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  1. .com | DRC army, rebels clashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | News24

    ... accept their demand of an amnesty and of being integrated into the army. Dozens of armed groups are active in eastern Congo, which has been ravaged by violence since the 1996-2003 Congo wars. Unrelated clashes between protesters and police, ...

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  2. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | WALB-TV Albany

    Anti-government protestors block a road and burn tires during a protest against a new law that could delay elections to be held in 2016, in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, The revis... . Rocks are seen in a main street as anti government protestors burn tires during a protest against a new law that could delay election to be held in 2016, in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Monday, Jan. 19, ... KINSHASA, Congo - Anti-government protests in Congo have left at least a dozen people dead, officials said Thursday, as the Senate postponed a vote on a proposed law that the opposition fears will prolong the president's time in power.

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  3. Joseph Kabila: DR Congo's steely, enigmatic leader...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | New Vision

    ... revived claims Kabila is more intent on prolonging his own reign than unifying the nation. The Democratic Republic of Congo was being riven by "Africa's Great War", in which up to five million people would die, when Kabila's father -- longtime rebel ...

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  4. Bill and Melinda Gates plan to end hunger in Africa in 15 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Grist Magazine

    ... by building basic infrastructure, so that crops can make it to market. They note: The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the size of Western Europe, with a population of more than 60 million, but it has fewer than 2,000 miles of paved roads - the ...

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  5. 29 killed as DRC army, rebels clashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Iol.co.za

    Anti government protestors gather, with some burning tires, during a protest against a new law that could delay elections to be held in 2016, in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. AP Photo/John Bompengo Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo - Nearly 30 people have been killed over the past week in clashes between the Congolese army and one of the armed groups operating in the east of the country, a spokesman for local United Nations peacekeepers said in Bunia on Thursday.

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  6. Swimmers get result oriented training programRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | New Vision

    ... Isaac Senyange is looking forward to the opportunity of a rematch with Haruna Diba after over two years of waiting.... Congo Brazzaville celebrated a historic night while 2013 runners-up Burkina Faso saw their hopes of reaching the last eight ...

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  7. DR Congo Senate delays vote on contested bill to FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Peninsula

    The Democratic Republic of Congo Senate has decided to delay until Friday a vote over hotly-contested legislation to extend President Joseph Kabila's rule, officials said Thursday.

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  8. Ebola Fast FactsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | WICU12 Erie

    ... but not in humans. The first human outbreaks occurred in 1976, one in northern Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) in Central Africa: and the other, in southern Sudan (now South Sudan). The virus is named after the Ebola River, where the ...

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  9. West urges Congo to suspend new election law after deadly protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | AlertNet

    ... to set cookies. A demonstrator holds stones in his hands as he participates in a protest in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Jean Robert N'Kengo KINSHASA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Western powers have urged ...

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  10. Congo Senate delays vote on electoral law: lawmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Daily Star

    KINSHASA: Democratic Republic of Congo's Senate has delayed until Friday a vote on changes to an election law that has triggered days of violent protests, a senator said. The bill, which was approved by the lower house of parliament Saturday, requires a national census be completed before the holding of a presidential election, a move that could allow President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond 2016, when he is due to step down.

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  11. Congo Blocks Internet Access Amid ProtestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Wall Street Journal

    ... Internet blackout on the country for a third straight day as protesters kept up pressure on President Joseph Kabila. Congo ordered telecommunication companies to sever all Internet and short-message services late Monday, after anti-government ...

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  12. Canadian band Silverstein is coming to Vancouver.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | 24 Hours

    ... from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, the Netherlands, Scotland, and the United States. The 2015 Festival features 200 performances and events over 20 days, ...

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  13. UPDATE 1-West urges Congo to suspend new election law after deadly protestsRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Reuters

    Western powers have urged Democratic Republic of Congo to withdraw or re-draft divisive changes to electoral law due to be voted through on Thursday, after days of deadly protests over the legislation, diplomatic sources said. At least one woman was killed when police fired tear gas and live rounds to break up thousands more activists in the eastern city of Goma on Thursday, witnesses said.

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  14. Kinshasa authorities restore Internet, block mobile pho...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Peninsula

    Authorities restored Internet access in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, but kept mobile phones blocked on the fourth day of violent protests against President Joseph Kabila. The Internet connection of AFP's office in Kinshasa started working after a lockdown of almost 48 hours, while police clashed with demonstrators over an electoral law before parliament that would enable Kabila to stay in office beyond 2016.

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  15. .com | Fresh violence in DRC as Senate votes on election lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | News24

    Riot police opened fire on protesters in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday in a new bout of violence as the Senate was set to vote on a controversial bill that would extend President Joseph Kabila 's rule. An international rights group said 42 people had been killed in three days of anti-Kabila demonstrations in Kinshasa, but the government angrily challenged the figures and said 12 people had died.

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  16. Burundi: Burundi Making Strides Towards 'Peaceful, Credible' Elections - UN Political ChiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | AllAfrica.com

    ... armed group of approximately 100 to 200 members entering Cibitoke from neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. Following fighting between the two sides, some 100 members of the armed group were killed. Meanwhile, in a separate incident in ...

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  17. Only three native coaches at 2015 AfconRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Newkerala.com

    According to the records of the Confederation of African Football , the majority of the coaches taking charge of the 16 teams in the tournament come from France, reports Xinhua. South Africa's Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba, Zambia's Honour Janza and Democratic Republic of the Congo's Florent Ibenge are the only three native coaches who are managing their national team's in the competition.

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  18. DR Congo police fire on Goma protesters, two woundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Peninsula

    Police fired on Thursday on protesters opposed to President Joseph Kabila in the town of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, wounding at least two students, an AFP correspondent witnessed. Four groups of demonstrators, each comprised of hundreds of people, gathered to march in the main town of North Kivu province, after four days of deadly protests in the capital Kinshasa.

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  19. Ebola spread to humans linked to population density and vegetation coverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Medical News Today

    ... they may help it along. We first got to know about EVD in 1976 when it broke out in today's Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. Since then, there have been 24 outbreaks of EVD in 10 countries in Central and West Africa. Due to its high ...

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  20. Congo-Kinshasa: Conflict Gold Sold On International Markets Despite...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | AllAfrica.com

    Gold smuggled out of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some from rebel areas, has been sold on the international market through Uganda and the United Arab Emirates in the past year, according to a report published yesterday by the United Nations. The investigation by the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo, based on a year of research, found evidence that gold produced in mines controlled by rebel groups is sold to traders in Uganda.

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