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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

Court hears of Bemba 'war crimes'

Monday, January 12th 2009, 14:55
related places: Bemba

War crimes judges start hearing evidence against a militia led by Congolese ex-Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba.
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Rwanda's army chief in DR Congo

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 17:40
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The head of Rwanda's army and a UN mediator meet the DR Congo leader to discuss resolving the conflict in the east.
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Congo rebels back 'ousted' chief

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 17:14

Rebel commanders in eastern DR Congo pledge loyalty to Gen Nkunda after claims he had been toppled.
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Ebola alert shuts Angolan border

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 5:05
related countries: Angola Angola

Angola closes its borders with DR Congo to stem the spread of the deadly virus Ebola.
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DR Congo rebels 'oust Gen Nkunda'

Monday, January 5th 2009, 21:51

Officers in eastern DR Congo's main rebel group say they have ousted leader Gen Laurent Nkunda - a claim he denies.
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Christmas massacres 'kill 400'

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 12:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Some 400 Congolese have been killed by Ugandan rebels since Christmas, an aid agency says.
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Ugandan LRA 'in church massacre'

Monday, December 29th 2008, 16:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's army accuses LRA rebels of hacking to death 45 civilians in a church in DR Congo.
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Ebola death toll up in DR Congo

Monday, December 29th 2008, 13:48

Eleven people have now died in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo province of West Kasai, say aid workers.
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New mandate for DR Congo UN force

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 3:54

The UN extends the mandate of its peacekeeping force in DR Congo, boosting its powers to protect civilians.
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Uganda 'strikes LRA rebel camps'

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 12:08
related countries: Uganda Uganda

More than 70% of Ugandan rebel camps in northern DR Congo have been destroyed in an offensive, Uganda's government says.
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Armies 'strike at Uganda rebels'

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 17:59
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda, DR Congo and Sudan launch a joint strike against LRA rebels.
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Rwandan aide 'backs Congo rebels'

Friday, December 12th 2008, 22:45
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

An advisor to Rwandan President Paul Kagame plays a role in financing Tutsi rebels in eastern DR Congo, says a UN report.
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DR Congo rebels 'stalling talks'

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:56

Rebel delegates at talks to end the DR Congo conflict are too junior, the UN mediator says.
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UN 'accuses Rwanda and DR Congo'

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 3:20
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda and DR Congo have both been directly helping rebels fighting in eastern DR Congo, says a draft UN report.
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EU split on Congo troop mission

Monday, December 8th 2008, 16:47

European foreign ministers have been unable to agree over calls to send troops to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ugly scars of war in DR Congo

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 11:54

David Loyn visits a village in the Democratic Republic of Congo where rival armies have been snatching children to fight for them.
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Congo agrees to rebel peace talks

Friday, December 5th 2008, 18:35
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The DR Congo government says it will meet Tutsi rebels for the first time on Monday and agrees to tackle Rwandan militias.
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British doctor performs amputation in DR Congo by text

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo performs a life-saving amputation using text message instructions from a colleague.
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British doctor performs amputation in DR Congo by text

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 0:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo performs a life-saving amputation using text message instructions from a colleague.
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Alternative view

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 0:32

DR Congo students with HIV get busy with cameras
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Congo rebel chief threatens 'war'

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 22:11

Rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda threatens war unless the government of DR Congo holds talks after months of conflict.
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Congo front line camps moved

Friday, November 28th 2008, 14:40

The UN starts to move thousands of refugees from camps near the front line in eastern DR Congo.
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Congolese flee rebels for Uganda

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 15:44

Some 13,000 Congolese have fled into Uganda from a rebel advance in just two days, the UN says.
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Don't send Indians, says DR Congo

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 17:28
related countries: India India

DR Congo asks the UN not to send any more Indian peacekeeping troops to the troubled east of the country.
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Congo leaders 'killed opponents'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 13:03

A rights group accuses the DR Congo government of using violence to eliminate hundreds of opponents since the 2006 polls.
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UN head outlines DR Congo 'abuse'

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 10:57

All sides in the DR Congo conflict have committed mass killings, rape and torture, the UN secretary general says.
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UN peacekeepers attacked in Congo

Monday, November 24th 2008, 12:15

Civilians in eastern DR Congo stone a UN convoy after it was stopped by soldiers searching for rebels.
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DR Congo rebel rallies support

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 16:02

Rebel leader Laurent Nkunda tells a rally in eastern DR Congo it is safe for displaced people to return to their homes.
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'Elite troops' needed in DR Congo

Friday, November 21st 2008, 12:55

The 3,000 extra UN troops being sent to DR Congo must be elite soldiers from Europe, the UN's ex-peacekeeping chief says.
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UN agrees DR Congo troop increase

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 16:49

The UN Security Council votes to send 3,000 more troops to DR Congo following recent fighting.
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Rewriting history

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 11:58

How Congolese rebels are changing life under their rule
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UK charities launch Congo appeal

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 10:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's leading charities launch an appeal for money to help victims of the turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DRC rebels pull out to let aid in

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 22:13

Rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo withdraw from two fronts north of Goma, as promised, to let aid in.
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