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After Mugabe, Africa's other longtime leaders feel a chill

2017-11-28 14:32

After the stunning fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, attention has turned to other longtime African leaders accused of trying to extend their rule.

Congo leader admits economic crisis, appeals to ex-rebel chief

2017-08-15 19:26

Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has admitted that his oil-rich country was facing a serious economic crisis, though he said it was not an "irreparable disaster".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

Congo opposition drops civil disobedience

2015-11-02 22:41

Congo's opposition say that in the interests of peace it is calling a halt to a civil disobedience campaign against the veteran president's bid to extend his three-decade rule.

 

Congo government quits as president prepares IMF talks

2017-08-17 21:53

Congo-Brazzaville's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has cleared the decks with the office announcement of the resignation of the government ahead of crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund.

Congo, UN, make urgent aid appeal for strife-hit region

2017-07-20 08:27

Congo and several UN agencies have launched a joint appeal for $23.7m to help 138 000 people hit by fighting and insecurity in the southern region of Pool.

Congo president's daughter charged with corruption in France

2017-06-25 17:56

French investigators have charged the daughter and the son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso with corruption, judicial sources have said..

Fresh Congo rebel violence displaces 13 000 - UN

2016-12-10 14:00

Fresh fighting between rebels in the Republic of Congo and government forces has displaced an estimated 13 000 people, the United Nations refugee agency says.

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.

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.

Congolese await presidential polls results

2016-03-21 11:31

Congolese have voted under a nationwide media blackout in a tense ballot expected to see President Denis Sassou Nguesso prolong his 32-year rule.

EU refuses to send observers to Congo vote

2016-02-22 07:44

The European Union has decided not to send observers to the Republic of Congo to monitor a controversial presidential election.

Exiled Congo opposition figure shot in Paris suburb

2015-11-12 18:03

An exiled Republic of Congo opposition figure was shot and badly injured by a gunman this week in a northwest Paris suburb, a judicial source says.

Congo faces civil disobedience

2015-10-28 05:07

Congolese opposition leaders have called for a disobedience campaign to pressure the government into retracting a planned constitutional amendment that will enable President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his three-decade rule.

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