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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

DR Congo threatens war on rebels

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 19:35

The head of the DR Congo army says he has given up all hope of a peaceful solution to the conflict in the east.
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Children released from DRC rebels

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 4:57

Unicef says 232 children have been freed from a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Thousands flee fresh DRC violence

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 12:55

Some 28,000 refugees flee camps in DR Congo after rebels attack nearby army positions, the UN says.
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DR Congo Hutu plan 'won't work'

Monday, November 12th 2007, 17:24
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Hutu rebels say there should be negotiations after Rwanda and DR Congo agree a deal to disarm them.
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Congo arrests after toxic dumping

Friday, November 9th 2007, 19:09

Six people have been arrested in DR Congo for allegedly dumping radioactive minerals into a river, officials say.
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DR Congo militia chief surrenders

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 18:29

A key militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo surrenders to UN peacekeepers.
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Dozens killed in DR Congo floods

Saturday, October 27th 2007, 4:02
related places: Kinshasa

At least 30 people die in flooding in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Kabila seeks US help for DRC army

Friday, October 26th 2007, 10:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Possible US help for DR Congo's army will be discussed when the two countries leaders meet in Washington.
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Congo general to surrender men

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 17:46

A renegade general in DR Congo says he will integrate 500 of his fighters into the army as a gesture of goodwill.
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Uganda rebels claim 'not split'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 16:29
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A spokesman denies Uganda's northern rebels have split as the UN says a top commander surrenders in DR Congo.
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UN 'slow' to stop DRC abuses

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 13:41

Human Rights Watch says fighters in the DR Congo are committing rape and murder and the UN is "slow" to react.
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Congo refugees flee to Uganda

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 15:43
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UNHCR says thousands of refugees are fleeing DR Congo and crossing into Uganda amid renewed fighting
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Congo warlord appears before ICC

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 14:32

Congolese warlord Germain Katanga faces the International Criminal Court, the second suspect to do so.
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DR Congo Mai Mai refuse to disarm

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 8:32

A pro-government militia in DR Congo rejects an army ultimatum to disarm, amid a deepening humanitarian crisis.
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Thousands flee Congo clashes

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 20:26

Thousands of people flee fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo amid fears of a humanitarian crisis.
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Congo rebel leader denies losses

Saturday, October 20th 2007, 11:39

DR Congo rebel leader Laurent Nkunda has dismisses a claim that over 1,000 of his men had defected.
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Congo warlord flown to The Hague

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 17:21

A DR Congo militia leader is flown to The Hague where he is to face charges of war crimes.
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DR Congo 'to disarm Hutu rebels'

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 17:16

DR Congo's president says he has drawn up a plan to disarm Hutu militias in a bid to end the crisis in the east.
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DR Congo rebel deadline extended

Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 9:28

Rebel soldiers in the DR Congo are given an extension to a deadline to surrender or join the army.
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UN urges DR Congo rebels to quit

Monday, October 15th 2007, 22:25

The head of the UN force in DR Congo urges rebel soldiers to rejoin the army as the government threatens action.
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DR Congo deadline set to expire

Monday, October 15th 2007, 11:28

Congo troops move nearer the stronghold of rebel Gen Nkunda, who vows to ignore a deadline to disband.
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DR Congo army moves on rebel HQ

Friday, October 12th 2007, 19:08

The DR Congo army is moving against a renegade general's HQ days ahead of a deadline for him to cease hostilities.
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DR Congo rebel in ceasefire plea

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 9:54

A rogue general in DR Congo calls for a new ceasefire in the east to protect people displaced by recent battles.
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DR Congo rebels lose vital town

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 21:07

Fighters loyal to a dissident general withdraw from a Congolese town after heavy fighting, the UN says.
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DR Congo battle restricts aid

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 15:17

Aid agencies in eastern DR Congo struggle to help thousands of civilians fleeing heavy fighting.
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DR Congo ceasefire 'abandoned'

Monday, October 8th 2007, 15:04

A DR Congo rebel commander says the fragile truce in the east is over and his men will "actively defend themselves".
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Logging with care in Congo

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 11:00

John James finds rainforest tribes are being armed with satellite technology to map and protect their homes.
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DRC minister sacked after crash

Friday, October 5th 2007, 19:39

The DR Congo's transport minister is sacked after a plane crashed in the capital killing more than 50 people.
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DR Congo plane crash 'kills many'

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 20:49

A plane crashes into a busy market area in the capital of DR Congo, killing passengers and people on the ground.
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DR Congo Hutu front 'helps' army

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 12:38

Congolese Mai Mai and Hutu rebels tell the BBC they are working with the DR Congo army, despite denials.
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Rebel 'breaks' DR Congo ceasefire

Monday, September 24th 2007, 20:10

A DR Congo rebel commander breaks a fragile truce by attacking troops, the United Nations report.
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Congolese flee renegade general

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 17:28

Some 4,000 people arrive at a UN camp in the eastern DR Congo, many fleeing rebel forces, UN officials say.
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