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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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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DR Congo warlord witness retracts

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 22:10

The first witness at the war crimes trial of a Congolese warlord retracts his testimony.
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UN to back attack on Congo rebels

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 9:51

The UN mission to DR Congo says it will provide support to the Congo-Rwanda operation against Hutu rebels in the country.
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Congo war crimes trial 'unfair'

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 15:03

The war crimes trial against former Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is "prejudicial", his lawyer tells the court.
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DR Congo gorilla numbers up 12.5%

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 9:38

DR CongoÂ’s population of mountain gorillas rises by 12.5% in two and a half years, a census shows.
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Good news for DR Congo mountain gorillas, as numbers start to grow

Monday, January 26th 2009, 23:48

The population of threatened mountain gorillas is eastern DR Congo is now growing, local officials say.
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Congo warlord denies war crimes

Monday, January 26th 2009, 17:53

A militia leader pleads not guilty to using child soldiers in DR Congo, in the first case before a permanent war crimes court.
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First steps

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 23:56

War crimes trial begins road to justice in Congo
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Congo wary

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 17:31
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Joy but doubts over Rwandan U-turn on rebel general
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Nine dead in Congo rebel drive

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 3:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Congo's army says nine Rwandan Hutu rebels are killed in the east as a joint campaign with Rwandan soldiers is stepped up.
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DR Congo seeks Nkunda extradition

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 21:26
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

DR Congo seeks the extradition of rebel leader Laurent Nkunda after his capture by neighbouring Rwanda.
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Rwanda arrests Congo rebel leader

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 9:39

Gen Nkunda, leader of the main rebel group in DR Congo, is arrested in Rwanda after fleeing a joint operation against him.
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DR Congo warning on Rwanda troops

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 15:27
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Inviting Rwandan troops into east DR Congo carries a "high risk of collateral damage", the parliamentary speaker warns.
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Greased palms

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 0:05

Culture of kleptocracy drags DR Congo to ruin
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Congo troops bar UN and aid staff

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 16:55
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Congolese soldiers bar UN and aid staff from an area where an operation with Rwandan troops is ongoing against a Hutu militia.
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