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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 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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New Ebola cases seen in DR Congo

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 3:39

Another nine cases of the deadly Ebola virus are confirmed in DR Congo, where 174 have already died.
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Major DR Congo Ebola outbreak

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 22:58

More than 160 people have died in an area of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Deadly Ebola returns in Congo

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 12:49

At least five people die from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Ninja return ends in Congo chaos

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 8:20
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Congo's former Ninja rebel leader does not return to Brazzaville, after helicopters swoop down on his men.
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Ninja leader due in Congo capital

Monday, September 10th 2007, 3:42
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

The leader of Congo's "Ninja" rebels is expected to return to Brazzaville on Monday to take up an official post.
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DRC and Uganda ease oil tension

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 22:11
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The DR Congo and Ugandan leaders agree to pull back troops to ease tensions over an oil-rich lake.
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Struggle to aid fleeing Congolese

Friday, September 7th 2007, 13:43

Aid workers in eastern DR Congo struggle to cope with a surge of people fleeing recent fighting.
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Truce to end DR Congo fighting

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 15:30

DR Congo's army and rebels agree a ceasefire in a strategic town, the UN says, as more civilians flee violence.
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Fears as DR Congo fighting flares

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 9:11

Clashes worsen between the army and rebels in eastern DR Congo, as the UN relief chief fears for civilians.
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DRC rebel general calls for peace

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 8:52

DR Congo rebel leader Laurent Nkunda urges the government to abide by a peace process, as heavy fighting continues.
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Air raid 'kills 80 Congo rebels'

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 21:13

The DR Congo army uses a helicopter gunship for the first time - saying it has killed 80 rebel fighters.
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Congo rebels seize gorilla park

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 11:04

Rebels in the DR Congo take control of large parts of Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.
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'State of war' in eastern Congo

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 17:53

A dissident army officer in DR Congo says there is a state of war between the government and his forces.
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Mystery DR Congo fever kills 100

Friday, August 31st 2007, 23:51

More than 100 people die of a fever in the centre of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, health officials say.
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Congo troops sent to quell rebels

Friday, August 31st 2007, 8:47

Troop reinforcements are sent to quell attacks by rebels loyal to General Laurent Nkunda in eastern DR Congo.
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