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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 Congo rights group urges attorney general to investigate costly passports
DAKAR, April 23 (Reuters) - A Congolese rights group has written to the attorney general to demand a criminal investigation into a Reuters report that most of the money from fees for printing new passports goes overseas.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 Brussels prosecutors investigate Congolese passport deal
BRUSSELS, April 20 (Reuters) - Brussels prosecutors are investigating a deal between Belgian company Semlex and the Democratic Republic of Congo to supply biometric passports, a spokesman for the prosecutors' office said on Thursday.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 UPDATE 2-U.N. finds 17 mass graves in Congo, threatens global court investigation
* Total of 40 mass graves found so far (Adds government response, details)

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 BRIEF-Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals signs in-principle deal with Republic of Congo govt
April 19 (Reuters) - Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 UPDATE 3-South Sudan refugees release U.N. Congo mission staff
DAKAR, April 18 (Reuters) - A hundred unarmed South Sudanese refugees in east Congo took 13 United Nations mission staff hostage on Tuesday, demanding to be moved to a third country before later releasing them unharmed.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 U.N. staff held by South Sudan refugees in Congo released safely
UNITED NATIONS, April 18 (Reuters) - The United Nations said 16 members of its peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo had been released safely after being taken hostage earlier on Tuesday by unarmed South Sudanese refugees demanding to be moved to a third country.

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 South Sudan refugees take 13 U.N. mission staff hostage
DAKAR, April 18 (Reuters) - A hundred unarmed South Sudanese refugees in eastern Congo took 13 United Nations mission staff hostage on Tuesday, demanding that they be moved to a third country, a U.N. official based in the area said.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 UPDATE 1-DR Congo opposition calls for investigation into expensive passports
DAKAR, April 17 (Reuters) - Opposition leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo called on national authorities on Monday to investigate a report by Reuters last week that most of the money paid by Congolese citizens for new passports goes overseas.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 Congo opposition calls for investigation into expensive passports
DAKAR, April 17 (Reuters) - Top opposition leaders in Democratic Republic of Congo called on the new prime minister on Monday to investigate revelations by Reuters last week that most of the money paid by Congolese citizens for new passports goes overseas.

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 Congo arrests two suspected of killing U.N. experts; one escapes
KINSHASA, April 14 (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo arrested two suspects in last month's killing of two U.N. investigators in central Congo, but one of them escaped, the military's top prosecutor said on Friday.