Congo


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.

DRC looks to insect farming in fight against hunger

2015-07-15 20:00

Experts hope that the love of edible insects in the DRC may hold the key to tackling widespread hunger among its roughly 65 million people by scaling up the consumption habit.

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.

Students riot in Congo

2015-06-05 19:31

Thousands of students have rioted in Congo's capital Brazzaville, attacking schools and the education ministry after authorities cancelled the final day of end-of-year exams.

Congo copper and gold production jumps in Q1

2015-05-10 12:30

The Democratic Republic of Congo's central bank says copper and gold production have risen sharply in the first quarter of 2015.

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.

Congolese M23 rebels flee Uganda camp

2014-12-17 08:41

A Ugandan military spokesperson says scores of Congo's M23 rebels have fled the camp where they were being held ahead of repatriation to Congo.

Rebels kill 20+ people in Congo town

2014-10-18 10:11

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed more than 20 people near the eastern Congolese town of Beni in the second attack in around 48 hours, the spokesperson for a civil society group says.

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases

2014-08-25 06:12

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.

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.

 

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.

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.

Poachers kill ranger, soldiers in Congo

2015-06-20 12:12

A Johannesburg-based conservation group says poachers have killed a ranger and two soldiers in the Garamba national park in Congo.

Congo police abused illegal immigrants in crackdown

2015-05-18 11:10

Police in southern Congo have used violence and subjected illegal immigrants to degrading treatment in the second phase of a crackdown that drove thousands from the country, the Catholic Church and a local charity say.

Congo bans face veils, sleeping in mosques

2015-05-02 16:42

The president of Republic of Congo's Islamic High Council says the government is banning women from being fully veiled in public to allow for the identification of people to prevent extremist violence.

Congo vows offensive to oust Hutu rebels

2015-02-08 17:16

The Congolese military has vowed to oust the rebels known by their French acronym - FDLR - after they failed to meet a 2 January deadline to disarm.

First oil from Congo's Nene field soon

2014-11-05 11:07

Italian oil and gas firm ENI expects first oil from its Nene field, off the coast of Congo, before year-end.

Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

2014-08-29 08:04

A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers.

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.

Environmental crime a $213bn industry: UN

2014-06-24 12:51

Surging environmental crime, from illegal logging to elephant poaching, is worth up to $213bn a year and is helping to fund armed conflicts, a UN and Interpol report says.

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