Congo to vote on scrapping presidential 3rd term limit

2015-10-06 07:57

Republic of Congo’s government has called an October 25 referendum on a constitutional amendment allowing President Denis Nguesso to run for a controversial third term in office.

Congo's president calls referendum on constitutional changes

2015-09-23 10:19

Republic of Congo’s president Denis Sassou Nguesso has announced a referendum on changes to the constitution that could allow him to run for a third term in office in elections next year.

Opposition plans resistance to Sassou's 3rd-term ambition

2015-07-30 08:25

Republic of Congo opposition parties have called on the population to resist attempts at constitutional reform that could pave the way for President Denis Sassou Nguesso to seek a third term in next year's presidential election.

Congo opposition calls for boycott

2015-07-07 22:27

Congo Republic's opposition says it will boycott talks this week with the government over constitutional changes it fears are designed to allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to serve a third term.

Congo Republic coalition seeks to end presidential term limits

2015-03-10 21:00

Congo Republic’s ruling coalition is seeking a change in the constitution before elections next year that would lift restriction on veteran President Denis Sassou Nguesso seeking a new term, a senior member says.

CAR peace talks open in Congo

2014-07-21 13:22

Key players in the Central African Republic have launched a fresh round of talks in Brazzaville to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed in the impoverished nation.

Central African militia leader arrested in Congo

2014-02-27 17:30

The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African Republic has been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzaville.

Congo suspends newspapers

2013-06-05 07:56

The Congo Republic has suspended several independent newspapers for offences including linking President Denis Sassou Nguesso to the assassination of military ruler Marien Ngouabi.

France cannot probe property – Nguesso

2013-04-08 17:07

Following a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso says French justice has no right to investigate his alleged ill-gotten gains.

UN urges dialogue in CAR

2013-01-03 13:12

The United Nations has called for dialogue between the Central African Republic's government and the Seleka rebels besieging the country.


Huge demo in Brazzaville against president

2015-09-27 21:19

Thousands of people have massed in Congo's capital Brazzaville in an opposition protest against plans by veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso for a constitutional referendum that would let him extend his rule.

Congo's Sassou Nguesso sacks ministers opposed to 3rd bid

2015-08-11 16:15

President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo has replaced two ministers who last month came out against constitutional changes that would pave the way for him to seek a third term in office.

Congo opposition resists third-term push

2015-07-27 17:34

Congo Republic's opposition parties have convened an Alternative National Forum in rejection of a government-sponsored conference that opens the door to President Denis Sassou Nguesso seeking a third term next year.

Nguesso calls for national dialogue, with term limits one subject

2015-07-02 13:56

The president of Congo Republic has called for a national dialogue, one subject of which would be potential constitutional changes that would allow him to stand next year for a third term.

CAR talks suspended after rebel no-show

2014-07-22 18:52

Peace talks between Central African Republic’s sectarian rivals have been suspended after the ex-rebel Seleka group failed to show up less than a day before the deadline of a deal.

CAR militia leader denies Congo arrest report

2014-02-28 12:02

The self-styled political leader of a militia sowing terror in the Central African republic has denied a police report that he had been arrested in north Congo and transferred to Brazzavile.

Congo president 'spent €1.18m on suits and shirts'

2013-12-17 11:18

President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso reportedly spent €1.18m on suits and shirts as part of €60m he and his family pumped into items and property in France.

Special fund system for CAR

2013-05-04 11:36

CAR’s neighbours have gathered at a summit in Brazzaville proposed the creation of a special fund to stem smouldering post-coup unrest and plan elections next year.

CAR prepares for peace talks

2013-01-07 21:08

Embattled President Francois Bozize of the Central African Republic is in Brazzaville for talks with his Congolese counterpart, who is poised to mediate in talks between Bangui and a rebel alliance.

Congo ruling party wins majority in parly

2012-08-08 09:28

The ruling Congolese Labour Party of President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won a large majority in run-off legislative elections, final results show.

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