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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.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: news

DR Congo army 'seizes' eastern towns

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 14:26

The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has recaptured two eastern towns held for months by the M23 rebels.
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Congolese flee rival rebel clashes

Friday, March 1st 2013, 15:11
related countries: Uganda Uganda

More than 4,000 people flee over night from a border town into Uganda after rival rebel factions fought in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo militia in deadly army battle

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 20:13

At least 36 people die in fighting between a militia and the army in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the military and UN say.
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Blair defends Rwanda's role in Congo

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 19:21
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, defends Rwanda over its part in the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Rival DR Congo rebel groups 'clash'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:25

At least eight people have been killed in the first clashes between rival factions of the M23 rebel group in eastern DR Congo, sources tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: DR Congo peace accord is signed

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 17:26

Regional African leaders have signed a UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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DR Congo peace accord is signed

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 10:57

Regional African leaders sign a UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congolese Oscar hopeful gets US visa

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Africa, Oscar

Rachel Mwanza, the teenage star of an Oscar-nominated film about child soldiers in Africa, is granted a visa that will enable her to attend the Academy Awards.
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South Africa charges 'rebel' Kabila

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 16:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kabila

A man who says he is the son of former DR Congo President Laurent Kabila is charged in South Africa with plotting to overthrow the government of Joseph Kabila.
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South Africa charges Congo 'rebels'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 12:08
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Nineteen suspected Congolese rebels are charged in a South African court with plotting a coup against DR Congo's President Joseph Kabila.
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Congo-Rwanda dispute hits heart of Europe

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 4:10

How a dispute at heart of Africa has hit heart of Europe
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DR Congo 1-1 Mali

Monday, January 28th 2013, 19:29

Mali come from behind against DR Congo to earn a point and progress to the Africa Cup of Nations last eight.
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UN 'plan to fight rebels in DRC'

Friday, January 25th 2013, 23:55

The UN wants to set up an intervention force to fight rebels fuelling conflict in DR Congo, a UN peacekeeping official says.
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Ghana 2-2 DR Congo

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Ghana Ghana

DR Congo come back from 2-0 down to deny Ghana victory in the first game of Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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DR Congo rebels declare ceasefire

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Uganda Uganda

M23 rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire ahead of a new round of peace talks with the government of Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Rebel threat to quit Congo talks

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 23:37

The M23 rebel group threatens to pull out of peace talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo unless President Joseph Kabila signs a ceasefire.
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UN imposes sanctions on DRC group

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 0:15

The UN Security Council imposes sanctions against leaders of the M23 rebel movement in DR Congo.
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Africa gets 'homegrown' smartphone

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 17:02

A company based in the Congo says it is the first to launch a smartphone and tablet fully designed and engineered in Africa.
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Congo robbers 'held in Rwanda'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 19:46
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Three men who allegedly stole about $1m in a Congolese city are arrested across the border in Rwanda, a UN official says.
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ICC frees Congo militia leader

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 18:24

The International Criminal Court orders that a former Congolese militia leader should be freed after he was acquitted of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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'Refugee numbers up' in DR Congo

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 0:18

Humanitarian agencies warn of a sharp rise in refugees in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of recent fighting.
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DR Congo's rebel kaleidoscope

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 1:45

Living in the shadow of DR Congo's armed groups
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Congolese army returns to Goma

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 18:03
related places: Goma

As Congolese troops return to Goma, M23 rebels say their withdrawal could be short-lived if the government fails to enter negotiations.
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DR Congo rebels pull out of Goma

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 20:36
related places: Goma

M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo complete their withdrawal from the key city of Goma under a regionally-brokered deal.
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VIDEO: DR Congo rebels pull out of Goma

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 17:01
related places: Goma

There are reports that rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have finished the pullout from the strategic city of Goma.
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Plane crash in Congo-Brazzaville

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 11:37
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

A cargo plane crashes near the airport in the Republic of Congo's capital, Brazzaville, killing at least three people, officials say.
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UK stops £21m payment to Rwanda

Friday, November 30th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK suspends aid to Rwanda worth £21m, amid concerns about the country's role in the conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo police land in rebel city

Friday, November 30th 2012, 17:03
related places: Goma

A contingent of Congolese police arrives by boat in Goma, which rebels say they will now leave by Sunday, as looting is reported in the city.
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VIDEO: 'Rwanda backing DR Congo rebels'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:21
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan support for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo may be even more widespread than previously thought.
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Fighters reveal Rwanda's Congo meddling

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 18:09
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Is Rwanda's support for rebellion in east DR Congo more widespread?
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VIDEO: 'Rwanda backing DR Congo rebels'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 18:05
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan support for rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo may be even more widespread than previously thought.
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Rwanda 'wanted new Congo front'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 15:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwandan support for DR Congo rebels may be more widespread than previously thought, the BBC hears from ex-rebels offered money to set up a new front.
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