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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

Support for Congo rebels 'falling'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 13:49
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Uganda Uganda

Rwanda is now only providing "limited" support to Congolese M23 rebels and Uganda none at all, a leaked report by a group of UN experts says.
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VIDEO: RIP Kinshasa's 'Spirits of Death'?

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 19:26
related places: Kinshasa

Travelling in the Democratic Republic of Congo can often be a nightmare. Now the government is planning to overhaul the rather dangerous public transport system in Kinshasa.
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Congo attacks over arrests in India

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 19:46
related countries: India India

Shops belonging to Asians are targeted in a violent protest in DR Congo's capital over the arrest of Congolese students in India over the weekend.
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First cycling Tour de Congo begins

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 15:33

The first cycling tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo starts, but cyclists will not be riding to the volatile east of the vast country.
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Libya in good shape to host DR Congo

Friday, June 7th 2013, 12:11
related countries: Ghana Ghana, Libya Libya, Sudan Sudan

Previews of Friday's 2014 World Cup African qualifiers between Libya and DR Congo and Sudan and Ghana.
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Illusion of protection in DR Congo

Friday, May 24th 2013, 23:24

The UN's illusion of protection in eastern DR Congo
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VIDEO: UN brigade to 'enforce peace' in Congo

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 21:00

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the BBC that a UN force in the Democratic Republic of Congo will protect the civilian population
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Congo truce declared 'for Ban visit'

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 17:52
related places: Goma

M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire for UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit to the conflict-hit area, a spokesman for the group says.
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$1bn aid for DR Congo and neighbours

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:49

The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
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DR Congo fighting - '19 killed'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 16:00

Fighting between government and rebel forces continues in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with 19 people confirmed dead, a minister says.
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Congo clashes as UN force deploys

Monday, May 20th 2013, 14:21

Heavy fighting takes place between government and rebel forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the UN is deploying an attack force.
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Kagame denounces UN force in Congo

Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame tells the BBC that UN peacekeepers in DR Congo have "in some cases" made the situation worse.
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VIDEO: UN made DR Congo problems 'worse'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 10:29
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has issued a scathing assessment of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Deaths in DR Congo mine collapse

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:25

At least 20 people are killed when a mine collapses in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government says.
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Congo builds town to honour Lumumba

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:42

The Democratic Republic of Congo is to build a town in honour of independence figure Patrice Lumumba, a government spokesman says.
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Pakistani UN soldier killed in Congo

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani UN peacekeeper is killed in an ambush by unknown assailants in eastern DR Congo, which the UN chief describes as a "war crime".
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DR Congo 'worst place for mothers'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 9:17
related countries: Finland Finland

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the "toughest" place in the world to be mother and Finland is the best, according to Save the Children charity.
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VIDEO: Africa Beats: DR Congo's Jupiter

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 23:59

The 'rebel general' taking Congo's music in a new direction
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Brazilian to lead DR Congo mission

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 6:53
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Haiti Haiti

The UN appoints a Brazilian general credited with controlling a Haiti slum to lead its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo officers 'suspended over rape'

Friday, April 12th 2013, 11:14

The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended 12 senior officers in connection with an incident of mass rape in November, the UN says.
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VIDEO: DRC soldiers 'ordered to rape' women

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:39

DR Congo soldiers ‘told to rape and kill’ women and children
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SA army 'not scared' of Congo rebels

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:48
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic, South Africa South Africa

South Africa's army is "not scared" of confronting DR Congo rebels, despite the recent killing of its soldiers in the Central African Republic, a spokesman says.
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MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 15:57

How involved was MI6 in the death of Congo's first prime minister?
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DR Congo rebels reject UN force

Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:45

The main rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo accuses the UN of choosing "war" following its decision to deploy an attack force.
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Xi wraps up Africa trip in Congo

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 0:29
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

China's President Xi Jinping seals a string of deals and promises to boost ties further as he ends a week-long trip to Africa in the Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo hails UN attack force

Friday, March 29th 2013, 15:59
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The DR Congo government welcomes the UN's decision to create a special force to attack rebel groups along its border with Rwanda - the strongest such mandate for a UN force.
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New UN force to target Congo rebels

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 21:53

A special combat force is approved by the United Nations for the first time, to be sent to battle rebel groups in the eastern DR Congo.
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DR Congo's Ntaganda appears at ICC

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 11:52

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda appears in court at the Hague for the first time after surrendering to the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: Jolie and Hague visit DR Congo camp

Monday, March 25th 2013, 22:25

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and Foreign Secretary William Hague have teamed up in the Democratic Republic of Congo to highlight concerns over sexual violence used during war.
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DR Congo's Ntaganda in ICC custody

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 23:25
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda arrives in The Hague from Rwanda and is in the custody of the International Criminal Court.
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Kagame backs 'Terminator' transfer

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 11:41
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says he supports the speedy transfer of Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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US wants swift 'Terminator' transfer

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 17:07
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United States United States
related places: Africa

The US is working for a swift transfer of a Congolese war crimes suspect from its embassy in Rwanda to the ICC, a senior US official for Africa says.
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