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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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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Rwandan soldiers enter DR Congo

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 16:46
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan troops enter eastern DR Congo for a joint operation with Congolese forces against a Rwandan Hutu militia.
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DR Congo cancels timber contracts

Monday, January 19th 2009, 20:55

The DR Congo government cancels nearly 60% of contracts to cut timber in the world's second-largest tropical rainforest.
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LRA rebels 'torch crowded church'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 12:35
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's rebel Lord's Resistance Army reportedly sets fire to a crowded church in DR Congo.
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DR Congo rebel faction ends fight

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 9:08
related places: Some

A dissident faction of the main Tutsi rebel group in DR Congo lays down its weapons.
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DR Congo doctor is 'top African'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 11:57
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Congolese doctor is awarded the first African of the Year by a Nigerian paper for his work for rape victims.
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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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