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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

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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Congolese flee new Hutu attacks

Friday, March 20th 2009, 15:12

Some 30,000 people in DR Congo flee raids by Hutu militias, which were supposed to have been wiped out, the UN says.
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Ugandan army begins Congo pullout

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 18:00
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda begins withdrawing soldiers sent to the Democratic Republic of Congo to pursue Lord's Resistance Army rebels.
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DR Congo lift African trophy

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 12:01
related countries: Ghana Ghana

DR Congo beat Ghana 2-0 to win the inaugural African Nations Championship - their first continental title for 35 years.
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Uganda to continue Congo LRA hunt

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 15:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda says DR Congo has agreed to let its troops continue their mission against LRA rebels on its territory.
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LRA man 'captured in Congo park'

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 17:13
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's military says it has captured a Lord's Resistance Army commander in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Rebels 'retake DR Congo positions'

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 23:40
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kinshasa

The UN says Hutu rebels retake positions in eastern DR Congo after a Rwandan withdrawal, but Kinshasa denies the claim.
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Under strain

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 18:07
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kinshasa

Pressure grows in Kinshasa to end Uganda mission
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Surrogate armies

Friday, February 27th 2009, 8:17

DR Congo's military lets foreign soldiers do its job
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Rwanda withdraws troops from Congo

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 16:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Thousands of Rwandan troops start to leave DR Congo five weeks after they entered to attack Hutu rebels.
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Congo Hutu gunmen 'on rampage'

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 18:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan Hutu militia being hunted by a joint Congo-Rwanda force is increasing attacks on civilians, officials say.
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Call for more UN troops in Congo

Monday, February 16th 2009, 16:11
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UN should send more troops to north DR Congo to halt attacks on civilians by Ugandan rebels, Human Rights Watch says.
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Uganda army 'to stay in DR Congo'

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 15:55

Uganda says DR Congo will allow its army to continue operations against Lord's Resistance Army rebels in the country.
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Hutu rebels killed in Congo raid

Friday, February 13th 2009, 13:40
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

At least 40 Rwandan Hutu rebels are killed during an air raid in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
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Push on LRA rebels 'catastrophic'

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 11:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

An offensive against Ugandan rebels in DR Congo has been "catastrophic" for civilians, a senior UN official says.
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High stakes

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 1:41

Rwandans enter DR Congo to help flush out former allies
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Witness 'trained child soldiers'

Friday, January 30th 2009, 18:58

A court in hears testimony from a man who says he trained child soldiers in DR Congo for warlord Thomas Lubanga.
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