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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

UK firm ends Congo tin purchases

Friday, September 18th 2009, 21:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British metals giant AMC suspends tin ore purchases from DR Congo over concerns sales are financing conflict.
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Scale of gorilla poaching exposed

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 15:25
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

An undercover investigation reveals that up to two gorillas are being killed and eaten each week in the Republic of Congo.
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Child mortality drop 'too slow'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 22:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Mortality rates among the world's under-fives fall but Unicef says the decline is too slow, with Nigeria and DR Congo badly hit.
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Zimbabwe sanctions 'should end'

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 10:02
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Southern African leaders call for Zimbabwe sanctions to be lifted, in an apparent show of support for President Robert Mugabe.
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Norwegians face death in Congo

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:46
related countries: Norway Norway

Two Norwegian men are sentenced to death in DR Congo for the murder of a Congolese man in May.
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On the frontline

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 9:30

Helping women give birth in Congo's war zone
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Conflict coltan

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 18:17

Civilian victims of Congo's lucrative mining industry
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Court gives bail to Congo's Bemba

Friday, August 14th 2009, 10:35
related places: Bemba

The war crimes court orders the release of DR Congo's former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba ahead of his war crimes trial.
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Court gives bail to Congo's Bemba

Friday, August 14th 2009, 10:35
related places: Bemba

The war crimes court orders the release of DR Congo's former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba ahead of his war crimes trial.
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Genocide suspect found in Congo

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 17:03
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan genocide suspect is arrested in DR Congo during an operation against Hutu rebels, officials say.
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Clinton demands end to Congo rape

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 15:05

Hillary Clinton demands an end to widespread sexual abuse in war-ravaged DR Congo during a visit to the country.
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Clinton appeal on Congo conflict

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 0:06
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to DR Congo, where she is expected to speak out on the country's brutal civil conflict.
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'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 20:51
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The leaders of Rwanda and DR Congo pledge to boost economic and security ties after a rare meeting on the border.
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Mineral firms 'fuel Congo unrest'

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 0:32

A campaign group says western firms are fuelling violence in DR Congo by failing to check where their minerals come from.
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Congo leader wins disputed poll

Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 19:06
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

The veteran president of Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, wins a new term in office after a disputed poll.
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Swiss court releases Mobutu money

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 19:00
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Swiss court rules that the assets of the former Congolese leader, Mobutu Sese Seko, be returned to his family.
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Congo polls close amid veto call

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 20:49
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Polls close in the Republic of Congo, amid low voter turnout and an opposition boycott based on fraud allegations.
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DR Congo army 'to act over rapes'

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 13:42

The Congolese military says it will punish any soldiers carrying out rapes, following criticism by a rights group.
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DR Congo troops accused of rapes

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 13:54

UN-backed government troops carry out more rapes in DR Congo than rebel groups, rights activists say.
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In pictures

Monday, June 29th 2009, 23:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Congolese fashion show makes South African friends
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'Dozens killed' in DR Congo raids

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 21:47

Dozens of people were killed in attacks over the weekend in the east of the DR Congo, UN agencies say citing local sources.
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DR Congo volcano 'may soon erupt'

Friday, May 8th 2009, 17:20
related places: Goma

Congolese scientists record increased volcanic activity around Goma, half of which was flatten by an eruption in 2002.
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Amnesty law for DR Congo militias

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 15:36

A law granting amnesty to militias in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is passed by parliament.
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Mining a mint in eastern DR Congo

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 11:08

Despite years of political turmoil, Stephen Sackur discovers there are still fortunes to be made in DR Congo.
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Congo ex-rebel 'working with UN'

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 9:34

An indicted war criminal is playing a leading role in the UN's mission in DR Congo, according to documents seen by the BBC.
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Violence on the rise in DR Congo

Friday, April 24th 2009, 17:34

Civilians in eastern DR Congo have been suffering a growing number of attacks, including rape and arson, aid agencies say.
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'Lightning' sparks panic in Congo

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 9:01
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Lightning caused four explosions ahead of talks in Congo capital Brazzaville, the army says.
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Hutu rebel 'hit list' in DR Congo

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 15:19

A Hutu rebel group in DR Congo is said to have drawn up a "hit list" of civilian collaborators.
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Tin can conflict

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 14:38

Congo's rebels and the cans in your cupboard
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Congolese flee widespread unrest

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 16:11

Some 250,000 people in DR Congo flee attacks after an operation to flush out Hutu rebels ends, aid agency Oxfam says.
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Full house

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 8:25

Mental health clinic picking up pieces from Congo conflict
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Sarkozy outlines Congo peace plan

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 17:11
related countries: France France

Nicolas Sarkozy urges a "new momentum" on co-operation in Africa's Great Lakes region in a speech to Congolese MPs.
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