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.

Nguesso's party posts strong poll result

2012-07-20 13:20

The Congolese Labour Party of President Denis Sassou Nguesso has reaffirmed its dominance in the first round of legislative elections in results announced by the interior ministry.

E Guinea probes graft watchdog for slander

2012-04-17 14:59

Equatorial Guinea's public prosecutor has launched a probe into whether the head of the French wing of corruption watchdog Transparency International slandered the country, officials say.

AU tasks 5 leaders with Libya mediation

2011-03-12 16:00

The African Union says the presidents of South Africa, Mauritania, Congo, Mali and Uganda have been asked to form a committee to help resolve the conflict in Libya.


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.

Congo voters set to endorse ruling party

2012-07-13 12:10

Allies of the Republic of Congo's longtime President Denis Sassou Nguesso look set to retain an absolute majority when voters head to the polls for parliamentary elections.

US pledges aid after deadly Congo blast

2012-03-06 07:52

The US has pledged emergency aid to Congo after huge blasts at an arms depot in Brazzaville killed more than 150 people and left 1 000 injured.

Congo peace accords bear fruit

2010-03-18 19:03

Many were sceptical when accords were signed to end successive conflicts in the Republic of Congo, but now the Congolese feel hopeful that peace will last.

Nguesso sweeps back to power

2009-07-16 09:33

Denis Sassou Nguesso has won another seven years in power in the oil-rich Republic of Congo, which he has ruled for some 25 years, in a vote termed a giant fraud by opponents.

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