African nations, donors agree plan to protect Congo forests

2015-09-30 10:50

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world after the Amazon’s to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

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.

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.


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.

Congo's Sassou Nguesso sacks ministers opposed to 3rd bid

2015-08-11 16:15

President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo has replaced two ministers who last month came out against constitutional changes that would pave the way for him to seek a third term in office.

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.

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