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  • 01:17 New Airline Launched In DRC

    New Airline Launched In DRC

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    A new airline has been launched in the Democtratic Republic of Congo. The new operator which comes as the country's sector is serviced by blacklisted firms, launched on Friday and says it hopes to revolutionize the country's aviation sector.

  • 01:17 Denis Mukwege On Sexual Violence

    Denis Mukwege On Sexual Violence

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    Dr. Denis Mukwege describes the horrific warcrimes and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and how the media react to it.

  • 01:34 Political Tensions In DRC Continue To Run High Ahead Of 2016 Elections

    Political Tensions In DRC Continue To Run High Ahead Of 2016 Elections

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    The top U.N. diplomat in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is urging the government to take all necessary measures to ensure national elections happen on time, are transparent, credible and inclusive. Giving his final briefing before the Council Martin

  • 02:26 Democratic Republic of Congo's Richest Province Wants To Separate From State

    Democratic Republic of Congo's Richest Province Wants To Separate From State

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    Tense few months are ahead for the southern province of Katanga, DR Congo. Katanga is home to much of the country's mineral wealth but many residents say Katanga is falling behind. The issue's likely to heat up as the country heads towards elections next

  • 01:36 Paris Showcase Aims At Changing Perceptions About DR Congo

    Paris Showcase Aims At Changing Perceptions About DR Congo

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    An exhibition dubbed Beautiful Congo is being held in Paris. The exhibition seeks to help change perceptions about DR Congo, through the use of art and culture. And as Leslie Mirungu reports, positive reviews have already been received from those who have

  • 02:00 Congo Pygmies Fight For Their Rights

    Congo Pygmies Fight For Their Rights

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    Pigmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been demanding protection against discrimination. They accuse some communities of marginalisation. Susan Mwongeli reports

  • 01:17 Thomas Lubanga Wants To Research Ethnic Violence

    Thomas Lubanga Wants To Research Ethnic Violence

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    Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga is seeking to be freed early from jail. He was sentenced to 14 years for using child soldiers and raping girls but now he's eligible for release. And he says he should be allowed out, to research the causes of ethni

  • 00:51 More Than 300 Dead, 20,000 Infected By Measles Outbreak In Congo

    More Than 300 Dead, 20,000 Infected By Measles Outbreak In Congo

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    According to a United Nations report on August 12th, a measles outbreak spreading across the Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 300 people

  • 09:35 Protecting Gorillas And More In Congo's Virunga National Park

    Protecting Gorillas And More In Congo's Virunga National Park

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    Virunga's rangers work to protect this national park and UNESCO World Heritage site in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo from threats such as rebel militias, poachers, the charcoal trade, and, over the last two years, a high-stakes proposal to begin ex

  • 04:11 DRC: Ethnic Militias Attack Civilians In Katanga

    DRC: Ethnic Militias Attack Civilians In Katanga

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    Kinshasa: The widespread killing and displacement of civilians by ethnic militia in northern Katanga, in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, shows the urgent need for the government to protect civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The governmen

  • 02:38 DR Congo: Gov't Launches Programme To Rehabilitate Child Soldiers

    DR Congo: Gov't Launches Programme To Rehabilitate Child Soldiers

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    After decades of war, the Democratic Republic of Congo has pledged to help former child combatants, caught up in the violence, rebuild their lives. In June, the government launched a training programme for perpetrators and victims of violence, which they

  • 02:37 DR Congo Entrepreneur's Antique Furniture Gets World Acclaim

    DR Congo Entrepreneur's Antique Furniture Gets World Acclaim

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    With Democratic Republic of Congo's wealth of forest cover, a small-scale entrepreneur Papa Komanda has carved out a niche for himself in growing the country's furniture industry, by making high-end furniture and exporting to Europe and neighbouring count

  • 02:26 Solar Energy Business Booming In Eastern DR Congo

    Solar Energy Business Booming In Eastern DR Congo

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    With a very small percentage of the population in eastern DR Congo connected to the electricity grid, residents are increasingly turning to the sun's rays to meet their energy needs. In Goma, solar panel sales have skyrocketed. Clementine Logan reports

  • 02:40 Beni Residents Recount Moments Of  Attack By Islamist Rebels

    Beni Residents Recount Moments Of Attack By Islamist Rebels

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    Islamist rebels have killed hundreds of people in recent months in the north-east of DR Congo. Beni has repeatedly been a target for their attacks. Troops are trying to secure the region. Residents live in constant fear for their lives. CCTV's Clementine

  • 02:02 Will The UN Troops Help Subdue The Islamist Rebels In DR Congo?

    Will The UN Troops Help Subdue The Islamist Rebels In DR Congo?

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    Military operations are underway against Islamist rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are accused of killing hundreds of people in the east of the country in recent months. The United Nations fears they are just getting started. CCTV's Clemen

  • 01:11 Kabila Visits Eastern Region Where Peace Restored After Rebel Unrest

    Kabila Visits Eastern Region Where Peace Restored After Rebel Unrest

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    The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was given a hero's welcome in the eastern city of Goma on Sunday. Thousands of people lined the streets of the city as President Joseph Kabila went on a triumphant walkabout. It was Kabila's first visit to

  • 01:43 People React To News Of Lubanga's Sentence At The ICC

    People React To News Of Lubanga's Sentence At The ICC

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    The news that the International Criminal Court sentenced a Congolese warlord to 14 years in jail for using child soldiers on Tuesday was welcomed by many in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thomas Lubanga was found guilty in March of recruiting, kidnappi

  • 00:52 Protests Over Proposed Change To Election Law

    Protests Over Proposed Change To Election Law

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    Demonstrators took to the streets of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday to protest against a proposed change to an electoral law that requires a census before presidential elections scheduled for 2016. Critics say the mo

  • 08:35 Operation Smile Initiative In Africa

    Operation Smile Initiative In Africa

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    Two billion people in the world lack access to basic surgical care and every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate. Operation Smile, will tomorrow depart to Malawi for a surgical mission. It follows their successful mega mission trip to the

  • 06:40 How Operation Smile SA performed 273 facial reconstructive surgeries on kids in DRC in 10 days

    How Operation Smile SA performed 273 facial reconstructive surgeries on kids in DRC in 10 days

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    How Operation Smile SA performed 273 facial reconstructive surgeries on kids in DRC in 10 days

  • 45:01 MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba

    MI6 and the death of Patrice Lumumba

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    Congo's first elected prime minister was Patrice Lumumba who was immediately faced with a breakdown of order. There was an army revolt while secessionist groups from the mineral-rich province of Katanga made their move and Belgian paratroopers returned, s

  • 26:25 Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

    Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering the Truth

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    Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century. Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conf

  • 50:48 Blood Coltan

    Blood Coltan

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    The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold. ‘Blood Coltan’ exposes the