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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

'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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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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