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B. 01-20 Deal close in east DR Congo talks Congo
C. 01-23 Report: 5 million killed in Congo conflict Congo
3. 02-03 Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes Rwanda
4. 03-19 Ranger held over gorilla killings Congo
5. 04-15 Air crash kills more than 80 Goma, Congo
04-16 Plane crash kills 38; others missing Goma, Congo
H. 04-27 UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels' Congo
8. 07-25 47 dead, 100 missing in boat accident Congo

UN troops 'armed DR Congo rebels'  The UN has covered up claims that its troops in DR Congo gave arms to militias and smuggled gold and ivory Ex-Congo VP faces war crimes charges 47 dead, 100 missing in boat accident 17 bodies found in crashed plane All bodies from plane crash found  A team of U.N. peacekeepers lowered by helicopter to a remote plane crash site recovered all 17 bodies from a humanitarian flight Tutsi rebels advancing on city of Goma Map of Goma Congo
Deal close in east DR Congo talks   Report: 5 million killed in Congo conflict  Hopes are high that the government of the DR Congo and armed groups can end a decade of fighting Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes  At least 30 people have been killed and more than 300 hurt. The 2 most powerful occurred hours apart with magnitudes of 6.0 and 5.0 Ranger held over gorilla killings Air crash kills more than 80   The Hewa Bora Airways DC-9 crashed shortly after taking off from the Goma airport, killing 83 passengers and crew on board Plane crash kills 38; others missing Map of Goma Congo

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  Rescue workers were still searching for 20 people, a day after a plane crashed into a busy market
 There were charred bodies amid the wreckage that had not been removed. The DC-9, operated by Hewa Bora airlines, tore through a crowded marketplace in the Birere neighborhood before breaking apart and bursting into flames

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  Kivu conflict: Tutsi rebels under Nkunda are reportedly advancing. MONUC peacekeeping forces are engaged in heavy fighting against rebels

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  A fragile cease-fire appeared to be unraveling as battles between warlord Laurent Nkunda's rebels and the army spread to another town
  'Civilian deaths' probed   The UN is investigating reports that rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead civilians in their homes in the eastern town   Fighting on eve of peace summit  Rebels fought government forces in eastern Congo on the eve of a regional summit on the crisis and despite a recent cease-fire Nov.7     U.N. chief: Rebels 'poisonous' for Congo  Ban Ki-moon said rebels who are fighting government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo pose 'poisonous consequences'   Summit demands action on DR Congo   African leaders in Nairobi have called for an immediate ceasefire in the Democratic Republic of Congo and for UN peacekeepers to get greater... Nov.8 Congolese soldiers advance on rebels UN alleges war crimes in DR Congo Nov.10 Cholera spreads amid standoff Nov.11   Looting, rapes as peace fades
  Congolese soldiers looted villages, raping women and ransacking homes, as the prospect of a sustained ceasefire continued to fade.    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon makes a fresh plea for 3...
Nov.13 Rebels make roadblock out of bodies   Oxfam: Nations failing on Congo crisis  The head of Oxfam International in the Congo: Nations are abdicating their responsibility by failing to provide enough military aid to the U.N. mission Nov.15   U.N. envoy in Congo for peace talks Map of Kinshasa Congo  Special envoy Olusegun Obasanjo in Kinshasa for talks aimed at ending fighting between rebels and government troops in the east Nov.16   U.N. envoy meets Congolese rebel leader
  Laurent Nkunda agreed to back a UN-brokered cease-fire amid efforts to bring an end to a fresh wave of violent unrest
Nov.17 New fighting despite rebel pledges
Nov.18     Rebels 'to withdraw troops'  Rebels loyal to Laurent Nkunda say they are withdrawing from two fronts to create humanitarian corridors Nov.19     UK, France push more UN troops in Congo  Britain and France are calling for an additional 3,000 troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the U.N. has its biggest mission Nov.21 Gunmen kill woman trying to rape girl Park rangers returning to gorilla refuge Nov.24 UN head outlines DR Congo 'abuse' Nov.25   Rapes in Congo increase, aid group says  World Vision: The number of girls being raped has increased sharply since fighting intensified   Rangers regain contact with war-gorillas  Rangers and scientists have made contact for the first time in more than a year with critically endangered gorillas threatened by a war

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Dec.10     UN 'accuses Rwanda and DR Congo'  A draft report for the UN Rwanda and the DR of Congo have both been directly helping rebels fighting in eastern DR Congo Dec.12     Girl caught in crossfire dies  Stray gunfire struck 2 girls at a civilian displacement camp in eastern Congo, killing one and wounding another Dec.14   3 armies 'attack Uganda rebels'  Uganda, DR Congo and the government of South Sudan launched a joint offensive against Ugandan rebels based in eastern DR Congo

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