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DR Congo unrest as Mazembe lose

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 1:47
related places: Mazembe

Police fire shots to disperse disgruntled fans in DR Congo, after TP Mazembe lose 3-0 to Inter Milan in the Club World Cup final.
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Congo army denies rebel comeback

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 12:13

The army in the DR Congo rejects the findings of a UN report that rebel forces of the CNDP and FNL are regrouping in the east.
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DR Congo army 'worsens conflict'

Monday, November 29th 2010, 16:58

A UN report says criminal networks in the DR Congo army are a major cause of insecurity and conflict in the east of the country.
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'Rape robbed me of my humanity'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 18:06

In a country where homosexuality is taboo, Newsnight hears rare testimony from a man who was raped by soldiers while he was walking to his farm in DR Congo.
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Opening day

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 22:24

Congolese ex-Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba goes on trial
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Bemba denies war crimes charges

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 17:55

DR Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba goes on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, as the ex-guerrilla leader pleads not guilty to war crimes.
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Ex DR Congo rebel leader trial begins

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 3:42

The former Congolese rebel leader, Jean Pierre Bemba, is to go on trial in The Hague.
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Mass break-out at Congolese jail

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 17:03

An estimated 200 prisoners in DR Congo escape from a jail in the remote north-west during a hearing to reduce the backlog of defendants awaiting trial.
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Paris Club cancels DR Congo debt

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:30
related countries: France France

The Paris Club of creditor nations cancels $7.35bn of debt owed by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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Police 'killed DR Congo activist'

Friday, November 12th 2010, 12:04

The trial starts of eight officers charged with the murder of prominent human rights activist Floribert Chebeya in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo polio sparks mass vaccines

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 16:38

International aid agencies plan to immunise three million in central Africa against polio after an outbreak kills more than 100 people.
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Deadly outbreak of polio in Congo

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 20:03
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

An outbreak of polio in Congo-Brazzaville has killed more than 100 people and paralysed hundreds, health authorities say
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Congo general 'profits from gold'

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 16:09

A senior officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo has used the military to illegally profit from a gold mine, sources tell the BBC.
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ICC to proceed with Bemba trial

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 11:26
related places: Bemba

The International Criminal Court agrees to pursue the war crimes trial of DR Congo's former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, dismissing an appeal.
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DR Congo women in anti-rape march

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 18:02

The Democratic Republic of Congo's first lady leads thousands of women on a march against sexual violence.
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DRC troops 'in rapes and murders'

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 23:01

The UN says government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo might have committed rapes and murders in an area recently attacked by rebels.
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BBC hears Congo murder testimony

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 16:48

The BBC obtains first hand testimony about a recent political assassination in DR Congo, allegedly by troops loyal a former rebel wanted for war crimes.
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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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