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Dedicated followers of fashion: Congo's designer dandiesupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 09:21:00

Sporting only the most stylish designer labels, wearing only meticulously matched colors, the Congo's dandies are the very embodiment of sartorial elegance.

Congolese protesters rally in U.S. capitalupdated: Sat Jan 21 2012 21:41:00

Protesters rallied in Washington on Saturday to raise awareness of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo following contested elections there in November.

How to plan a round-the-world tripupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 07:31:00

It's the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travelers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Here's our guide to getting started.

Congo vote result 'lacks credibility'updated: Thu Dec 22 2011 06:48:00

David Pottie, of the Carter Center, discusses the disputed results of elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

24 killed since election results announced in Congo, rights group saysupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 06:48:00

Democratic Republic of Congo security forces have killed more than 24 people and arbitrarily detained dozens more since President Joseph Kabila was announced the winner of the disputed president elections on December 9, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Tense Congo awaits election results updated: Fri Dec 09 2011 06:27:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to release election results Thursday after a two-day delay that has intensified tensions between the government and opposition leaders.

Tensions increase as Congolese voteupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 07:10:00

Congolese vote in landmark election following weekend violence. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Congo vote count begins after tense election updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 07:10:00

Vote counting was under way Tuesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo after millions went to the polls in the giant nation's second postwar election amid logistical challenges.

Congolese vote in landmark election following weekend violenceupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 09:53:00

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo lined up at polling stations Monday as the giant country holds its second postwar election despite opposition calls for delay over logistical challenges.

Conflict minerals of Congoupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:30:00

Walking through the jungle in the dead of night with a group of Rwandan rebels best known for their expertise at rape and murder wasn't exactly what we had planned for our first trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. All we wanted was to make a little film about the controversy surrounding the so-called conflict minerals that make our cell phones work, drop a couple Conrad references, and drink a Primus. Just one Primus.

Disabled Congo musicians strike a chord with global fansupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:47:00

From the streets of Kinshasa to sell-out tours across Europe, a group of disabled performers are bringing their punchy tunes and uplifting message to music fans far beyond the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Staff Benda Bilili's storyupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:47:00

Their music and songs come straight from the streets of Kinshasa, DRC, but they grown to fine universal fame.

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.

Gangster film goes global, puts Congo on the movie mapupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 06:13:00

A Congolese gangster drama is kick starting the war-torn country's movie business after operations shut down following decades of conflict.

Creative calling for Angolan starupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 06:13:00

Isha Sesay sits down with Angolan actor Hoji Fortuna to discuss his award-winning performance in "Viva Riva!".

32 killed in U.N. plane crash in Congo, official saysupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:57:00

One person survived the crash of a U.N. plane that killed 32 others in the Congo on Monday, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said.

DRC president's residence attackedupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 17:50:00

Armed men on Sunday attempted to attack the residence of Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but were repelled by troops at a checkpoint before reaching the palace, the country's communications minister said.

Plane crash in Congo kills at least 19updated: Thu Aug 26 2010 08:14:00

At least 19 people died when a small plane crashed Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government official told CNN.

Former U.N. peacekeeper reflects on Congo independenceupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 04:45:00

Donald Luscombe was just 19 when he arrived in the Congo in 1963 as part of a Canadian U.N. peacekeeping force.

3 U.N. peacekeepers killed in Congoupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 16:06:00

Three United Nations peacekeepers were slain at their military encampment in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo Wednesday morning, according to an official with the U.N. mission there.

One of Africa's most famous sonsupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:31:00

Congolese basketballer Dikembe Mutombo tells CNN about his charity work building a modern hospital in his country.

Hundreds killed in Congo after oil tanker truck explodesupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 20:53:00

At least 230 people were killed and 190 injured when an oil tanker flipped over and exploded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a government spokesman said Saturday.

U.N. officials deplore Congolese human rights leader's slayingupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:17:00

A noted human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of Congo has died, a killing said to reflect a "growing trend" in the "intimidation and harassment" of rights defenders in the African nation.

Congo paraplegic band rocks around the worldupdated: Thu May 27 2010 08:07:00

A group of disabled Congolese musicians could soon become a global sensation after an acclaimed documentary about the group was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

Staff Benda Bilili rock Cannes 2010updated: Thu May 27 2010 08:07:00

CNN's Neil Curry brings us the Congolese paraplegic rockers of the band Staff Benda Bilili.

Haye eyes 'Rumble in the Jungle'updated: Mon Dec 28 2009 09:38:00

David Haye has revealed he could be take part in a new "Rumble in the Jungle" in Africa as he seeks to unify the heavyweight division with a fight against Vitali Klitschko.

Activist: Rape of women, girls a weapon of war in Congoupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 17:32:00

Rape has turned into a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the number of attacks on women having grown threefold over the past few years, human rights activists said in October.

'Rape in the Congo'updated: Fri Oct 30 2009 17:32:00

"Rape in the Congo," from a documentary by CNN producer/photojournalist George Lerner.

Rape a weapon of war in Congo, activists sayupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 01:30:00

Rape has turned into a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the number of attacks on women having grown threefold over the past few years, human rights activists said Friday.

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.

Red Cross speeds help for displaced people in Congoupdated: Mon May 18 2009 12:49:00

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is increasing its humanitarian efforts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the humanitarian situation has deteriorated since last fall.

Cell phones help filmmakers reveal unseen Africaupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 08:36:00

Resourceful African filmmakers are using cell phones to tell their stories in spite of political censorship.

SI.com: Ian Thomsen: Mutombo's mission extends beyond basketballupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:05:00

5. The making of new friends. "The hospital was going to cost $14 million,'' the 42-year-old Dikembe Mutombo says.

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 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.

Time.com: Study Traces AIDS Virus Origin to 100 Years Agoupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 15:00:00

The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests

Time.com: 17 Feared Dead in Congo Plane Crashupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 20:55:00

A humanitarian aid flight carrying 17 people crashed while trying to land during a storm in remote eastern Congo, and all aboard were feared dead Tuesday

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.

Time.com: Good News: Gorillas Thrive updated: Tue Aug 05 2008 18:25:00

Conservationists find 125,000 undiscovered western lowland gorillas in Africa, suggesting the species is safe

Time.com: 47 Dead in Congo Boat Accidentupdated: Fri Jul 25 2008 10:00:00

At least 47 people died when a motorized boat sank on a river in Congo, and more than 100 people are missing, a district official said Friday

Time.com: UN: Congo Prisoners Dying of Hungerupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 20:20:00

At least 26 prisoners have died of hunger in a prison in Congo since the beginning of the year, U.N. officials said

Chelsea swoop for $32M defender Bosingwaupdated: Mon May 12 2008 12:57:00

Chelsea have completed the signing of Portugal international right-back Jose Bosingwa from Porto for a fee of £16.2 million pounds ($32 million).

FSB: Turning your cell phone into a walletupdated: Tue Apr 01 2008 08:46:00

When software entrepreneur Carol Realini first visited Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, signs of brutal poverty were everywhere - sprawling slums, diphtheria, flickering power. But she saw one stark contrast: Almost everyone had a cellphone. And the phones were used like virtual money clips.

Plane crash in Congo kills 30updated: Mon Oct 08 2007 10:45:00

At least 30 people were killed Thursday after a plane crashed in a poor, crowded suburb of Kinshasa right after takeoff, according to a Congolese Ministry of Information official.

Plane crashes in Congoupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 10:45:00

Villagers help rescuers look for survivors in a poor, crowded neighborhood near Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Adebayor worried by death threatsupdated: Sun Mar 25 2007 05:50:00

Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor said he was considering his international future after receiving death threats before Togo's 3-1 win over Sierra Leone in an African Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Blast hits Spanish Embassy in Congoupdated: Thu Mar 22 2007 18:04:00

A grenade or mortar shell struck the Spanish Embassy during fighting between factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, a Spanish Foreign Ministry spokesman told CNN.

Fighting flares in Congo's eastupdated: Sat Nov 25 2006 02:11:00

Fighters loyal to a dissident general have attacked army positions in eastern Congo with small arms and heavy weapons, the government and the U.N. said on Saturday.

Fortune: The World At Riskupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 14:20:00

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Fortune: Congo's tin menupdated: Thu Apr 27 2006 11:04:00

Pascal Kasereka emerges from a forest carrying his weight in rocks slung over his back. "We are lucky to have these rocks in the earth," says the 16-year-old, who has spent two days walking from a ...

Police detain opposition protesters in Congoupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 10:06:00

Armed riot police detained dozens of supporters of the Democratic Republic of Congo's leading political opposition party Friday when they broke up a protest over preparations for landmark polls, officials said.

U.N. forces kill 60 Congo militiaupdated: Wed Mar 02 2005 06:17:00

U.N. peacekeepers have killed up to 60 Congolese militiamen in fierce fighting in a lawless region where nine Bangladeshi soldiers were killed last week, according to the U.N.

Three arrested over Congo killingsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 16:22:00

Three militia fighters have been arrested in connection with the murders of nine U.N. peacekeepers on patrol in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday.

Luyindula completes Marseille moveupdated: Fri Jul 30 2004 10:01:00

Lyon striker Peguy Luyindula will replace Didier Drogba at Marseille next season after completing his transfer.

Kabila: Coup attempt has failedupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 02:35:00

The president of Democratic Republic of Congo has appealed for calm after the capital city was rocked by gunfire and tank blasts in a failed coup attempt.

Congo coup attempt failsupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 01:54:00

A coup attempt in the Democratic Republic of Congo was thwarted after rebel soldiers briefly seized control of a government radio station in Kinshasa, Foreign Minister Antoine Ghonda told CNN.

Diplomats: Coup attempt in Congoupdated: Sun Mar 28 2004 09:08:00

Government forces battled attackers at military installations and television headquarters in the Congolese capital on Kinshasa Sunday in what diplomats called a coup attempt against President Joseph Kabila.

Fortune: THE WEALTH THAT LEAVES NO TRACKSupdated: Mon Oct 12 1987 00:01:00

Some famous --and infamous names, such as members of the Mafia, are not on FORTUNE's list of billionaires, even though they have supposedly amassed huge piles of money. Their riches are hard to pro...

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