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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.

Police summons for Mokoko on eve of poll

2016-03-19 17:22

Congo presidential candidate General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko says he has received a fresh police summons to report to authorities on the eve of the election, slamming what he termed a bid to torpedo his hopes of standing.

UN, Amnesty criticise Congo's arrest of 18 protesters

2016-03-17 09:17

The United Nations and human rights groups are expressing concern over the arrests in Congo of 18 anti-government protesters in the eastern city of Goma.

Seven missing after landslide at Congo copper mine

2016-03-08 18:03

Swiss mining company Glencore says 7 people are missing following a landslide at a massive open pit copper mine in southeastern Congo.

Congo says 159 kids to be united with adoptive parents

2016-02-23 10:15

Congo says 159 children will be united with their adoptive parents after the government agreed to grant long-stalled permits.

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.

 

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

Congo orders mining, oil firms to pay tax in USD

2016-03-20 12:43

The decision is part of an attempt by authorities to increase reserves of foreign currency, weakened by a slump in global mining and oil prices that has hit government revenue.

Congolese writer slams leaders as 'torturers'

2016-03-17 21:18

A Congolese author and one of the world's best known writers in French has accused the government of Congo-Brazzaville of being 'torturers'.

Congo approves another 180 foreign adoptions

2016-03-09 05:25

An official in Congo says more than 180 children will soon be able to join their adoptive parents abroad, including 37 who have been adopted by American families.

Anti-poaching pilot's remains recovered

2016-03-08 05:40

The employer of an American anti-poaching pilot who died in a plane crash in Cameroon in 2014 says his remains were recovered from the wreckage.

Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14

2016-02-14 07:32

A local activist group says rebels in Congo have killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 in a region facing a deteriorating security situation.

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.

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