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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

Congo ex-leader sent to The Hague

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 15:26

Former DR Congo Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba is sent to The Hague on war crimes charges.
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ICC orders Congo warlord release

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 18:20

The ICC orders the release of its first-ever war crimes suspect, DR Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga.
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War crimes charges for Congo massacre

Friday, June 27th 2008, 16:22

Two Congolese "warlords" are charged with war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
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Space cameras to monitor forests

Tuesday, June 17th 2008, 15:45

Plans to use high resolution cameras in space to monitor deforestation in the Congo Basin are unveiled.
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DR Congo warlord 'may go free'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 15:59

Judges say prosecution errors may lead to Congolese ex-warlord Thomas Lubanga not facing an ICC war crimes trial.
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Gun incident mars UN Congo visit

Monday, June 9th 2008, 3:29

Top UN diplomats abandon travel plans after a guard accidentally fires his gun inside their jet in eastern Congo.
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Congo challenge

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 14:48

Old scores frustrate UN's struggle to find peace
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UN looks to DR Congo withdrawal

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 23:13
related places: Kinshasa

The UN Security Council raises the prospect of pulling peacekeepers out of DR Congo after talks in Kinshasa.
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Yellow fever hits Congo deportees

Friday, June 6th 2008, 16:00
related countries: Angola Angola

Yellow fever is sweeping through the thousands of Congolese expelled from Angola, an official says.
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Rebels 'kill' DR Congo refugees

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 8:36
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda rebels open fire in a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo, killing at least six people, the UN says.
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Congo 'to attack Ugandan rebels'

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 16:40
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Congolese army forms a plan take military action against Uganda's rebel leader, based in DR Congo.
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Former DR Congo leader arrested

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 23:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A former vice-president of the DR Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, is arrested in Belgium on charges of war crimes.
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Congo death sentences condemned

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 9:03

The sentencing to death of three people for the murder of a journalist in DR Congo is widely condemned.
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Ugandan army kills Congo rebels

Friday, May 16th 2008, 9:17
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The Ugandan army says it has killed two Congolese rebels who tried to attack a border trading post.
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Up the Congo without a helmet

Saturday, May 10th 2008, 11:00

The BBC's Mark Doyle fulfils a lifelong dream of travelling along the Congo and finds much more than the cliches.
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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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