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150,199 cases of electoral registration fraud uncovered

IRIN - November 15, 2005

The Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced on Monday that 150,199 people had been caught registering to vote twice.


Soldiers face rape charges

IRIN - October 6, 2005

In what the UN says sets an important legal precedent for the Democratic Republic of Congo, a court-martial hearing began this week in the northwestern province of Equateur for 12 soldiers accused of raping 119 women.


Referendum to be delayed, official says

IRIN - September 30, 2005

A constitutional referendum for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not be held on 27 October as planned because only about half of the voters have registered so far, the head of the country's electoral commission said on Thursday.


Once displaced by war, hundreds return to Kisangani

IRIN - July 5, 2005

Around 890 people displaced from their homes almost seven years ago in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived in Kisangani, capital of Orientale Province, on Sunday after 43 gruelling days on a boat on the Congo River that came from Equateur Province.


Rampaging soldiers kill nine civilians in northwestern town of Mbandaka

IRIN - July 4, 2005

Nine people were killed on Sunday when about 100 soldiers went on the rampage to avenge the death of a comrade in Mbandaka, the largest town in Equateur province in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman in the country said.


UN agency helps thousands of IDPs return home

IRIN - May 23, 2005

Some 1,600 internally displaced people (IDPs) began their journey home on Thursday along the mighty River Congo, from Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the provinces of Equateur and Orientale, according to a UN official.


First of thousands of refugees return to Equateur

IRIN - April 29, 2005

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) repatriated on Thursday the first 109 of 57,000 refugees from the Republic of Congo (ROC) to their homes in Equateur Province, northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo


UN agency to begin repatriation of thousands to Equateur

IRIN - April 27, 2005

The first 100 of some 58,000 refugees who had been living in the Republic of Congo (ROC) in the past six years are due to begin returning to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s Equateur Province on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the UN refugees agency, UNHCR, announced.


Refugees to return to Equateur Province

IRIN - April 7, 2005

Although conflicts continue to smoulder in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), most refugees could soon return to their homes in Equateur Province, in the northwest of the country.


Boat capsizes, killing 16

IRIN - March 21, 2005

Sixteen people died on Saturday in the western province of Equateur, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after a boat capsized on the River Congo in Lukolela Territory, about 200 km from the provincial capital of Mbandaka, a local official told IRIN.









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