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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

Ebola virus spreads in DR Congo

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 15:25

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has already killed 31 people and could affect many more.
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Congo rebels 'executing escapees'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:42

Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are accused of fresh atrocities, including the execution of recruits trying to escape rebel ranks.
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DRC Ebola outbreak 'kills ten'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 13:35

The charity Medicines sons Frontiers says ten people have died in an outbreak of a strain of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo

Saturday, August 18th 2012, 15:09

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has claimed at least one life in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
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Koffi Olomide guilty of assault

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 16:59

One of Africa's most popular singers, Koffi Olomide, is given a three-month suspended prison sentence for assaulting his producer.
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Dozens die in Congo mine collapse

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 9:14

At least 60 miners are killed after a shaft in a gold mine collapses in a remote area in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.
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DR Congo athletes 'missing' in UK

Monday, August 13th 2012, 19:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Four members of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Olympic delegation - including a judo athlete - are missing in London, reports say.
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Leaders fail to agree Congo force

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 16:23
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Regional leaders fail to agree at a summit in Uganda on deploying a new force to tackle armed groups in eastern DR Congo.
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East DR Congo faces 'catastrophe'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 4:08
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The east of the Democratic Republic of Congo faces a catastrophic humanitarian crisis, an aid agency warns ahead of a regional summit in Uganda.
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Rwanda aid cut over Congo rebels

Friday, July 27th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Rwanda Rwanda

The UK joins the Netherlands and the US in withholding aid to Rwanda over its alleged backing of rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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UN gunships deployed in DR Congo

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:18

UN helicopter gunships have attacked suspected rebel positions in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports say.
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Congo rebels allow gorilla survey

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 12:46

Fighting groups in DR Congo allow a survey to go ahead to find endangered mountain gorillas not seen since clashes began several months ago.
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Uneasy calm inside Congo's rebel-held territory

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:29

Why Congolese soldiers are defecting to the rebels' cause
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VIDEO: DRC faces crisis as rebels advance

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:25

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its most serious crisis for years, as a growing band of mutinous soldiers advances in the east of the country.
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US cuts military aid to Rwanda

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 11:02
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, United States United States

The US cuts military aid to Rwanda amid reports it is backing rebels in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Vulture fund's claim is blocked

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 18:12

The Privy Council has ruled that a "vulture fund" cannot collect $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo following a Newsnight investigation.
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Rwanda and DRC 'in border deal'

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 20:00
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to allow a neutral international force to tackle militias on their borders, reports say.
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VIDEO: DR Congo: Rebels advance on Goma

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 1:54
related places: Goma

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo are moving ever closer to the city of Goma.
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ICC issues Congo arrest warrants

Friday, July 13th 2012, 21:57

The International Criminal Court issues arrest warrants for two rebel leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo for allegedly carrying out war crimes.
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UN attacks Congo rebels positions

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 22:06

United Nations and government helicopter gunships bombard suspected M23 rebel positions in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Congo 'needs Africa intervention'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 18:49

A regional force should be created to help fight rebels in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's, African foreign ministers say.
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VIDEO: Congo rebels threaten Goma city

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 23:30
related places: Goma

Mutineer soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have threatened to march on the key city of Goma if attacks against civilians in the city do not stop.
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Congo rebels threaten Goma city

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 17:40
related places: Goma

Mutineer soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo threatened to march on the key city of Goma if attacks against civilians do not stop.
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UN 'to protect Goma from rebels'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 13:31
related places: Goma

UN peacekeepers are being redeployed to Goma in eastern DR Congo to protect the city from rebel mutineers, the UN envoy to the country says.
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The tactics behind DR Congo's mutiny

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 10:47

The real motives behind DR Congo's eastern mutiny
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VIDEO: UN troops reinforce DR Congo city

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 20:48
related places: Goma

The United Nations and DRC government troops are sending reinforcements to Goma, after rebel forces advance towards the Congolese city.
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Congo warlord jailed for 14 years

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 16:38

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is jailed for 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers, in the first sentence from the International Criminal Court.
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VIDEO: DRC rebels 'advancing on Goma'

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 3:17
related places: Goma

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has expressed alarm as rebel forces advance towards the country's main eastern city of Goma.
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DRC rebels 'advancing on Goma'

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 0:37
related places: Goma

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo expresses alarm as rebels advance towards the country's eastern provincial capital of Goma.
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DR Congo rebels seize key town

Sunday, July 8th 2012, 18:00
related places: Rutshuru

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo seize the eastern town of Rutshuru after several days of clashes in the region.
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DR Congo troops 'flee to Uganda'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 12:32
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Bunagana

Some 600 Congolese soldiers flee into Uganda after clashes with rebels, who have seized a border town, officials say, as an Indian peacekeeper is killed.
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VIDEO: Okapis killed by DRC rebels

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:43

The okapi is only found in Democratic Republic of Congo and it is under threat.
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