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  U.N.: Gang rape 'rampant' in Congo  U.N. investigator: Extreme sexual violence against women is pervasive and local authorities do little to stop it or prosecute those responsi... 68 die in train crash in remote region  The accident took place late near Benaleka, around 220 kilometers northwest of the town of Kananga in Western Kasai province Fighting threatens gorillas  Renewed fighting inside a national park that is home to endangered mountain gorillas forced rangers to flee for the second time in less than a week   WHO issues alert on Ebola  An outbreak of fever kills nearly all of those it infects and has no cure or treatment Congolese flee renegade general  Some 4,000 people have arrived at a UN camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Plane crash kills 30 Map of Kinshasa Congo
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  UN boss starts Africa tour in DRC  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is on his first official foreign trip since taking office ICC trial for DR Congo's warlord  The only permanent international war crimes court has ruled there is enough evidence to put Thomas Lubanga on trial   Official arrested over missing uranium  Fortunat Lumu, the Democratic Republic of Congo's top atomic energy official, is being held over allegations of uranium smuggling Blast hits Spanish embassy  A grenade or mortar shell struck the Embassy during fighting between factions DR Congo rebel chief seeks refuge  Jean-Pierre Bemba has taken refuge in the South African embassy after fighting erupted in the capital 600,000 flee 'peace' force   113,000 civilians have fled fighting in North Kivu since February, and the province now has 600,000 displaced people   UN troops 'traded gold for guns'

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  Pakistani peacekeeping troops have traded in gold and sold weapons to militia groups they were meant to disarm

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  The shooting deaths of 4 mountain gorillas, 3 females and an alpha male silverback, are prompting a U.N. agency to send a mission

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  The Russian-made Antonov-26 crashed in a poor, crowded suburb of Kinshasa right after takeoff
  All 22 on board the plane as well as up to 8 people on the ground
Oct.7   Rebels seize rare gorilla habitat  Rebels have seized an area in eastern Congo that serves as a wildlife habitat, threatening one of the last known populations of the animals Oct.14   DR Congo rebels in new stand-off  In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo government troops stand-off rebels loyal to Gen Laurent Nkunda Oct.20   Thousands flee amid clashes Map of Rutshuru Congo
  Clashes between local militias and the dissident general, Laurent Nkunda, in Bunagana sent refugees flooding into the nearby town of Rutshuru

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Nov.13   Tens of thousands flee refugee camps
  It didn't appear rebels had targeted the camps; some were looted after camp residents, classified as internally displaced persons, fled

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Dec.23   Child kidnap 'surge' in DR Congo
  Recent fighting has led to a surge in child abductions by armed groups making children act as soldiers, sex slaves, porters and spies

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