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Central African nations warn Trump reform could lead to conflict

A coalition of 12 African countries has sounded the alarm that a possible US reform to rules on “conflict minerals” could create violence in Africa

A coalition of 12 African countries has sounded the alarm that a possible US reform to rules on “conflict minerals” could create violence in Africa

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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: Clashes in Kinshasa 'kill more than 20'

Clashes in Kinshasa appear to have left more than 20 civilians dead, the UN reports, citing ‘pretty solid information’.

Clashes in Kinshasa appear to have left more than 20 civilians dead, the UN reports, citing ‘pretty solid information’.

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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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DR Congo: 'Dozens dead' in anti-government protests claims opposition

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed more than 50 people on Monday, according to the opposition, in a violent crackdown on anti-government…

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed more than 50 people on Monday, according to the opposition, in a violent crackdown on anti-government…

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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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Goodbye Mandima - remembering the end of an African childhood

Through home-movies discovered at my grandparents’ home in Bordeaux, I recount my childhood in Mandima, a little village in northeast Zaire, where

Through home-movies discovered at my grandparents’ home in Bordeaux, I recount my childhood in Mandima, a little village in northeast Zaire, where

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DR Congo's former VP Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes

In what is being described as a historic decision, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found the Democratic Republic of Congo’s former vice

In what is being described as a historic decision, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found the Democratic Republic of Congo’s former vice

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DRC capital brought to standstill in one-day general strike

A one-day strike brought the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo to a standstill on Tuesday (February 16). It aims to force President Joseph

A one-day strike brought the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo to a standstill on Tuesday (February 16). It aims to force President Joseph

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The day I met Masika

“You know, sometimes, I no longer want to live,” Masika had told me, her eyes filled with tears. “But I still find the strength, for the children.”

“You know, sometimes, I no longer want to live,” Masika had told me, her eyes filled with tears. “But I still find the strength, for the children.”

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DRC parties hard as fans celebrate nation's CHAN 2016 victory

When DR Congo's youngster Meshack Elia netted his second goal to send Mali packing, Kinshasa was already partying. That was still before Jonathan Bolingi slotted home the third, to seal a record secon

When DR Congo's youngster Meshack Elia netted his second goal to send Mali packing, Kinshasa was already partying. That was still before Jonathan Bolingi slotted home the third, to seal a record secon

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Sprint gold for Cote d'Ivoire in the All African Games

The peak of the All African Games was the the finals of the Men’s and Women’s 100 metres. Ben Youssef Meiti sprinted to take gold in the men’s

The peak of the All African Games was the the finals of the Men’s and Women’s 100 metres. Ben Youssef Meiti sprinted to take gold in the men’s

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On your marks for the 11th edition of African Games

The 11th edition of the African Games begins on Friday in Brazzaville, Congo and marks the 50th anniversary of the multisport event. The first

The 11th edition of the African Games begins on Friday in Brazzaville, Congo and marks the 50th anniversary of the multisport event. The first

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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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Five of the world's most-wanted for crimes against humanity

They are accused of some of the most horrific crimes imaginable, including genocide, murder and forcing children to be sex slaves. Yet despite

They are accused of some of the most horrific crimes imaginable, including genocide, murder and forcing children to be sex slaves. Yet despite

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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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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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Rights group reports police 'abuses' in DR Congo

US campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the police in the Democratic Republic of Congo of executing 51 people and being responsible

US campaign group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the police in the Democratic Republic of Congo of executing 51 people and being responsible