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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

'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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Congo to give free malaria drugs

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 8:56

Anti-malaria medication are being made available free to children and pregnant women in Congo.
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Attack in DR Congo's gorilla park

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 9:23

Two people are killed in attack on conservationists in DR Congo's Virunga National Park.
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UN troops in Congo gold warning

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 22:11
related countries: India India

Three Indian army officers are warned over allegations of gold trafficking while peace keeping for the UN in DR Congo.
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Congo ex-leader appears in court

Friday, July 4th 2008, 16:49

The former vice-president of Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, appears in court in The Hague.
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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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