Congo ex-presidential candidate arrested: police

2017-01-11 06:01

A Congolese opposition leader who unsuccessfully challenged President Denis Sassou Nguesso at the polls has been arrested, a police source says.

Call to bolster UN force in DRC, amid unrest fears

2016-10-28 11:07

Leaders of the Great Lakes region have called for the UN peacekeeping force in strife-torn DRC to be bolstered, as fears rise of an upsurge in violence linked to delayed presidential polls.

Congo ex-rebel leader sacked

2016-04-07 18:09

Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has sacked a former rebel leader and clergyman from a junior post in the presidency.

Congo opposition urges protest of president's re-election

2016-03-27 08:48

Four defeated opposition candidates in Congo's recent presidential poll have called on their countrymen to challenge the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Congolese writer slams leaders as 'torturers'

2016-03-17 21:18

A Congolese author and one of the world's best known writers in French has accused the government of Congo-Brazzaville of being 'torturers'.

Another African politician for third term

2016-01-25 22:34

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso will seek a third term in office during presidential elections in line with recent changes to the country's constitution.

Congo opposition drops civil disobedience

2015-11-02 22:41

Congo's opposition say that in the interests of peace it is calling a halt to a civil disobedience campaign against the veteran president's bid to extend his three-decade rule.

Long-time Republic of Congo leader now can seek re-election

2015-10-27 16:19

Official results show voters have approved changes to the consortium that will allow Republic of Congo’s long-time leader to seek another term.

Congo votes by landslide to allow 3rd presidential term

2015-10-27 10:29

More than 92% of voters in Congo Republic have approved a change to the constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a third consecutive term at elections next year, results of a referendum show.

Turnout low as Congo votes on extending presidential term

2015-10-26 09:57

Turnout in a referendum in Congo was reduced to a trickle in the capital after the opposition asked voters to boycott the poll on whether the president can legally stand for a third consecutive tern in an election due next year.


Fresh Congo rebel violence displaces 13 000 - UN

2016-12-10 14:00

Fresh fighting between rebels in the Republic of Congo and government forces has displaced an estimated 13 000 people, the United Nations refugee agency says.

Congo jails opposition leader over demo

2016-07-25 18:31

A court in the Republic of Congo has jailed an opposition leader for two years for inciting public disorder.

Brazzaville partly shut to protest poll fraud

2016-03-29 18:44

Opposition strongholds in Brazzaville have been closed following a strike call over the re-election of Congo's veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Congolese await presidential polls results

2016-03-21 11:31

Congolese have voted under a nationwide media blackout in a tense ballot expected to see President Denis Sassou Nguesso prolong his 32-year rule.

EU refuses to send observers to Congo vote

2016-02-22 07:44

The European Union has decided not to send observers to the Republic of Congo to monitor a controversial presidential election.

Exiled Congo opposition figure shot in Paris suburb

2015-11-12 18:03

An exiled Republic of Congo opposition figure was shot and badly injured by a gunman this week in a northwest Paris suburb, a judicial source says.

Congo faces civil disobedience

2015-10-28 05:07

Congolese opposition leaders have called for a disobedience campaign to pressure the government into retracting a planned constitutional amendment that will enable President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his three-decade rule.

Congo opposition brands constitutional referendum result a 'fraud'

2015-10-27 11:49

A Congolese opposition leader has branded official referendum results claiming a landslide win for President Denis Sassou Nguesso's bid to extend his 31-year rule as fraudulent.

Congo referendum should be annulled due to low turnout - opposition

2015-10-26 22:02

A referendum held in Congo Republic to decide whether the president can legally stand for a third consecutive term should be cancelled due to low turnout, a senior opposition leader says.

Congolese begin voting on long-time leader's bid to extend rule

2015-10-25 14:05

People in the Republic of Congo have begun voting in a referendum on whether long-time President Denis Sassou Nguesso can seek a third term in office that has sparked clashes in the oil-producing country.

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