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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

Fighting flares in east DR Congo

Saturday, November 25th 2006, 19:56

DR Congo's government says troops loyal to a dissident general have attacked army positions in the east.
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UN finds mass graves in DR Congo

Friday, November 24th 2006, 16:00

UN investigators in DR Congo find mass graves with about 30 bodies in an army camp in the east of the country.
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Bemba forces leave Congo capital

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 12:41
related places: Kinshasa

Forces loyal to a DR Congo presidential candidate start to leave Kinshasa, following an ultimatum.
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DR Congo leader issues ultimatum

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 11:55

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila gives the forces of his rival 48 hours to leave the capital or face removal.
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Bemba condemns Congo violence

Wednesday, November 22nd 2006, 10:51

The party of the man who officially lost DR Congo's election condemns violence by his supporters on Tuesday.
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Congo court burnt in poll protest

Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 22:53
related places: Kinshasa

DR Congo's Supreme Court is set on fire during protests over alleged fraud in the presidential run-off.
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DR Congo's Bemba rejects result

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 17:15

DR Congo presidential challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba rejects election results that gave victory to Joseph Kabila.
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Kabila calls for calm in DR Congo

Thursday, November 16th 2006, 13:40

President Joseph Kabila appeals for calm in DR Congo as his supporters celebrate his run-off election victory.
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Kabila named DR Congo poll winner

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 21:33

President Joseph Kabila wins the run-off election in DR Congo, the country's electoral commission says.
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'No cheating' in Congo election

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 14:41

Allegations of election fraud by ex-DR Congo rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba are unsubstantiated, officials say.
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Bemba rejects DR Congo poll loss

Tuesday, November 14th 2006, 17:57

Supporters of ex-DR Congo's Jean-Pierre Bemba reject results showing he is set to lose a presidential run-off.
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Kabila near to DR Congo victory

Monday, November 13th 2006, 14:42

DR Congo President Kabila has a strong lead over his rival, with 90% of the vote counted from the presidential run-off.
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Clashes erupt in DR Congo capital

Saturday, November 11th 2006, 20:32

Clashes between security forces and supporters of a DR Congo presidential candidate leave two civilians dead.
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Kabila leads DR Congo vote count

Friday, November 10th 2006, 17:01

DR Congo President Kabila has a strong lead over his rival, with most votes counted from the presidential run-off.
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International court in first case

Thursday, November 9th 2006, 14:59

The International Criminal Court starts hearing its first case, against a militia leader from DR Congo.
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'Cheating' in Congo's vote count

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 20:12

An ally of DR Congo's presidential hopeful Jean-Pierre Bemba says there is evidence of election cheating.
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DR Congo gets partial poll result

Sunday, November 5th 2006, 23:48

Partial results are being issued to quell rumours after last week's run-off in the DR Congo's presidential polls.
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Congo urges vote results caution

Wednesday, November 1st 2006, 1:58

The head of DR Congo's election commission warns against publishing unofficial results amid tensions.
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Observers praise DR Congo's poll

Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 10:01

Observers at DR Congo's landmark presidential run-off say it was well run, as some unofficial results are released.
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DR Congo counting landmark vote

Monday, October 30th 2006, 12:22

Election officials in DR Congo count the votes from one of Africa's most significant elections for many years.
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DR Congo votes in landmark poll

Monday, October 30th 2006, 0:10

The people of DR Congo vote in a presidential run-off, seen as one of Africa's most significant elections for years.
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Tension over DR Congo run-off

Saturday, October 28th 2006, 17:47

Tension is high in DR Congo ahead of a presidential run-off to conclude its first democratic polls since 1960.
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DR Congo leader to accept results

Friday, October 27th 2006, 16:50

Congolese President Joseph Kabila says he will accept defeat "without question" if he loses Sunday's vote.
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DR Congo leader's ally released

Friday, October 27th 2006, 7:41

UN forces free an ally of DR Congo's leader from a radio station, after clashes erupted ahead of Sunday's poll.
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Congo's candidate debate scrapped

Thursday, October 26th 2006, 10:04

A debate between the two presidential candidates in DR Congo is cancelled ahead of this Sunday's final round vote.
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DR Congo 'Kabila killers' escape

Tuesday, October 24th 2006, 22:33

A group of prisoners jailed for killing former DR Congo President Laurent Kabila escape from custody.
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DR Congo hippos 'face extinction'

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 10:55

Poaching by local militia could wipe out hippopotamuses in DR Congo's Virunga Park by the end of the year.
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DR Congo arms embargo 'failing'

Monday, October 16th 2006, 15:15

Rebels in the DR Congo are using bullets from around the world despite a UN arms embargo, a report says.
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Plague found in northern DRC

Friday, October 13th 2006, 22:32

The World Health Organization confirms 42 deaths in an outbreak of pneumonic plague in DR Congo.
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Shock over UK DR Congo attack

Friday, October 13th 2006, 10:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Supporters of the DR Congo president are shocked after three senior officials are beaten up in London.
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DR Congo children 'still armed'

Wednesday, October 11th 2006, 2:16

Thousands of children in the DR Congo are controlled by armed groups, three years after the war, says Amnesty.
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Drone crashes in DR Congo

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 15:26
related places: Kinshasa

A drone aircraft being used by EU forces crashes in the capital, Kinshasa, killing a woman and injuring two children.
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