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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 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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Move to end DR Congo's insecurity

Monday, August 27th 2007, 14:04
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: Kigali

Regional military chiefs meet in Kigali to plan joint operations against militia groups in eastern DR Congo.
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UN warns of DRC refugee increase

Friday, August 24th 2007, 22:56

Violent unrest in eastern DR Congo may spark a mass exodus of refugees, the United Nations warns.
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Congolese mourn their Rumba king

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 15:14
related places: Rumba

Thousands of fans take to the streets of DR Congo's capital to mourn veteran singer Madilu System.
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Congolese return from Uganda

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 9:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Most of the 10,000 Congolese who fled into Uganda have now gone home, says the UN refugee agency.
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Missing DR Congo gorillas 'dead'

Friday, August 17th 2007, 12:22

A female gorilla and its infant, part of a group attacked by gunmen, are dead, say conservationists in DR Congo.
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Uganda, DR Congo to survey border

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 16:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda and DR Congo have agreed to re-survey a disputed border running through oil-rich Lake Albert.
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Congo leader son fails in gag bid

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 16:55

The son of Congo's leader fails in his bid to stop an anti-corruption body publishing his financial records.
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Rwanda anger at Congo rebel move

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 8:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda criticises DR Congo for halting operations against Hutu rebels who fled there after the Rwandan genocide.
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UN troops 'helped smuggle gold'

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 0:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A leaked UN report implicates Pakistani forces serving in the Democratic Republic of Congo in gold smuggling.
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Uganda threatens DR Congo

Friday, August 10th 2007, 8:58
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's defence minister says it might send its troops back into DR Congo following two recent border attacks.
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Lost forest reveals new species

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 12:51

An expedition to a remote forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo uncovers six new animal species.
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Republic of Congo holds election

Sunday, August 5th 2007, 19:09

People in the Republic of Congo vote in the second round of general elections, amid allegations of fraud.
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Congo 'attacks Uganda barge'

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 15:49
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Congolese men in military uniforms attack an oil exploration barge anchored in Lake Albert in Uganda.
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DR Congo crash toll 'passes 100'

Thursday, August 2nd 2007, 19:57

At least 100 people have died in a train crash in central DR Congo, with passengers still trapped, officials say.
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UN flee ethnic riots in DR Congo

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 16:38

United Nations monitors evacuate a south-eastern DR Congo town after two staff are injured in ethnic rioting.
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Bemba misses return deadline

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 11:33
related places: Bemba

DR Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba misses an extended deadline for him to return home.
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Congo's cable revamp record

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 12:44

The world's longest power cables in DR Congo are to be repaired to power its mining sector.
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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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