UN was unaware of Congo mass rapes, says envoy

The top UN envoy in Congo said two peacekeeping patrols were not informed by villagers that mass rapes were taking place and the United Nations is now working to improve communications and prevent any recurrence.

Congo rebels 'gang-rape women and babies'

Rebel soldiers gang-raped nearly 200 women and four baby boys within 10 miles of a United Nations peacekeepers' base, it was claimed last night.

Up to 138 killed in Congo river boat accident

As many as 138 people died when an overloaded boat carrying passengers and goods capsized in rough water in the Democratic Republic of Congo, police said.

Album: Anywhere on This Road, Various Artists (Sound of the World)

When Charlie Gillett died four months ago, the world music business lost its first and greatest broadcasting champion.

Fuel tanker explosion kills 200 in Congo

More than 200 people were killed and 100 injured when a fuel tanker overturned and exploded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last night, a local governor said today.

Leading article: Congo - Africa's disaster

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Congo's independence from Belgium. It will be a bitter-sweet occasion, for this is a state that epitomises so many of Africa's historic and contemporary problems. The Congo is shackled with a terrible (and notoriously brutal) colonial legacy. This is a nation the size of Western Europe with only a handful of usable roads. With its stark east-west divide and countless ethnic and tribal divisions it is doubtful whether it is actually a viable state at all.

Belgium revisits the scene of its colonial shame

King Leopold II terrorised Congo. Now his descendant is there to help celebrate 50 years of independence

Belgians accused of war crimes in killing of Congo leader Lumumba

A son of Congo's first democratically-elected leader, Patrice Lumumba, is to seek the prosecution for war crimes of 12 Belgian officials suspected of aiding his father's assassination in 1961.

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Danish comeback ends Cameroon's World Cup dream

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

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Fifa corruption arrests

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How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

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The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

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Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

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Is bridge becoming hip?

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The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

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The rise of Lego Clubs

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Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada