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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

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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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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