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Bridge over Congo River project agreement signed

2018-11-10 07:47

A bridge across Africa's mighty Congo River, the first to link the capital cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville, is planned according to an agreement signed in Johannesburg this week.

WATCH: An African migrant's journey to a Greek basketball court

2018-09-24 17:36

Seventeen-year-old Christ Wamba fled his homeland, the Congo Republic, for Greece, carrying a basketball. Now he plays for Thessaloniki's Aris team and dreams of the NBA.

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

2018-03-20 21:00

WHO says deadly tainted food outbreak in South Africa now threatens 16 African nations

Militia signs cease-fire with Republic of Congo government

2017-12-25 14:30

A militia says it has signed a cease-fire with the Republic of Congo government, agreeing to stop hostilities and help collect weapons held by fighters.

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

 

'Murder plot' has Congo opposition in France watching its back

2018-10-06 19:16

The affair reads like something out of a John Le Carre novel: two former French secret service agents accused of plotting to assassinate a senior opposition figure from a former African colony.

WATCH: Top 3 world news videos today

2018-08-09 07:36

Watch our playlist of the most talked about news videos today, August 9, 2018.

6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

2018-02-15 18:39

Six African nations among the world's worst to be a child in a war zone, new report says

Bringing Che's Congo revolution to life

2017-12-24 20:00

Film maker Khalo Matabane is breaking new ground in making a movie about the time Argentinian Marxist revolutionary and guerrilla leader Che Guevara spent in the Congo.

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.

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