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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: news

Volatile terrain

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 19:24

How DR Congo's eastern heaven turned into hell
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UN joins battle with Congo rebels

Monday, October 27th 2008, 17:41

UN forces are engaged in heavy fighting against rebels in eastern DR Congo, as at least 20,000 people flee.
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DR Congo rebels seize army camp

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 16:26

Rebel forces in eastern DR Congo seize a key military base and the HQ of a national park housing rare mountain gorillas, as civilians flee.
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Thousands flee DR Congo fighting

Friday, October 24th 2008, 19:15

The UN says fighting in eastern DR Congo has displaced 200,000 people since fighting broke out with rebel forces.
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'Left for dead'

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 19:05

Congolese chief tells of terror during rebel raids
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Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 15:38

ICC judges say Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga should not be freed but his trial is still halted.
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New rebels attack DR Congo town

Saturday, October 11th 2008, 10:45
related places: Bunia

A new rebel group threatens the key town of Bunia in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo president's call to arms

Friday, October 10th 2008, 17:41

DR Congo's leader makes a televised appeal for people in the east to take up arms against rebel general Laurant Nkunda.
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DR Congo rebels capture army base

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Goma

The rebel forces of Laurent Nkunda have taken a major army base in eastern DR Congo, the UN confirms.
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Congo rebel 'to expand rebellion'

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 16:35

Rebel Laurent Nkunda says he wants to "liberate" the whole of DR Congo, expanding his rebellion from the east.
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Congo blasts child soldier claim

Monday, September 29th 2008, 9:51

A DR Congo minister challenges a report claiming a rise in the recruitment of child soldiers and rape.
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Beer and normality in DR Congo

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 11:15

Ben Rawlence finds a small token of every day life has lifted the mood in a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo which once boasted a brewery.
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'Thousands flee' LRA in DR Congo

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 12:52
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Some 75,000 people have fled Ugandan rebels in northern DR Congo, the aid agency Caritas says.
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Appeal for Congo child hostages

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 9:31
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UN appeals for the release of 90 Congolese children it says are being held by Ugandan rebels.
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Clinics 'looted' in Congo clashes

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 11:32

Health centres have been systematically looted by fighters in eastern DR Congo, the UN says.
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UN to unveil DR Congo peace plan

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:09

The UN is to present a plan for rival DR Congo forces to pull back after heavy clashes.
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Football witchcraft deaths probed

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:52

DR Congo is to investigate the deaths of 13 people in a stampede at a football game following claims of witchcraft.
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Call to prevent new DR Congo war

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 16:03

Diplomats make an urgent call for the DR Congo army and rebels to stop fighting in the east.
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Rare okapi captured on camera in DR Congo's Virunga National Park

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 0:10

The rare okapi, under threat from the bush meat trade, has been photographed in DR Congo's Virunga National Park.
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DR Congo army 'works with rebels'

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 15:13

The Congolese army is helping rebels mine gold and tin, instead of fighting them, a lobby group says.
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Imprisoned goats freed from DR Congo prison by baffled minister

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 1:36

A minister in DR Congo orders the release from prison of a dozen goats awaiting trial on charges of being sold illegally.
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Uganda rebels denounce offensive

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 13:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan rebels denounce a campaign in DR Congo, saying it will scupper fresh peace talks.
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Rebel head targeted in DR Congo

Monday, September 8th 2008, 18:16

A military operation begins in the DR Congo against Joseph Kony, Lord's Resistance Army leader.
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'No survivors' in DR Congo crash

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 15:24

No-one appears to have survived when a plane carrying aid workers crashed in eastern DR Congo.
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Rebels and army clash in DR Congo

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 16:21

Clashes erupt between rebels and the army in the east of DR Congo despite a January peace deal.
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UN probes India 'abuses' in Congo

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 8:55
related countries: India India

The UN says peace troops from India may have engaged in abuse and exploitation in the DR Congo.
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Harvest of death

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 8:24

Doctors struggle as millions die in remote DR Congo
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Huge boost for lowland gorillas

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 16:24
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

A gorilla census in the Republic of Congo shows populations doing much better than expected.
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Congo groups 're-arming' in east

Friday, August 1st 2008, 17:41

Government forces and rebel troops are rearming for conflict in the east of DR Congo, the BBC learns.
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Logging firms 'avoid Congo tax'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 17:52

The DR Congo and Congo are losing $12m annually in tax avoidance by logging companies, Greenpeace says.
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'Father' of Congo Rumba dies

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 16:10

World music star Papa Wendo, hailed as the "father" of Congolese rumba music, dies aged 82.
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DR Congo boat accident 'kills 42'

Friday, July 25th 2008, 11:40

At least 42 people die after their boat sinks on a remote river in DR Congo, officials say.
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Congo prisoners 'starve to death'

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 9:42

At least 26 prisoners have starved to death in a DR Congo prison this year, the UN says.
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