Congo Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville ex-presidential candidate General Mokoko jailed for 20 years

2018-05-11 21:13

Congolese general and former presidential candidate Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, 71, has been sentenced to 20 years for "undermining internal state security" after authorities accused him of trying to stage a coup.

The invisible victims of Congo Brazzaville's strife

2018-02-09 16:34

"I absolutely have to get back to Pool," says Lydie Bitsindou, a farmer obsessed by returning to her patch of land.

Warlord assassin, arms dealer and a mafioso - international fugitives who settled in SA

2017-12-14 19:13

The list of international criminals - mostly fugitives of justice - who have made South Africa their home continues to grow.

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

2017-09-07 18:20

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.

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 breaks ground on $58m China-funded parliament building

2017-05-22 21:59

Congo broke ground on a new Chinese-funded parliament building in the capital Brazzaville estimated at over $58m.

Congo's Nguesso has huge lead in relection bid

2016-03-23 07:32

Congo's veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso has secured 67% of votes in his bid to extend his 32-year-old rule, partial results have shown, after a tense weekend poll.


French giant Total helped Congo Brazzaville skirt IMF rules: report

2018-04-11 21:06

The Congolese government skirted requirements of the International Monetary Fund in 2003 through a financial fiddle created by French oil giant Total, the French daily Le Monde has reported.

Dutch arms dealer used 'blood money' to finance his lavish lifestyle in Cape Town, court hears

2017-12-14 19:30

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, used "blood money" to fund his extravagant lifestyle, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has heard.

DRC, CAR crises under debate at 'Great Lakes' summit

2017-10-19 06:11

The crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi and South Sudan are expected to come under the microscope at a 12-nation summit in Brazzaville, officials say.

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 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..

Congolese court upholds opposition leader's prison sentence

2017-03-21 21:33

An appeals court in Congo-Brazzaville has upheld the conviction and two-year jail sentence for inciting public disorder handed down last year to opposition leader Paulin Makaya.

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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