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Congo Republic plans to dissolve state power, water utilities

Feb 02 2018

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.

Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic

Jun 24 2017

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.

Congo copter attacks displace civilians, destroy buildings, bishop says

Apr 15 2016

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.

Congo opposition calls on government to end 'war operations'

Apr 05 2016

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.

Gunbattles rock Brazzaville in wake of disputed Congo election

Apr 04 2016

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.

Congo's Sassou Nguesso wins re-election, opposition vows protests

Mar 24 2016

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.

Congo's Sassou Nguesso seeks first round knock-out in election

Mar 18 2016

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.

Congo's entrenched Sassou Nguesso seeks to extend presidency in poll

Mar 18 2016

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.

Congo Republic ex-army chief to run in March presidential polls

Feb 13 2016

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.

Cameroon frees Central African rebel chief in exchange for hostages

Nov 28 2014

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.

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