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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

Poor DR Congo offers aid to Haiti

Monday, January 18th 2010, 17:39
related countries: Haiti Haiti

DR Congo, beset by poverty and conflict, announces $2.5m of aid to help Haiti cope with a devastating earthquake.
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Volcano erupts in eastern Congo

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 14:56

Lava from an erupting volcano in a sparsely populated area of DR Congo threatens rare chimpanzees, officials say.
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UN ends criticised Congo campaign

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 23:01

The UN envoy to DR Congo says a controversial anti-rebel offensive will be concluded at the end of this month.
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UN urged to drop DR Congo troops

Monday, December 14th 2009, 1:57
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Campaign group Human Rights Watch urges the UN to stop supporting a DR Congo campaign against Rwandan rebels.
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DR Congo stays Norway executions

Friday, December 4th 2009, 16:17
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway says it has been assured that two Norwegian nationals held in DR Congo will not be executed.
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Norway pair lose DR Congo appeal

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 17:58

A military court in DR Congo rejects an appeal by two Norwegians against a death sentence for murder and spying.
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ICC revokes bail on Congo's Bemba

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 9:46
related places: Bemba

War crimes judges revoke the bail of DR Congo's former Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, months after freeing him.
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Congo boat sinking leaves 73 dead

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 20:33

A boat accident on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo leaves at least 73 people dead, Red Cross officials say.
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UN's Congo policies 'must change'

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 19:04

Rights groups say the UN must change its policies in DR Congo, after a leaked report claims violence there is worsening.
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UN-DR Congo rebel fight 'failing'

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 16:18
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

UN-backed forces are failing to stop Rwandan-Hutu rebels in eastern DR Congo, a report seen by the BBC reveals.
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Congo 'warlords' deny atrocities

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 18:46

Two alleged Congolese militia leaders plead not guilty to war crimes and crimes against humanity in The Hague.
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Enabling rhythms

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 17:42

Congo band shines despite disability and poverty
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'Many flee' Congo fishing clashes

Friday, November 20th 2009, 15:41

More than 50,000 people flee DR Congo amid deadly ethnic clashes over fishing rights in the north-west, the UN says.
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The long arm

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 13:30

Is this feared militia in DR Congo run from Europe?
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Germany arrests top Rwanda rebels

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 17:52
related countries: Germany Germany, Rwanda Rwanda

German police arrest two leaders of the Rwandan Hutu FDLR militia on suspicion of crimes against humanity in DR Congo.
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Congo gold 'still funding' rebels

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 7:08

A senior UN official tells the BBC sanctions breaking is still rife in DR Congo, with rebels using smuggled gold to fund arms.
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Behind rebel lines

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 12:34

Pictures of how Congo's militias take on army might
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Behind rebel lines

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 12:34

Pictures of how Congo's militias take on army might
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Congo rebel fight 'must continue'

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 11:54
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The UN envoy to DR Congo urges support for the government in its battle with Rwandan rebels, despite accusations of abuses.
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DR Congo army 'used aid as bait'

Friday, November 6th 2009, 17:51

The DR Congo army has been using measles vaccination clinics as "bait" to attack civilians, an aid agency says.
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LRA rebel surrenders in Congo

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 13:03
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Charles Arop, believed to be behind a brutal attack last Christmas, hands himself in to the Ugandan military.
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DR Congo criticises UN army snub

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 10:38

The UN was wrong to withdraw support from Congolese troops over claims soldiers had killed civilians, a minister says.
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UN drops Congo army over killings

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 11:55

UN peacekeepers in DR Congo are to stop working with some army units after the killing of 62 civilians.
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France halts African leaders case

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 13:26
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea, France France, Gabon Gabon

A French appeals court halts an embezzlement case against the leaders of Congo and Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon's ex-leader.
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Congo hits back in Mandela war of words

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 12:17

Claims that the Congolese president's biography falsely attributed a foreword to Nelson Mandela are angrily denied.
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Anger over 'fake' Mandela praise

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 9:12

Nelson Mandela denies writing words of praise in a foreword to Congolese leader Denis Sassou-Nguesso's book.
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SA farmers to rent land in Congo

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 17:41
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, South Africa South Africa

The Republic of Congo signs an agreement to lease 200,000 hectares of land to South African farmers.
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Congo troops 'massacred refugees'

Friday, October 16th 2009, 10:18

The DR Congo army shot and beat to death about 50 Rwandans in April and burnt their refugee camp, a UN investigator says.
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Rebel raids 'spreading in Congo'

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 13:56

The situation in DR Congo where Lord's Resistance Army rebels operate is getting worse, MSF says.
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Congo and Angola 'end expulsions'

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 12:55
related countries: Angola Angola

DR Congo and Angola agree to end a spate of deportations of each other's citizens, a minister tells the BBC.
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UN criticised on Congo offensive

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 12:30

UN peacekeepers are criticised for supporting a government military offensive in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Downturn grounds Congo ministers

Friday, October 9th 2009, 12:03

Congo's president bans ministers and other top officials from foreign trips because of the economic downturn.
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