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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

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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DR Congo deports genocide suspect

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 18:36
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A Rwandan ex-mayor accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide is sent to a UN tribunal from DR Congo.
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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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