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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

$1bn aid for DR Congo and neighbours

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:49

The World Bank unveils a $1bn (£660m) aid package to help DR Congo and its neighbours, as fighting continues near the eastern city of Goma.
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'Bad wiring' caused Congo blasts

Monday, March 5th 2012, 17:03
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Blasts at an arms depot, which killed at least 146 people in Congo's capital Brazzaville, were caused by a short-circuit that led to a fire, officials say.
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'Cheating' in Congo's vote count

Wednesday, November 8th 2006, 20:12

An ally of DR Congo's presidential hopeful Jean-Pierre Bemba says there is evidence of election cheating.
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'Congo fever' claims another life

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 5:02
related countries: India India

A rare deadly virus claims its four victim in India, health officials say.
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'Congo fever' surfaces in India

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 7:00
related countries: India India

The deadly 'Congo fever' kills three people in India for the first time ever, health officials say.
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'Death toll rises' in Congo crash

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 8:44
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

More than 75 people have been killed in a train crash in Congo, south-west of the capital Brazzaville, rail officials say.
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'Dozens die' in Congo train crash

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 20:50

Up to 60 passengers are feared dead in DR Congo as they are swept off a train's roof as it goes over a bridge.
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'Dozens killed' in DR Congo raids

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 21:47

Dozens of people were killed in attacks over the weekend in the east of the DR Congo, UN agencies say citing local sources.
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'Elite troops' needed in DR Congo

Friday, November 21st 2008, 12:55

The 3,000 extra UN troops being sent to DR Congo must be elite soldiers from Europe, the UN's ex-peacekeeping chief says.
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'Father' of Congo Rumba dies

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 16:10

World music star Papa Wendo, hailed as the "father" of Congolese rumba music, dies aged 82.
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'Human catastrophe' grips Congo

Friday, October 31st 2008, 12:12

Fierce fighting between government and rebels in DR Congo is causing a humanitarian catastrophe, the Red Cross says.
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'I saw them die'

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 17:20

Congo mother tells how she fled fighting for camp
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'Killings followed' DR Congo poll

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 16:57

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo carried out a wave of killings and arbitrary arrests after elections last year, a UN report says.
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'Left for dead'

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 19:05

Congolese chief tells of terror during rebel raids
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'Lightning' sparks panic in Congo

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 9:01
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

Lightning caused four explosions ahead of talks in Congo capital Brazzaville, the army says.
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'LRA massacre' in DR Congo

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 3:48
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan rebel fighters massacred up to 100 people in a village in DR Congo, a top UN official says.
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'Many dead' in DR Congo accidents

Monday, September 6th 2010, 6:53

Many people are feared dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo after two boats capsize in separate incidents.
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'Many flee' Congo fishing clashes

Friday, November 20th 2009, 15:41

More than 50,000 people flee DR Congo amid deadly ethnic clashes over fishing rights in the north-west, the UN says.
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'New era' for DR Congo and Rwanda

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 20:51
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

The leaders of Rwanda and DR Congo pledge to boost economic and security ties after a rare meeting on the border.
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'No cheating' in Congo election

Wednesday, November 15th 2006, 14:41

Allegations of election fraud by ex-DR Congo rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba are unsubstantiated, officials say.
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'No survivors' in DR Congo crash

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 15:24

No-one appears to have survived when a plane carrying aid workers crashed in eastern DR Congo.
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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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'Rape robbed me of my humanity'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 18:06

In a country where homosexuality is taboo, Newsnight hears rare testimony from a man who was raped by soldiers while he was walking to his farm in DR Congo.
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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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'Rwanda rebels' in DR Congo raid

Monday, May 28th 2007, 16:52
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

Some 29 people are killed by suspected Rwandan rebels in eastern DR Congo, aid workers say.
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'Scores killed' in Congo blasts

Sunday, March 4th 2012, 16:55
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo
related places: Brazzaville

At least 200 people are reported killed and hundreds more injured after accidental explosions at a munitions dump in Congo's capital Brazzaville.
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'Sixty dead' in Congo train crash

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 1:23
related countries: Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

About 60 people have been killed in a train crash in the south of Congo-Brazzaville, railway officials say.
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'State of war' in eastern Congo

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 17:53

A dissident army officer in DR Congo says there is a state of war between the government and his forces.
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'Terminator' anger at ICC charges

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:45

Renegade Congolese general Bosco Ntaganda tells the BBC his ICC war crimes indictment is based on lies and denies involvement in a recent army mutiny.
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'Terminator' arms cache found

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:07

A massive arms cache is uncovered in DR Congo on the farm of renegade soldier Bosco Ntaganda, known as "The Terminator", the army tells the BBC.
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'Terminator' takes DR Congo towns

Monday, April 30th 2012, 16:40
related places: Goma

Troops loyal to Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court, take control of two towns near Goma in eastern DR Congo after fierce fighting.
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