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 to hold early presidential elections on March 20

2015-12-31 11:01

The Republic of Congo will hold early presidential elections in March, after a new constitution removed barriers to President Denis Sassou Nguesso extending his rule.

ICC sends 2 convicted warlords to Congo prison

2015-12-20 11:25

The International Criminal Court has sent two militia leaders convicted of committing war crimes in Congo to that country to serve the remainder of their prison sentences.

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.

Over 30 killed in fighting between Congolese army and rebels

2015-10-29 15:26

More than 30 people have been killed in eastern Congo in fighting between the army and a rebel group of Ugandan origin, the army says.

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.

Warlord Kony killing elephants, selling ivory

2015-10-26 22:45

Warlord Joseph Kony's LRA rebels in Congo are killing elephants for their ivory, which they trade for supplies in Sudanese-controlled territory, according to a new report.

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.

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.


Congo drafts new adoption legislation

2016-01-19 22:02

Congo's government says it has drafted new adoption legislation and reviewed cases pending since the country halted international adoptions in 2013.

Cargo plane overshoots runway, kills 7

2015-12-25 11:05

Congo radio reports that an air cargo plane overshot the runway in Mbuji-Mayi in central Congo, hitting homes and killing at least seven people.

Wife presses charges against husband for hiring gallant hitmen

2015-11-17 10:17

A man in Australia is in court for commissioning a hitmen to murder his common-law wife, after they let her go saying they did not kill women, a news report says.

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.

Congo opposition calls off protest

2015-10-23 14:00

Congo’s opposition says it will obey a ban on public demonstrations after deadly street violence, cancelling a protest against a referendum that could allow the president to extend his three decades in office.

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.

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