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Congo militias blamed for 'massacre'

Friday, February 14th 2014, 17:42

Rival ethnic militias in the DR Congo are believed to be responsible for mass killings reported in three villages in the east, a UN spokesman says.
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UN to visit DR Congo 'massacre' site

Friday, February 14th 2014, 4:53

A UN team is to visit the area in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 70 people are believed to have been killed recently.
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VIDEO: Will FDLR rebels ever leave Congo?

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Twenty years since the genocide in Rwanda, the UN is trying to persuade FDLR rebels to leave the Democratic Republic of Congo and return home.
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VIDEO: 'Terminator' rebel leader before ICC

Monday, February 10th 2014, 16:26

Former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has appeared at the International Criminal Court for the start of a hearing that will decided if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.
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DR Congo ex-rebel 'ordered killings'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 16:05

Ex-Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda ordered troops to kill and rape civilians, prosecutors tell the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
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The rare art of cheese-making in DR Congo

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 0:02

A cheese revolution in an unexpected place
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Sanctions on Congo militia poachers

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:28

Armed groups that finance their operations by trafficking wildlife in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to be targeted by UN sanctions.
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Many killed in DR Congo explosion

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 22:30

An explosion caused by a lightning strike has killed more than 20 people near an arms depot in the Democratic Republic of Congo, UN officials say.
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Checking out the cool cats in the new Guinness ad

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 0:48

How true to life are the Congo cool cats in the new Guinness ad?
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Deadly clashes in DR Congo city

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 20:28
related places: Lubumbashi

At least 26 people have been killed in an eight-hour battle between government and rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo's second city Lubumbashi, police say.
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DR Congo commander 'dies in ambush'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 15:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The commander of government troops fighting Ugandan Islamist rebels in eastern DR Congo has been killed in an ambush, a spokesman says.
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DR Congo 'repulses terror attacks'

Monday, December 30th 2013, 20:17

DR Congo's army repulses several attacks in the capital, Kinshasa, killing about 46 members of an "unknown terrorist group", the government says.
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Children killed in DR Congo attack

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:52

More than 20 people, including women and children, are killed, most of them hacked to death in eastern DR Congo, UN peacekeepers say.
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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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