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Congo says ready to register voters in conflict-ravaged Kasai

Thursday 27 July 2017 20:06

The head of Congo's election commission said on Thursday that better security in the conflict-ravaged Kasai region had enabled preparations for a delayed election

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27 dead, 54 missing, in DR Congo boat sinking

Sunday 16 July 2017 19:02

At least 27 people have perished and 54 are missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday.

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 The killings have been blamed on a shadowy rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces.
Heavy clashes rock city in eastern DR Congo

Thursday 22 June 2017 11:27

Clashes erupted early on Thursday in Beni, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with residents reporting the sound of gunshots and heavy weapons fire.

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Congo's Kabila names opposition figure Tshibala prime minister

Saturday 8 April 2017 06:55

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila names a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister.

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Global court gives Congo's Bemba an extra year for witness bribing

Wednesday 22 March 2017 18:06

Judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday added a year to Jean-Pierre Bemba's 18-year jail term following attempt to bribe witness.

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ICC prosecutors say DRC rebel leader coached witnesses from prison

Thursday 10 November 2016 20:24

Prosecutors have accused a Congolese rebel leader on trial at the International Criminal Court of tampering with witnesses, court documents published on Thursday showed.

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Congolese opposition activists react during a march to press President Joseph Kabila to step down in the DRC's capital Kinshasa.
UN constantly reviews contingency plans for staff in DRC

Saturday 1 October 2016 15:22

The United Nations (UN) says it reviews contingency plans for its staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on a regular basis following a United States (US) travel alert to the country.

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Return of Congo's Tshisekedi jolts opposition to life

Monday 8 August 2016 11:15

After two years spent abroad for unspecified medical treatment, Tshisekedi instantly reinvigorated a moribund opposition campaign demanding President Joseph Kabila step down

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Surveillance efforts have increased and vaccination campaigns in DRC have centred on affected zones.
More than 1,000 suspect cases of yellow fever in DR Congo - WHO

Thursday 16 June 2016 19:27

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 1,044 suspected cases of yellow fever since March, including 71 deaths.

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Sundowns replace the DR Congo side, AS Vita.
Sundowns thrown a Caf Champions League lifeline

Tuesday 24 May 2016 17:12

Absa Premiership Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have been given a second bite at this year's Caf Champions League.

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Cameroon through to African Nations Champs quarters

Wednesday 27 January 2016 06:15

Cameroon Head Coach Mpile Martin Ndtoungou says his team were well prepared when they defeated DR Congo 3-1 on Monday to advance to the African Nations Championship quarterfinals as Group B winners.

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Fourteen humanitarian workers kidnapped in eastern Congo

Monday 2 November 2015 19:18

Fourteen humanitarian workers have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest in a spate of hostage-takings in the region.

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Congolese ban on overseas adoptions fuels smuggling of children

Wednesday 28 October 2015 21:08

A crackdown on international adoptions by the Democratic Republic of Congo has spurred a black market in child smuggling.

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The DR Congo finished the third-best team of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
DR Congo beat hosts on penalties in Nations Cup playoff

Saturday 7 February 2015 20:41

African Nations Cup hosts Equatorial Guinea ended their tournament on a low note as they lost the third-place playoff 4-2 on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.

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Congo's army seizes M23 rebel stronghold

Saturday 31 August 2013 12:38

The Congolese army seized a stronghold of the M23 rebel movement  outside the provincial capital Goma, local radio station Radio Okapi reported Saturday.

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Congo's army clashes with rebels near eastern city of Goma

Monday 20 May 2013 14:11

Congolese soldiers clashed with rebel fighters for the first time in nearly six months on Monday near the city of Goma

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War crimes suspect denies guilt

Tuesday 26 March 2013 18:30

Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, telling a judge he was innocent of charges

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DR Congo clashes leave 10 dead

Monday 25 February 2013 16:02

Fighting between rival factions of the M23 rebel movement in the northeastern Rutshuru region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left 10 dead

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New rebel group forms on DR Congo

Sunday 3 February 2013 14:59

As the Democratic Republic of Congo struggles to stem unrest in its east, another newly formed armed rebel coalition has announced it is seeking to topple President Joseph Kabila's regime

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  Existing U.N. force in Congo heavily criticised
Dispute over military command holds up Congo peace deal

Monday 28 January 2013 18:47

African leaders failed on Monday to sign a U.N.-mediated peace deal aimed at ending two decades of conflict in eastern Congo

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