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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

Shock at sex crimes in DR Congo

Monday, July 30th 2007, 11:31

A UN human rights expert says she is shocked at the scale and brutality of sexual violence in eastern DR Congo.
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Concern over gorilla 'executions'

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 18:01

Conservationists express concern over the "senseless" killing of four gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Rogue DRC general 'a threat'

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 11:06

Renegade rebel commander Laurent Nkunda is a serious threat to stability in eastern DR Congo, the UN warns.
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UN attacked over DRC report

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 21:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Human Rights Watch criticises a UN inquiry which cleared all but one Pakistani peacekeepers of smuggling.
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Swiss to return Mobutu millions

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 17:10
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss will hand back a fraction of the $1bn thought stashed away by Congolese ex-leader Mobutu Sese Seko.
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Pygmies housed in Congo zoo

Friday, July 13th 2007, 19:18
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

A Pan-African music festival is criticized for housing pygmy musicians in a tent in Brazzaville zoo.
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Peacekeeper 'smuggled gold'

Friday, July 13th 2007, 6:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A UN inquiry confirms that a Pakistani peacekeeper was involved in smuggling gold in DR Congo.
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UN 'smuggled gold' in the DRC

Friday, July 13th 2007, 6:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A UN inquiry finds that Pakistani peacekeepers in DR Congo were involved in gold smuggling.
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Angola 'expels 25,000' to Congo

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 13:34
related countries: Angola Angola

The Angolan authorities sends some 25,000 people back to DR Congo, according to a UN-backed radio station.
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Peace 'in jeopardy' in DR Congo

Friday, July 6th 2007, 8:56

The gains of DR Congo's peace process are at risk six month after the transition to democracy, a report says.
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French Congo fraud probe 'racist'

Friday, July 6th 2007, 8:47
related countries: France France, Gabon Gabon

French prosecutors investigate alleged embezzlement by the leaders of Gabon and Congo.
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Congo's 'Ninja' leader ready for peace

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 12:46
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

John James, in the Republic of Congo, meets the leader of the rebel "Ninjas."
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Counting begins in Congo election

Monday, June 25th 2007, 4:05
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Counting is under way in Congo's parliamentary polls, amid reports of low turn-out and administrative mistakes.
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MP dies in DR Congo plane crash

Friday, June 22nd 2007, 9:23

An aeroplane crashes into a swamp in the Democratic Republic of Congo killing a member of parliament.
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France starts African cash probe

Tuesday, June 19th 2007, 16:08
related countries: France France, Gabon Gabon

French prosecutors investigate alleged embezzlement by the leaders of Gabon and Congo.
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Troops tried for DR Congo killing

Friday, June 15th 2007, 16:42

Two Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers are put on trial for the killing of a prominent journalist.
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DR Congo reviews 60 mining deals

Monday, June 11th 2007, 16:54

A Democratic Republic of Congo commission is to review at least 60 mining contracts signed over the last decade.
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DR Congo's Bemba to stay abroad

Sunday, June 10th 2007, 11:14
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Bemba

Congo's opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba will not be returning from Portugal due to safety concerns, aides say.
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Congo's 'Ninja' leader to disarm

Wednesday, June 6th 2007, 8:56

The leader of Congo's rebel "Ninja" rebels is due to destroy some of his arms in a ceremony.
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'Rwanda rebels' in DR Congo raid

Monday, May 28th 2007, 16:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Some 29 people are killed by suspected Rwandan rebels in eastern DR Congo, aid workers say.
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Pakistan dismisses DR Congo claim

Friday, May 25th 2007, 9:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan dismisses allegations that its troops sold weapons in DR Congo while serving as UN peacekeepers.
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UN probing DRC smuggling claims

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 17:56

The UN says it will seek to discipline any peacekeeper involved in smuggling gold or guns in DR Congo.
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UN troops 'traded gold for guns'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2007, 11:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani peacekeepers smuggled gold and sold arms back to disarmed militias in DR Congo, the BBC learns.
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DR Congo rebel threat to gorillas

Monday, May 21st 2007, 16:25

Militias kill a park ranger in eastern DR Congo and threaten to kill rare gorillas if soldiers come after them.
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A pygmy conference

Saturday, May 12th 2007, 10:45

John James attends an international conference of pygmies in Congo's tropical rainforest.
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DR Congo court frees Bemba ally

Monday, April 30th 2007, 16:45
related places: Bemba

A Congolese military court frees a lawyer linked to opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba after four months.
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Rebels killed in Congo offensive

Friday, April 27th 2007, 17:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The DR Congo army says it has killed 22 Rwandan rebels during an operation to secure a road in the east.
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Opposition leader leaves DR Congo

Wednesday, April 11th 2007, 8:41

Opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba arrives in Portugal for medical treatment after being allowed to leave DR Congo.
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Congo's Bemba 'to go to Portugal'

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 11:20
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Bemba

DR Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba plans to go to Portugal for medical treatment, a diplomat says.
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'Up to 600 dead' in Congo clashes

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 16:34
related places: Kinshasa

Up to 600 people may have been killed in last week's clashes in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, EU diplomats say.
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Kabila warns DR Congo's ex-rebel

Monday, March 26th 2007, 15:34

DR Congo leader Joseph Kabila defends the army's role in last week's clashes, in which some 150 people died.
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DR Congo gun battles 'claim 150'

Saturday, March 24th 2007, 23:39

At least 150 people die in clashes between government troops and militiamen in DR Congo's capital, reports say.
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