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.

Army surrounds home of Congo opposition leader

2015-10-23 11:33

A Congo Republic opposition leader says forces from leader Denis Sassou Nguesso's presidential guard have surrounded his house, detaining him and three allies opposed to a vote on extending term limits.

Protesters march in Congo Republic capital for second day

2015-10-21 11:32

Security forces have fired warning shots to try and disperse hundreds of protesters marching in Congo Republic’s capital Brazzaville against a referendum on lifting presidential term limits.

Masses brave Congo Brazzaville clampdown

2015-10-20 19:58

At least eight people have been hurt by gunfire and teargas in Congo Brazzaville when protesters braved a government clampdown and took to the streets.

Opposition protests after Congo restricts public meetings

2015-10-20 11:44

Opposition supporters have protested in Brazzaville after the government banned public meetings before a weekend referendum on constitutional reform.

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.


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.

Renewed clashes in Congo

2015-10-21 15:50

Demonstrators and security forces are continuing to clash in Congo's capital in unrest triggered by the president's bid to extend his three-decade term in office.

4 dead in Congo as protesters defy clampdown

2015-10-21 07:20

Four people have been killed and 10 others injured in the Republic of Congo, according to officials, as demonstrators braved a government clampdown and took to the streets to protest the president’s bid for a third term in office.

Congo police fire tear gas at protesters in Brazzaville

2015-10-20 13:07

Police in Republic of Congo’s capital have fired tear gas to try to disperse protests against a constitutional referendum to make the country’s long-time president eligible for a new term, residents say.

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.

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