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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

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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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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