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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

2017-07-17 06:13

Congo voters are going to the polls in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, DRC

2017-06-27 08:26

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.

Ben Affleck reflects on his recent trip to the Congo

2017-06-06 10:37

Ben Affleck paid a recent visit to the rural eastern Congo and reflected on his trip in a lengthy post on Instagram.

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.

 

6 DRC rangers safe; US journalist, 3 others still missing

2017-07-16 09:00

Six Congolese rangers have been found in a large forest reserve in DRC's northeast a day after a security station was attacked by militia, but an US journalist and at least three other security guards remain missing, an official says

Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France

2017-06-26 10:39

Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's president Denis Sassou Nguesso, judicial sources say.

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.

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