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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

Fears over Congo elephant killing

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 11:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The killing of rare elephants in DR Congo may be linked to South Africa lifting its culling ban, a conservationist says.
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Rebuilding lives in DR Congo

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 12:26

Mike Thomson returns to DR Congo to visit Zawadi, a young mother with a remarkable story of survival.
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ICC seeks Congo's 'Terminator'

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 10:55

A Congolese warlord known as "the Terminator" is being sought for recruiting child soldiers, the ICC reveals.
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UN defends DR Congo probe

Monday, April 28th 2008, 22:30

The head of United Nations operations in DR Congo defends the UN over claims that its troops armed militias.
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UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels'

Monday, April 28th 2008, 9:06

The BBC uncovers new evidence of Pakistani and Indian peacekeepers in Africa collaborating with rebels.
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New fighting stops DR Congo aid

Friday, April 25th 2008, 10:18

Fighting in eastern DR Congo forces the UN refugee agency to suspend aid to displaced people.
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Biggest dam project planned

Monday, April 21st 2008, 14:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Plans for the world's most powerful hydro-electric dam project in DR Congo are being discussed in London.
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DR Congo villages 'discovered'

Friday, April 18th 2008, 17:01

Unrecorded DR Congo villages are discovered by communities mapping their areas using GPS units.
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DR Congo plane crash toll climbs

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 14:51

At least 40 people are found dead in the wreckage of a jet that crashed in DR Congo on Tuesday.
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Airliner hits houses in DR Congo

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 1:58
related places: Goma

At least 21 people die and scores are injured when an airliner ploughs into buildings while taking off in DR Congo.
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DR Congo bans sect after clashes

Saturday, March 22nd 2008, 14:36

The Democratic Republic of Congo bans a separatist religious sect after attacking its western strongholds.
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Mining deals cancelled in Congo

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 18:29

DR Congo cancels "many" mining contracts and is to renegotiate others after a review into the deals.
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Ranger held over gorilla killings

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 12:54

A wildlife park official in DR Congo is arrested amid claims he orchestrated the killing of a group of mountain gorillas.
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Deadly clashes in west DR Congo

Sunday, March 16th 2008, 15:32

At least 68 people are killed in clashes between a religious sect and police in the west of DR Congo.
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Moves under way to save gorillas

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo are launching a project to improve security for the great apes.
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Violence at DR Congo camp

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 1:18

A clash between soldiers and former rebel fighters at a military base in southern DR Congo injures 27.
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DR Congo warlord due in The Hague

Monday, February 11th 2008, 8:55

A former Congolese rebel leader is to appear in court in The Hague on war crimes allegations.
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Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes

Sunday, February 3rd 2008, 22:37
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

At least 39 people die and hundreds are injured in a series of earthquakes in Africa's Great Lakes region.
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Hundred feared dead in Congo lake

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 7:59

At least 100 passengers are feared dead as a boat sinks off the shore of the DR Congo on Lake Tanganyika.
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Eastern Congo peace deal signed

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 17:07

Armed militias and DR Congo's government sign a peace pact aimed at ending years of conflict in the east.
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DR Congo peace talks stall again

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 22:04

Talks between the DR Congo government and armed groups to sign a peace deal stall for a second day.
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East DR Congo peace deal 'agreed'

Monday, January 21st 2008, 13:26

A peace deal for eastern DR Congo may be signed on Tuesday, as rebels and the government reach agreement.
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Rebels resume Congo peace talks

Friday, January 11th 2008, 8:51

Delegates of rebel DR Congo General Laurent Nkunda return to peace talks, hours after walking out.
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Rebels attend Congo peace talks

Monday, January 7th 2008, 14:04

Delegates of rebel General Laurent Nkunda arrive at a peace conference on the war in the east of DR Congo.
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Child kidnap 'surge' in DR Congo

Monday, December 24th 2007, 10:18

Recent fighting in eastern DR Congo has led to a surge in child abductions by armed groups, a charity says.
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DR Congo invites rebels to talks

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 15:54

DR Congo's government invites rebel General Nkunda to a peace conference on the war in the east.
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DR Congo rebel 'ready for peace'

Friday, December 14th 2007, 22:33

DR Congo's rebel leader Laurent Nkunda says he is ready for a political solution to the conflict in the east.
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Refugee chief visits Congo crisis

Friday, December 14th 2007, 6:39

UN refugee chief Antonio Guterres is set to visit the conflict-torn east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo rebels call for peace talks

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 12:01

DR Congo rebels loyal to a renegade general who has beaten back a government offensive call for talks.
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Congolese flee as rebels advance

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 12:54
related places: Sake

Thousands of people flee the eastern town of Sake in DR Congo as rebels advance towards UN forces.
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DR Congo rebels retake key town

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 17:57

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo retake territory lost last week in a major setback for the army.
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DRC army advances on rebels

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 17:40

Fighting has intensified in eastern DR Congo as the army pushes further into territory held by dissident Gen Nkunda.
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DR Congo army shells rebel forces

Friday, December 7th 2007, 9:48

The DR Congo army uses heavy artillery to continue its offensive against rebels loyal to dissident Gen Nkunda.
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