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Congolese president Felix Tshisekedi has landed in Brazzaville, the capital of neighboring Republic of the Congo as part of his first international trip after being elected president in late January
Eight nations in southern and central Africa have met to discuss the situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that has been a regional battleground twice in the last quarter-century.
Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso says his government is negotiating "on a basis of trust" with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the country's financial problems.
The Republic of Congo has lifted arrest warrants for former rebel leader Frederic Bintsamou - widely known as Pastor Ntumi - who led a violent campaign against the army in the oil-producing south, officials has said.
The news from Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park was grim for decades: rangers killed, an elephant population decimated by poachers, marauding armed groups and the disappearance of the last northern white rhinos living in the wild.
"Strong progress" has been made in calming Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organisation has said, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on Earth."
Religious groups and delegates of the Pygmy people indigenous to the Democratic Republic of Congo have met to push forward with a campaign to protect the Congo Basin rainforest, participants have said.
A four-month strike at Republic of Congo's sole public university has ended with staff resuming work after being paid arrears for three months and agreeing to further negotiations over unpaid wages.
At the frontier between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, a long queue stretches between two checkpoints as travellers wrestle with officialdom and the inevitable demand for a sweetener in order to cross.
A stunned crowd looks on as crates bearing macabre labels such as "mixed bones" and "Body 1" are unloaded from a UN truck in Boali, victims of a massacre by peacekeepers from Republic of Congo.
More than 50 mass graves have been identified in western Democratic Republic of Congo after a spate of killings in the region, a UN rights group has said.
The leader behind an insurgency in the Republic of Congo has accepted the principle of laying down arms in his first public appearance since he agreed to a ceasefire last December.
A court in the Republic of Congo jailed three soldiers for three years for "mass murder" during a peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, but the convicts have been freed, Human Rights Watch has said.
Monday's controversial referendum in the Comoros could allow its president, Azali Assoumani, to seek re-election and retain power beyond 2021, when his currently non-renewable term would otherwise end.
For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bushmeat along the Congo River.
A court in Congo-Brazzaville has sentenced a former government minister to ten years in prison on charges of violating state security and being complicit in the illegal possession of weapons.
With visiting media kept firmly at arm's length, the trial has opened of General Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a former presidential candidate accused by Congolese authorities of trying to stage a coup.
The United States Embassy in the Republic of Congo says a naturalized US citizen who was detained in the country for more than a year has been released
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'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".
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