17:41
related places: Lubanga

The International Criminal Court suspends the release of the accused in its first case - Thomas Lubanga from DR Congo - until judges rule on appeal.
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DR Congo mine to displace 15,000

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 13:17

Mining firm Randgold says it is to begin mining Africa's largest undeveloped gold deposit, but will have to move 15,000 villagers in eastern DR Congo.
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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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