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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.

Republic of Congo police say at least 14 killed in train attack

2016-10-02 07:36

Republic of Congo police say at least 14 people have been killed in an attack on a train in the country's southeast region.

Nicaraguan teacher arrested for helping Congolese immigrant

2016-08-24 12:37

Police in Nicaragua have arrested a schoolteacher for allegedly aiding a migrant from the African nation of Congo to cross the border along with her baby.

Popular Congolese musician accused of assault released from jail

2016-07-31 09:02

A popular Congo musician has been provisionally released after being accused of assaulting a female member of his band.

Congolese peacekeepers linked to mass murders in CAR

2016-06-09 12:04

Human Rights Watch has raised the alarm over the murders of at least 18 people at the hands of peacekeepers in the Central African Republic between December 2013 and June 2015.

30 killed as Congo govt bombs residential area - Amest International

2016-04-18 15:21

At least 30 people have been killed in the south eastern Pool region of the Republic of Congo after government forces dropped bombs in residential areas, Amnesty International says.

Army fans out in restive Brazzaville

2016-04-05 21:02

Congolese troops have deployed across parts of the capital Brazzaville as business slowed to a trickle a day after heavy fighting.

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.

Congo wants 20 000 cut from UN force, UN wants just 1 700

2016-03-24 09:22

Congo's foreign minister says the government has set a goal of cutting the 20 000-strong UN peacekeeping force in the country in half by the end of the year, a much more drastic cut than the 1 700-member reduction recommended by the UN secretary-gen

 

Congolese cocoa waits for peace to pursue sweet future

2016-12-18 13:05

The insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo is hindering the potential for cocoa cultivation to open a way for an agricultural middle class to emerge.

Congo says 4 000 displaced by attacks in Pool region

2016-10-05 13:58

Republic of Congo's government says more than 4 000 people have been driven from their homes in the southern Pool region since April, when members of a former militia group started launching attacks.

Attack on train kills at least 3 in Republic of Congo

2016-10-01 08:01

A police spokesperson says armed men have attacked a train carrying security forces in Republic of Congo's Pool region, killing several people

Congo electoral commission says vote should be delayed

2016-08-21 12:06

The head of Congo's electoral commission says that the presidential vote, scheduled for November, should be postponed until next year to finish the voter registration process.

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.

African leaders who cling to power invite unnecessary coups – Annan

2016-04-20 12:32

Former UN general secretary, Kofi Annan has slammed African leaders who cling on to power after their terms of office end, saying they invite unnecessary coups, a report says.

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.

Panama Papers: Kabila twin linked to Vodacom unit

2016-04-05 15:43

Jaynet Kabila, the twin sister of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s president and a lawmaker, has an indirect stake in Vodacom Group’s operations in the country.

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.

Congo strongman Sassou Nguesso wins 3rd term

2016-03-24 07:44

Congo strongman Denis Sassou Nguesso has extended his 32 years in power, winning presidential elections in the first round with 60% of the vote, the interior minister says.

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