BRAZZAVILLE Debt-crippled Congo Republic's government approved a plan on Friday to dissolve its loss-making power and water utilities and replace them with three public limited companies.
BRAZZAVILLE More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said.
BRAZZAVILLE Helicopter attacks against former militia fighters in southern Congo Republic have destroyed buildings and caused many residents to flee, a Catholic bishop said on Friday.
BRAZZAVILLE Seventeen people have died in clashes that erupted in the wake of President Denis Sassou Nguesso's disputed re-election, according to a government statement released on national television and radio on Tuesday.
BRAZZAVILLE Gunbattles shook the capital of Congo Republic on Monday, shattering a relative calm that had followed President Denis Sassou Nguesso's re-election in a disputed vote last month.
BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won a new five-year term with over 60 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on Thursday, but the opposition rejected the outcome, alleging fraud and calling for civil disobedience.
BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Friday urged voters to deliver a "knock-out blow" to opposition candidates in Sunday's election by giving him an outright majority that would extend his long rule.
BRAZZAVILLE Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso will seek to extend his long years of rule in polls on Sunday, falling back on his stranglehold over national institutions and his image as a stabilising force to fend off festering discontent.
BRAZZAVILLE A former army chief in Congo Republic on Saturday declared his intention to run against veteran President Denis Sassou Nguesso just a month ahead of presidential polls, in a challenge to one of Africa's longest ruling leaders.
BRAZZAVILLE/BANGUI Cameroon has freed a rebel leader from Central African Republic after a group of 26 hostages including a priest were released by his faction, Congo Republic's president and a rebel spokesman said on Friday.