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22 Nov
We cross to Kenya, as former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agree on the need for M23 rebels to cease fire and withdraw from captured territories in eastern DR Congo. The rebels have waged several offensives there this year in their first major comeback since 2012, prompting clashes with the army that have displaced thousands of civilians since March.
7 Nov
In the eastern Congo, a powerful armed group controls lucrative gold mines. DW’s Mariel Mueller is the first international journalist who got access. She speaks with miners who are forced to pay 'tax' to the Mai-Mai Yakutumba and with survivors of its brutal attacks.
7 Nov
In the eastern Congo, a powerful armed group controls lucrative gold mines. DW’s Mariel Mueller is the first international journalist who got access. She speaks with miners who are forced to pay 'tax' to the Mai-Mai Yakutumba and with survivors of its brutal attacks.
4 Nov
The expulsion of Rwandan Ambassador Vincent Karega came on a day when M23 rebels doubled the territory they control. DRC authorities accuse Kigali of backing the rebel group.
6 Oct
Ahead of the COP 27 climate summit next month, ministers and senior delegates have been meeting for talks in Kinshasa - where the focus has been on the failure by wealthy world to keep their funding promises.
29 Sep
On 21 August 2022, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced that a new laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) had been detected in a 46-year-old woman living in the city of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
8 Sep
Sharply-suited dignitaries gathered to inaugurate a footbridge in the Congolese capital on Monday only for the structure to collapse beneath their feet to the barely concealed delight of onlookers, video verified by Reuters showed.
21 Aug
The Democratic Republic of Congo's resentment of UN peacekeepers is a wake-up call and offers an opportunity for introspection. The UN must change its approach to missions in Africa's hot spots, writes DW's George Okach.
6 Aug
Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the spokesman for a U.N. mission in the country to leave, accusing him of "indelicate and inappropriate" statements that contributed to tensions behind deadly protests last week.
13 Jul
The forests of Congo's South Kivu province are being depleted, in part by the production of charcoal - but in Bukavu a club for retirees is fighting back by making briquettes from the city's waste.
12 Jul
Relations between the Democratic Republic of Congo and neighboring Rwanda hit an all-time low as each blamed the other for escalating violence in the region. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by fighting.
1 Jul
The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.

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