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News: Democratic Republic of the Congo

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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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Uganda bails 'M23 rebel recruiter'

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 16:33
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A Ugandan journalist charged with recruiting men for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo is freed on bail.
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UN honours nun for LRA victim work

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 11:36

A nun helping LRA victims in DR Congo is to receive a top UN award and meet the Pope, telling the BBC she will ask him to forgive rebel leader Joseph Kony.
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Congo explosions: Soldiers jailed

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:01
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Six soldiers are jailed by a court in the Congo-Brazzaville for explosions at an arms depot that killed nearly 300 people in March 2012.
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Congo rebels 'stop combat, withdraw'

Friday, August 30th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The M23 rebel group in eastern DR Congo says it will stop fighting and pull back following days of clashes with UN-backed forces.
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Rwanda condemns DR Congo 'bombing'

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 17:10
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda accuses government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo of deliberately shelling its territory, killing a woman and wounding her baby.
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UN peacekeeper dies in Congo battle

Wednesday, August 28th 2013, 17:41
related places: Goma

A UN peacekeeper has been killed and three others wounded in fighting with rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN spokesman says.
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UN probes DR Congo protest deaths

Monday, August 26th 2013, 10:00
related places: Goma

The UN opens an investigation into reports that its troops killed two Congolese civilians during protests in the city of Goma, amid fighting with rebels.
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UK staff pull out amid Goma fighting

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Goma

UK government staff based in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to leave the city following heavy fighting in the area, the Foreign Office says.
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UN troops shell DR Congo rebels

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 15:09
related places: Goma

UN troops in DR Congo launch an offensive on M23 rebels after shelling on Goma killed civilians in the city, a UN spokesman tells the BBC.
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Congo general arrested in France

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 11:48
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo, France France

A general from Congo-Brazzaville is arrested in France and put under formal investigation for crimes against humanity, court officials say.
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Norwegian man dies in DR Congo jail

Monday, August 19th 2013, 2:06
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

A Norwegian national, Tjostolv Moland, imprisoned in DR Congo on murder charges since 2009 has died, the foreign ministry in Oslo says.
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UN: Child soldiers freed in DR Congo

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 0:13
related places: Katanga

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that 82 children have been rescued from an armed group in Katanga province.
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Fighting for DR Congo's cash cow to secede

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 23:30
related places: Katanga

The separatists fighting for Katanga, DR Congo's cash cow
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Congo soldiers tried for depot blast

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Twenty-three soldiers go on trial in Congo-Brazzaville over the 2012 arms depot explosion which killed at least 240 people.
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'Oil threat' to Africa's oldest park

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:01

Conservation group WWF calls on a company to abandon plans to explore for oil in Africa's oldest national park, the Virunga in DR Congo.
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Rwanda 'recruiting' for Congo rebels

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 16:55

Four Rwandans tell the BBC the army forcibly recruited them to fight for the M23 rebel group in neighbouring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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UN orders DR Congo city to disarm

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 20:47

The UN mission in DR Congo gives residents of the restive city of Goma 48 hours to disarm, warning that force will be used if they fail to do so.
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Fears over UN force in DR Congo

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:20

Aid agencies have voiced fears that a possible military offensive by the UN in eastern DR Congo could make the humanitarian situation worse and lead to attacks on their workers.
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Tree loss slows in African rainforest

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:16

Deforestation in one of the world's largest rainforests, the Congo Basin in Africa, has slowed, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: Illegal logs tracked from Congo to EU

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:52

A BBC Panorama investigation has found that new European timber rules are failing to stop illegal rainforest wood reaching stores in the EU.
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Has the EU fallen for logging scam?

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 0:05

Has the EU fallen for Congo's logging scam?
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Desecrating corpse arrest in Congo

Friday, July 19th 2013, 15:42
related places: Goma

A lieutenant in DR Congo's army is arrested for desecrating the corpses of rebel fighters on the frontline near Goma city, officials say.
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