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UN refugees released by South Sudanese refugee captors

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

More than a dozen United Nations mission staff have been released by South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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DR Congo veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi dies aged 84

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels, where he where he was visiting for health checks.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s main opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, has died in Brussels, where he where he was visiting for health checks.

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Kabila agrees to go, DRC to get elections by 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo's leader Joseph Kabila has agreed to step down and nominate an opposition PM in deal brokered by Catholic church.

Democratic Republic of the Congo's leader Joseph Kabila has agreed to step down and nominate an opposition PM in deal brokered by Catholic church.

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DRC: Sporadic gunfire in Kinshasa, UN confirms 19 deaths

There was sporadic gunfire across Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a day after deadly clashes between the security forces and anti-government protesters.

There was sporadic gunfire across Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a day after deadly clashes between the security forces and anti-government protesters.

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DRC crisis: South Africa expresses concern, calls for restraint

South Africa says it is concerned about the volatile political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has expressed the willingness to assist in any way to restore peace asking the in

South Africa says it is concerned about the volatile political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has expressed the willingness to assist in any way to restore peace asking the in

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Media & conflicts: domestic and international media threatened in Central Africa

Ethnic conflicts, political instability and starvation characterize the realities of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Foreign press seems indifferent to the massacres taking place in thes

Ethnic conflicts, political instability and starvation characterize the realities of Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo. The Foreign press seems indifferent to the massacres taking place in thes

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DRC: Bomb attacks kills child, injures 32 troops - UN

A bomb attack on UN peacekeepers has left one child dead, and 32 Indian troops injured in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the MONUSCO…

A bomb attack on UN peacekeepers has left one child dead, and 32 Indian troops injured in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the MONUSCO…

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Congolese opposition HQ burns down as deadly violence intensifies

The headquarters of the main opposition party and other political groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed by fire – leaving a number of people…

The headquarters of the main opposition party and other political groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed by fire – leaving a number of people…

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At least 17 dead in anti-Kabila protests in DR Congo

At least 17 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a violent anti-government rally.

At least 17 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a violent anti-government rally.

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Papa Wemba buried in Kinshasa

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been remembering its favourite son, Papa Wemba, who has been buried in Kinshasa. A private ceremony was held for

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Congolese singer Papa Wemba dies during concert

Congolese singer Papa Wemba, who became a global icon for African music, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert. The event in Abijan

Congolese singer Papa Wemba, who became a global icon for African music, has died after collapsing on stage during a concert. The event in Abijan

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Africanews launches to 7 million homes across Africa

Africanews, the sister network of euronews, launched from the Republic of the Congo on Wednesday (April 20). Africanews aims to give Africa its

Africanews, the sister network of euronews, launched from the Republic of the Congo on Wednesday (April 20). Africanews aims to give Africa its

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DRC to investigate rape allegations against its UN peacekeepers

The government of the Democratic of Republic Congo (DRC) said on Thursday that it would investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while

The government of the Democratic of Republic Congo (DRC) said on Thursday that it would investigate three of its soldiers accused of rape while

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The Man Who Mends Women: Congolese doctor unveils new documentary

A new documentary by the winner of an EU rights prize highlights the stories of women who have been raped during the conflict in the Democratic

A new documentary by the winner of an EU rights prize highlights the stories of women who have been raped during the conflict in the Democratic

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DR Congo scraps plans for census after days of violent unrest

Democratic Republic of the Congo has scrapped plans for a national census before next year’s presidential elections. An electoral reform bill that

Democratic Republic of the Congo has scrapped plans for a national census before next year’s presidential elections. An electoral reform bill that

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Ship capsizes in Lake Tanganyika killing over 100

At least 129 men, women and children are feared dead after an overloaded boat sank in Lake Tanganyika in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of

At least 129 men, women and children are feared dead after an overloaded boat sank in Lake Tanganyika in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of

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Belgian firm accused of lying over bulldozing of homes

Belgian mining company Groupe Forrest International has denied accusations of being involved in the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in the village of

Belgian mining company Groupe Forrest International has denied accusations of being involved in the bulldozing of hundreds of homes in the village of

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Banking for everyone: Africa's next big challenge

Today in Africa only one person in 10 has access to banking services. This may be because of a lack of revenue, irregular wages or the peculiarities

Today in Africa only one person in 10 has access to banking services. This may be because of a lack of revenue, irregular wages or the peculiarities

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Mobile banking revolutionising personal finance in Africa

Across the world more and more people are using mobile banking services and nowhere more so than in Africa. Seven out of ten Africans have access to

Across the world more and more people are using mobile banking services and nowhere more so than in Africa. Seven out of ten Africans have access to

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Crowd stampede kills at least 15 at DR Congo football match

Some 15 people were killed in a stampede at a football match in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Trouble started towards

Some 15 people were killed in a stampede at a football match in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday. Trouble started towards

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DR Congo troops launch operations against Islamist rebels

Democratic Republic of Congo forces have attacked Ugandan Islamist rebels in the lawless east of the country. The UN-backed offensive has been

Democratic Republic of Congo forces have attacked Ugandan Islamist rebels in the lawless east of the country. The UN-backed offensive has been