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Congo peace deal 'signed in Kenya'

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 19:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The Democratic Republic of Congo's president has signed a peace deal with the M23 rebel movement his forces defeated last month, Kenya's presidential spokesman says.
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UN force in new DR Congo offensive

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 18:50
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

UN forces launch an offensive against Rwandan FDLR rebels in DR Congo, gaining some territory, in a new move to end regional instability.
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Thousands mourn Congo rumba star

Monday, December 9th 2013, 18:44
related places: Kinshasa

Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo attend the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
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UN launches drones in DR Congo

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:36

The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
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Japan diplomat held over Congo fire

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 10:04
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A diplomat at the Japanese embassy in DR Congo is arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of starting a fire at the mission.
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Congo leader eyes end to conflict

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:59

DR Congo President Joseph Kabila tells residents of a town held by rebels for more than a year that he wants an end to 20 years of conflict in the region.
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New East African railway launched

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Burundi Burundi, China China, Kenya Kenya

Kenya formally launches a new Chinese-financed to extend across East Africa, eventually reaching South Sudan, DR Congo and Burundi.
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Bemba in court on tampering charges

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 19:53

DR Congo's former Vice-President John-Pierre Bemba appears in court on charges of conspiring to present false evidence at his war crimes trial.
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Congo soldiers tried for mass rape

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 14:35

Thirty-nine DR Congo government soldiers accused of war crimes, including charges of mass rape, go on trial.
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Can DR Congo's Inga dam project power Africa?

Friday, November 15th 2013, 1:36
related places: Inga

Can the Congo River be harnessed to power the continent?
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Congo refuses to sign M23 'accord'

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 17:53

DR Congo refuses to sign a deal with the rebels it defeated last week, in a row over the title of the document, the information minister tells the BBC.
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Congo M23 rebel chief 'surrenders'

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 17:33
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The commander of the M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has surrendered in Uganda, sources tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: M23 DRC rebels 'lay down arms'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 23:23

The M23 rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has said it is ending its insurgency, hours after the government claimed military victory.
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VIDEO: DR Congo M23 rebels agree to disarm

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 16:48

M23 rebels in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have said that they will end their insurgency
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DR Congo rebels 'end insurgency'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 13:21

The M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is ending its insurgency, hours after the government claimed military victory.
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New mood in DR Congo as M23 concedes

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 13:11

Andrew Harding says military victory brings fresh hope
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DR Congo claims defeat of M23 rebels

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 8:21

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo claims victory over M23 rebels in the east of the country after 20 months of conflict.
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VIDEO: Congolese troops take back Mbuzi

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 3:09

At least 800,000 people have fled the fighting in eastern DR Congo - including the entire population of one town.
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Swiss refiner 'laundered DRC gold'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 19:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A major Swiss gold refiner is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering linked to the processing of gold allegedly looted from DR Congo.
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VIDEO: DR Congo rebels 'wanted ceasefire'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 18:30

The M23 are to fight back against Democratic Republic of Congo government troops, the rebel group's leader has said.
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Fighting 'empties' DR Congo town

Monday, November 4th 2013, 17:53

The entire population of Bunagana town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo flees fighting between government and rebel forces, residents say.
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AUDIO: Gunfire interrupts BBC reporter

Monday, November 4th 2013, 15:46
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Bunagana

The Democratic Republic of Congo has seen fresh fighting break out on its eastern border. The BBC's Ignatius Bahizi was reporting from the town of Bunagana on the Ugandan border for Newsday on BBC World Service radio, when heavy firing broke out.
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M23's decline raises hopes of DR Congo peace

Monday, November 4th 2013, 12:06

Does rebel defeat mean an end to years of conflict in Congo?
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VIDEO: DRC rebel group calls for ceasefire

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 23:08

The M23 rebel group in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo calls for a ceasefire.
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DR Congo troops close in on rebels

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 20:34

Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo attack the last areas held by the M23, as the rebel group calls a ceasefire for peace talks.
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DR Congo army seizes rebel base

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 17:26
related places: Bunagana

Government forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo capture Bunagana town, the main base of the M23 rebel group after heavy shelling.
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DR Congo rebels 'all but finished'

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 17:14

The UN's special envoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo says the M23 rebel movement is all but finished as a military threat.
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DR Congo army 'seizes' key base

Monday, October 28th 2013, 18:07

Government troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo recapture a key military base from the M23 rebel group, the army and officials say.
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Mobutu's body 'to return' to Congo

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 11:30

DR Congo's government will repatriate the body of ex-ruler Mobutu Sese Seko in agreement with his family, President Joseph Kabila says.
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Nobel Peace Prize to be announced

Friday, October 11th 2013, 8:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize will be announce shortly, amid reports it will go to the chemical weapons watchdog OPCW.
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Rwanda denies child soldiers claims

Monday, October 7th 2013, 5:06
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda strongly rejects "ludicrous" claims that it is helping train child soldiers for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Rwanda condemns US sanctions

Friday, October 4th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United States United States

Rwanda condemns the US imposition of sanctions, denying any links to the use of child soldiers by rebels in DR Congo.
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Auditors criticise EU's DR Congo aid

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 16:29

Many EU projects aimed at building justice and good governance in DR Congo are failing to deliver results, European auditors say.
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