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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

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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Army regains control of Kinshasa

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 20:16
related places: Kinshasa

Government troops recapture most of DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, after a second day of battles with militiamen.
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DR Congo seeks to arrest ex-rebel

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 13:28
related places: Kinshasa

DR Congo opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is accused of treason, as fresh fighting erupts in Kinshasa.
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DR Congo's Bemba seeks refuge

Friday, March 23rd 2007, 7:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kinshasa

DR Congo former rebel Jean-Pierre Bemba seeks refuge at the South African embassy after clashes in Kinshasa.
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Gunfire rattles DR Congo capital

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 23:28
related places: Kinshasa

Shooting is heard in the DR Congo capital as guards loyal to opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba battle the army.
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DR Congo tension over Bemba guard

Friday, March 16th 2007, 8:42
related places: Bemba

Tensions are high in DR Congo with a deadline for guards loyal to a former rebel leader to disarm set to expire.
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DR Congo 'uranium ring' men freed

Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 13:07

Two men accused of being part of an international network to illegally export DR Congo's uranium are released.
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DR Congo 'uranium ring smashed'

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 23:56

A Congolese minister says an international network to illegally use the country's uranium has been broken up.
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Congo arrest over uranium

Thursday, March 8th 2007, 11:32

DR Congo's top atomic energy official is held after allegations that a large quantity of uranium is missing.
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DRC troops jailed for war crimes

Tuesday, February 20th 2007, 20:57

A military court convicts 13 DR Congo soldiers of war crimes after a mass grave was found in the north-east.
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UN calls for DR Congo death probe

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 10:33

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges DR Congo to investigate last week's violence in the west, in which 134 people died.
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Relief at new DR Congo government

Tuesday, February 6th 2007, 15:51

Congolese express relief after Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga names a new cabinet four months after polls.
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Congo sect in deadly poll clashes

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 22:58

At least 58 people are killed in clashes between a religious sect and DR Congo police in an election dispute.
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Battle to save Congo's endangered turtles

Thursday, February 1st 2007, 12:46
related countries: China China

John James reports on the extraordinary leatherback turtles and the invasion of Chinese workers in the Congo.
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ICC trial for DR Congo's warlord

Monday, January 29th 2007, 16:37

A DR Congo militia leader will be the first person to go on trial for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
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Court to rule on DR Congo warlord

Monday, January 29th 2007, 9:02

The permanent international war crimes court is to rule on whether to put a DR Congo militia leader on trial.
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UN chief urges DRC democracy

Saturday, January 27th 2007, 12:25

UN chief Ban Ki-moon tells lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo to set up a "good governance pact".
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Congo mass jail break-out

Wednesday, January 24th 2007, 14:51
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Some 200 inmates escape from jail in the Republic of Congo - reportedly in a row over poor food.
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Congo general 'agrees to peace'

Wednesday, January 17th 2007, 19:02

The DR Congo military announces a peace deal with a dissident army general, Laurent Nkunda.
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Congo fury at France death probe

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 15:14
related countries: France France

Congo's President Sassou condemns a French court decision to reopen an investigation into an alleged massacre in 1999.
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France to probe Congo 'massacre'

Wednesday, January 10th 2007, 18:48
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, France France

A French probe into the disappearance of hundreds of people in the Republic of Congo is to be reopened.
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Dissident general in Rwanda talks

Thursday, January 4th 2007, 9:51
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda hosts talks between representatives of DR Congo's government and dissident army general Laurent Nkunda.
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Kabila appoints DR Congo premier

Saturday, December 30th 2006, 23:57

DR Congo's newly elected President Joseph Kabila names a former opposition figure as prime minister.
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Congo troops clash with rebels

Thursday, December 28th 2006, 10:55

Several dissident soldiers in DR Congo are killed in a clash with government forces in the east.
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Congo activists fined for forgery

Wednesday, December 27th 2006, 15:29
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Congo-Brazzaville sentences two anti-corruption activists, in a trial criticised as politically motivated.
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DR Congo poll 'will spread peace'

Thursday, December 14th 2006, 13:09

DR Congo's neighbours hail the country's recent elections saying it promises peace for the entire region.
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Kabila hails new era for DR Congo

Wednesday, December 6th 2006, 16:57

Joseph Kabila says his inauguration in DR Congo marks a fresh start for the war-ravaged country.
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