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Tornado kills 164 Ebola suspected in dozens of deaths 'Ebola spell' teachers stoned Ebola outbreak controlled Massacres despite cease-fire Up to 150 drown as boat capsizes Hundreds killed by Ugandans and allies U.N. probe: almost 1000 dead in raids  At least 966 people were killed in attacks carried out by men, women and children on more than a dozen villages   Ebola death toll reaches 120  135 cases had been recorded since the virus struck in January   Uganda to pull out of Congo  Troops should leave by April 24, the presidents of 5 African nations decided at a summit   Fears of genocide build  Under pressure Uganda is withdrawing its troops. Renewed ethnic fighting and civilian slaughter could erupt Passengers sucked out of plane
Thousands flee fighting Kabila murder: 26 death sentences  A military court convicted and sentenced 26 people to death over the 2001 assassination of Congo President U.N.: Rebels guilty of murder, cannibalism


January 2003 ... more > Top ^
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Jan.15  
  A U.N. investigation confirmed systematic cannibalism, rape, torture and killing by Congolese Liberation Movement


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Feb.13
Feb.21
Feb.25


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May.9  
  The doors opened as the pressure system broke down. 129 people are presumed dead
May.10  
  30,000 people are hiding in the bush fearing ethnic clash
May.13     France may send troops to Congo  France was willing to send a peacekeeping force as fresh fighting broke out in the volatile eastern town of Bunia May.21     230 bodies found in streets  Red Cross gave them 'a decent burial'. Most were civilians killed in gruesome ethnic clashes May.30   U.N. backs Congo emergency force  The Security Council has voted to deploy a French-led force to help stabilize the conflict

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Jun.5   Congolese remember violent executions  residents of Bunia were terrorized and slaughtered, first by Lendu fighters and then by Hema minority Jun.7     Violent clashes erupt   A day after French troops arrived here, fighting erupted between rival militias in the city of Bunia Jun.10   French force arrives in Bunia  Force is to bolster a UN peacekeeping contingent that has been unable to prevent tribal fighting Jun.21   French set 72 hour Bunia gun deadline  The force sent to protect civilians set a deadline for gunmen to leave the town Jun.30   Decree lifts peace hopes  President has signed a decree setting up a new power-sharing government, joining the government and rebels

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Jul.17   Government swears in rebels
  2 rebel leaders have been sworn in as VPs in a power-sharing government to bring an end to five years of civil war
Jul.22     French troops find 22 hacked bodies  Peacekeepers found the bodies of elderly, women and children in a village after trading gunfire with militiamen

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Aug.5   French troops foil massacre
  Troops on helicopter patrol over the savannah of northeastern Congo stopped a massacre in progress in a remote village

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Oct.6   UN finds massacre
  Peacekeepers have found the bodies of 23 massacred civilians, killed by bullets or machetes

November 2003 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   U.N. workers say thousands raped
  Thousands of women have suffered 'atrocious rapes' during 5 years of civil war Nov.25     Ebola outbreak kills 18
  164 people have come into contact with the deadly virus around Mbomo Nov.27   Boat tragedy 'kills 200'
  2 ferries collided on a lake, more than the 50 initially reported missing





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Thousands flee fighting U.N.: Rebels guilty of murder, cannibalism




Congo, 2003 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2003
Jan.4
Jan.15
  A U.N. investigation confirmed systematic cannibalism, rape, torture and killing by Congolese Liberation Movement
Mar.20 Massacres despite cease-fire Apr.5 Hundreds killed by Ugandans and allies Apr.10   Uganda to pull out of Congo  Troops should leave by April 24, the presidents of 5 African nations decided at a summit May.7   Fears of genocide build  Under pressure Uganda is withdrawing its troops. Renewed ethnic fighting and civilian slaughter could erupt May.10 U.N. reports 14 executions amid fighting
  30,000 people are hiding in the bush fearing ethnic clash
May.13   France may send troops to Congo  France was willing to send a peacekeeping force as fresh fighting broke out in the volatile eastern town of Bunia May.21   230 bodies found in streets  Red Cross gave them 'a decent burial'. Most were civilians killed in gruesome ethnic clashes May.30 U.N. backs Congo emergency force  The Security Council has voted to deploy a French-led force to help stabilize the conflict Jun.7   Violent clashes erupt   A day after French troops arrived here, fighting erupted between rival militias in the city of Bunia Jun.10 French force arrives in Bunia  Force is to bolster a UN peacekeeping contingent that has been unable to prevent tribal fighting Jun.21 French set 72 hour Bunia gun deadline  The force sent to protect civilians set a deadline for gunmen to leave the town Jun.30 Decree lifts peace hopes  President has signed a decree setting up a new power-sharing government, joining the government and rebels Jul.17 Government swears in rebels
  2 rebel leaders have been sworn in as VPs in a power-sharing government to bring an end to five years of civil war
Jul.22   French troops find 22 hacked bodies  Peacekeepers found the bodies of elderly, women and children in a village after trading gunfire with militiamen Aug.5 French troops foil massacre
  Troops on helicopter patrol over the savannah of northeastern Congo stopped a massacre in progress in a remote village Oct.6 UN finds massacre  Peacekeepers have found the bodies of 23 massacred civilians, killed by bullets or machetes



Congo, 2003 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2003 Feb.6 Tornado kills 164 Feb.13 Ebola suspected in dozens of deaths Feb.25 Ebola outbreak controlled Mar.24 Up to 150 drown as boat capsizes Apr.9   Ebola death toll reaches 120  135 cases had been recorded since the virus struck in January May.9 Passengers sucked out of plane
  The doors opened as the pressure system broke down. 129 people are presumed dead
Nov.25   Ebola outbreak kills 18  164 people have come into contact with the deadly virus around Mbomo Nov.27 Boat tragedy 'kills 200'
  2 ferries collided on a lake, more than the 50 initially reported missing




Congo, 2003 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2003 Jan.8 Kabila murder: 26 death sentences  A military court convicted and sentenced 26 people to death over the 2001 assassination of Congo President Jan.15 U.N.: Rebels guilty of murder, cannibalism
  A U.N. investigation confirmed systematic cannibalism, rape, torture and killing by Congolese Liberation Movement
Feb.21 'Ebola spell' teachers stoned Mar.20 Massacres despite cease-fire Apr.6 U.N. probe: almost 1000 dead in raids  At least 966 people were killed in attacks carried out by men, women and children on more than a dozen villages May.10 U.N. reports 14 executions amid fighting
  30,000 people are hiding in the bush fearing ethnic clash
Jun.5 Congolese remember violent executions  residents of Bunia were terrorized and slaughtered, first by Lendu fighters and then by Hema minority Jun.21 French set 72 hour Bunia gun deadline  The force sent to protect civilians set a deadline for gunmen to leave the town Jul.22   French troops find 22 hacked bodies  Peacekeepers found the bodies of elderly, women and children in a village after trading gunfire with militiamen Nov.4 U.N. workers say thousands raped  Thousands of women have suffered 'atrocious rapes' during 5 years of civil war