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U.N. troops reinforce Congolese army in regional capitalupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 17:56:00

The United Nations and Congolese army are sending additional soldiers to the troubled regional capital of Goma, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.

Congo's erupting volcano boosts tourism updated: Mon Nov 28 2011 08:17:00

Spewing red hot lava 300 meters in the air, an erupting volcano in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is turning the war-torn African country into an unlikely tourist destination.

Two children, army general among survivors of Congo plane crashupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 04:57:00

The death toll in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo has dropped to 82, the state news agency reported Saturday.

Report: Plane crash in Congo kills at least 90 peopleupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 00:51:00

At least 90 people died when a passenger plane crashed Friday at the Kisangani airport in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the state news agency reported.

The endangered gorillas of Gomaupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 05:19:00

Conservationists plan a bold experiment, reintroducing orphaned, endangered gorillas back into their forest habitat.

Orphaned gorillas find a safe havenupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 05:19:00

In a remote, rural area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund has opened the country's first rehabilitation center for Grauer's gorillas.

Alleged leader of Congo militia linked to rapes is arrestedupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 06:35:00

The suspected leader of an armed rebel group accused of committing mass rapes this summer in Congo was arrested Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the United Nations' stabilization mission to the African nation told CNN.

Volcano erupts in Congoupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:56:00

Africa's most active volcano, Mount Nyamuragira in the Democratic Republic of Congo, erupted early Saturday, spewing lava off its southern flank, the Congolese Wildlife Authority reported.

Baby gorillas in Congo getting a new playpen: Paradiseupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 23:57:00

The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday. Hillary Clinton Pledges to 'Banish Sexual Violence'updated: Sat Aug 22 2009 11:07:00

Her visit with African rape victims exposed the Secretary to the worst of humanity

Clinton offers aid to victims of Africa's longest conflictupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 17:51:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought an offer of help Tuesday for victims -- especially victims of sexual violence -- in Africa's longest war, a regional conflict that's dragged on for more than a decade.

Cell phone stories writing new chapter in print publishingupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 02:40:00

Yume-Hotaru's first novel was a best-seller in Japanese bookstores, and he wrote it entirely with his thumbs.

Congo to rebels: Surrender nowupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 14:28:00

The Congolese government is broadcasting messages to Rwandan rebels within its borders demanding they surrender, the Democratic Republic of Congo's communications minister told CNN on Sunday.

U.N.: Rwandan troops in Congo for joint operationupdated: Wed Jan 21 2009 21:39:00

Rwandan troops have crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo to prepare for a joint operation with Congolese forces against a Hutu militia, the United Nations said.

Commentary: No one is safe in Congo strifeupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 09:18:00

"Every night someone disappears. Parents and children vanish. We don't know where they have gone. There are killings in the nights. We hear shooting," Valerie, a 27-year-old mother, said of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Scores dying from disease in Congo conflictupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 09:43:00

The number of young children dying from preventable diseases like malaria and diarrhea has increased dramatically because of war in eastern Congo, an aid agency announced Wednesday.

Gunmen kill aid worker in Congo ambushupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 09:47:00

Gunmen killed an aid worker in war-wracked eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in an ambush Monday, according to his employer, an Italian non-government organization.

Congo's fight against diseaseupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 16:26:00

CNN's Tim Lister reports on international efforts to avoid a health catastrophe in the Congo.

U.N.: Gunmen kill woman while trying to rape girl at campupdated: Fri Nov 21 2008 16:26:00

Armed men entered a Congolese camp for displaced people Friday to kidnap and rape a girl, but when the girl screamed, the gunmen fired shots, killing a 20-year-old woman, a U.N. spokesman said. Ben Affleck on Mercy Mission to Congoupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 14:40:00

The star seeks to bring attention to the lack of aid agencies in the violence-ridden region

Congo violence continuesupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 05:25:00

Civilians continue to flee fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reports: Angola promises troops as Congo peace fadesupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 05:25:00

Angola has said it will send troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo, say agencies, as U.N. officials claim that Congolese soldiers have raped women, looted villages and ransacked homes in the wartorn region.

Reports of looting, rapes as Congo peace fadesupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 20:10:00

Congolese soldiers looted villages, reportedly raping women and ransacking homes, late Monday and early Tuesday, U.N. officials said, as the prospect of a sustained ceasefire between government troops and rebel soldiers continued to fade.

Congo rebels not honoring cease-fire, official saysupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 19:45:00

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are not honoring a cease-fire and have been killing dozens of soldiers and even civilians, a government official said Sunday. Congo Refuses Direct Talks with Rebelsupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 14:00:00

Congo's government rejected a rebel warlord's demand for direct talks to solve the conflict that has left hundreds of thousands hungry and homeless

Looking for diplomatic answersupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 01:12:00

ITN's Jane Dodge reports on the efforts of the international community to bring diplomacy to the Dem. Republic of Congo.

Cease-fire holding in Congo, U.N. official saysupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 01:12:00

A fragile cease-fire between government troops and rebels threatening the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma is holding but the situation remains tense, U.N. officials said Monday evening.

Congo refugees brave rebels rather than stay in campsupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 21:42:00

Thousands of people who fled fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are crossing back into rebel-held territory because they say conditions at refugee camps are intolerable.

Congo cease-fire holding, U.S. diplomat saysupdated: Sun Nov 02 2008 01:25:00

Both sides in the Congo rebel fighting that has displaced thousands of people seem committed to maintaining the days-old cease-fire, the top U.S. diplomat for Africa said Saturday. Congo Quagmire Finally Grabs the World's Attentionupdated: Sat Nov 01 2008 18:00:00

Analysis: The current humanitarian catastrophe has its origins in another disaster in eastern Africa -- the genocides of Rwanda

Rebel general offers aid corridor for Congoupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 17:14:00

The rebel general who ordered a cease-fire for his forces said Thursday he has offered to create a "humanitarian corridor" so aid can safely reach thousands displaced by four days of fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo rebels declare cease-fire to prevent panicupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 22:54:00

Rebel forces have declared a cease-fire after four days of fighting in the North Kivu province of eastern Congo, the French ambassador to the United Nations said after Security Council talks on the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Violence in the Congoupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 22:54:00

U.N. peacekeepers struggle to stop rebel fighters in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Why Congo's Peacekeepers Are Coming Under Fireupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 16:00:00

Peacekeeping missions are difficult and complicated, but that doesn't mean we should stop trying to intervene

Thousands flee rebel advance in Congoupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 15:34:00

Rebel attacks north of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo prompted thousands more civilians to flee Tuesday, and U.N. officials said a U.N. convoy trying to provide security near Goma also was attacked.

U.N. tanks stonedupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 15:34:00

People throw stones at U.N. tanks near Goma, Congo, as U.N. peacekeepers advise others to leave as rebels approach.

Congolese flee fightingupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 18:57:00

With their belongings on carts or in their hands, refugees escape from the fighting in eastern Congo.

U.N. gunships battle rebels in east Congoupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 18:57:00

U.N. gunships battled rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, according to U.N. spokesman Michele Bonnardeaux. Syrians Hold Funerals for US Raid Deathsupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 14:00:00

Thousands of civilians threw rocks at four United Nations offices in eastern Congo on Monday, venting outrage at the organization's inability to protect them from rebel forces advancing on the provincial capital of Goma

Thousands flee fighting as Congo rebels seize gorilla parkupdated: Sun Oct 26 2008 13:28:00

Congolese rebels seized a major military camp and a spacious gorilla park in a renewed bout of heavy fighting that sent thousands fleeing, according to the United Nations and park officials.

17 feared dead as U.N. aid flight crashes in Congoupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 07:05:00

A humanitarian plane carrying 17 people -- most of them relief workers -- has crashed during a storm in a mountainous region in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Wreckage in Congoupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 21:35:00

iReporter Eiane Nzalenya shot this video of fire and wreckage at the site of a deadly plane crash in Goma, Congo.

20 missing after Congo plane crashupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 21:35:00

Rescue workers were still searching for 20 people Wednesday, a day after a plane in the Democratic Republic of Congo crashed into a busy market, killing at least 38 people and injuring another 115, officials said.

Crash survivor: God 'still has work for us to do'updated: Wed Apr 16 2008 16:24:00

A missionary family from Minnesota is glad to be alive and together after surviving a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the father said Wednesday.

Survivor describes plane crashupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 16:24:00

CNN's Alina Cho speaks with a survivor of this week's fatal plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Plane crashes into African marketplaceupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 06:09:00

A plane crashed Tuesday shortly after taking off from the Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo, tearing the roofs off houses as it plowed through a densely populated marketplace near the runway.

5M dead as Congo peace deal signedupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 23:40:00

The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and armed groups in the country signed a deal Wednesday to end years of fighting in the country's east, according to Peter Kessler, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Living in fear: Camp life in Congoupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 05:17:00

For 17-year-old Madeleine, sunset brings fear. "People prowl around the camp at night," she says, sitting on her straw bed in the makeshift camp she is forced to call "home."

Tens of thousands flee Congo refugee campsupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 15:25:00

Tens of thousands of Congolese refugees fled camps Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo as rebel troops attacked government forces in the area, the U.N. refugee agency said.

BBC interviews the wrong 'Guy'updated: Tue May 16 2006 05:17:00

The BBC interviewed the wrong Guy.

Suspected Madrid bombing ringleader killedupdated: Sun Apr 04 2004 06:58:00

A Tunisian man identified by the Spanish government as the ringleader of the March 11 bombings in Madrid was among five suspects who may have been killed Saturday when they blew themselves up as police closed in on their apartment, Spanish authorities said.

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