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07 Aug 2015 description

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing two children, Information Minister Lambert Mende has said.

It was also felt in neighbouring Rwanda were authorities reported minor injuries.

The epicentre of the quake was near Lake Tanganyika and Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province in DR Congo, the Associated Press news agency reports.

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08 Jan 2013 description

M23 rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire ahead of a second round of peace talks with the government of Democratic Republic of Congo.

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30 Nov 2012 description

Rwandan support for rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo may be even more widespread than previously thought.

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22 Nov 2012 description

It is conflict with genocide in its rear-view mirror; a conflict of bewildering complexity, deeply rooted in issues of identity and land, aggressively manipulated by external forces, and haunted by a lingering sense that eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's status quo - violent, unpredictable, and locked in a cynical and seemingly unbreakable cycle of chaos - is much more convenient to those with armies to flex than some sullen, restrictive peace.

22 Aug 2012 description

Ten people have died after contracting a strain of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, medical charity MSF said.

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24 Jul 2012 description

The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing its most serious crisis for years, as a growing rebellion makes significant advances in the mineral-rich east of the country. The BBC's East Africa correspondent, Gabriel Gatehouse, has gained access to territory controlled by the rebels.

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15 May 2012 description

By Humphrey Hawksley

BBC News, Nyabibwe, Democratic Republic of Congo

High in the mountains in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Fidele Yalala, carrying his tools in a sack, climbs down a slippery steep hillside.

Below him lies the opening of the Kilimbi Shaft at Nyabibwe mine. He turns on his headlamp and enters.

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30 Apr 2012 description

Troops loyal to Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court, have taken two towns in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

A BBC reporter in the area says thousands of people are fleeing the fierce fighting towards nearby Goma.

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29 Feb 2012 description

Uganda is to set up a new camp to cope with a influx of refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has said.

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27 Dec 2011 description

On a muddy back street on the outskirts of Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 100 women are laying siege - with cheerful determination - to the rickety gates of a small clinic where aid workers are handing out free items.

It is a familiar scene in a region still rated one of the poorest, and most dangerous, in the world.

But instead of the more familiar search for food, shelter or medicine, the women here - many displaced from their homes by years of conflict - are after nets: cheap, simple, insecticide-soaked, life-saving, mosquito bed nets.

06 Dec 2011 description

The publication of election results in DR Congo has been delayed by 48 hours because of technical difficulties, the country's election commission says.

The results for the presidential poll on 28 November were due by Tuesday when President Joseph Kabila's term ends.

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10 Mar 2011 description

A ban on mining in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo that was imposed six months ago has been lifted.

The government stopped mining operations in three provinces because of the involvement of criminal groups and militias in the industry.

The mining minister said there had been successful army operations against the militias since September.

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