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ICGLR Heads of State and Government Meet in Brazzaville

[ANGOP] Luanda -The seventh Summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR)), currently chaired by Angola, will take place on October 19 this year in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Angop learnt on Tuesday from a press note released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mirex). (AllAfrica)

Inauguration 2017 - Denis Sassou Nguesso Jets in

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Republic of Congo Denis Sassou-nguesso arrived Tuesday in Luanda to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President elect João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. (AllAfrica)

UN Must Lead Global Battle Against Counterfeit Medicines, Congo Tells General Assembly

[UN News] The Republic of Congo today called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

Calls for Republic of the Congo President to Free Jailed Talassa Editor

[CPJ] President Denis Sassou Nguesso (AllAfrica)

President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Brazzaville

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma arrives in Brazzaville, Congo to attend the AU High-Level Committee on Libya. (AllAfrica)

How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates

[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014. (AllAfrica)

M23 Rebels Still a Big Problem for Uganda, Says Kuteesa

[Monitor] M23 rebels who once waged an armed struggle against the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before signing a peace agreement, still pose a big challenge to Uganda, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Sam Kuteesa has said. (AllAfrica)

Angolan and Congolease Heads of State Reaffirm Closer Cooperation

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan and Congolese Heads of State, respectively José Eduardo dos Santos and Dennis Sassou Nguessou, reaffirmed on Monday the commitment to strengthening cooperation ties between the two countries, with a view to contributing to stability and progress in the subregion and on the African continent. (AllAfrica)

Angolan President 'Considered Reference for Africans'

[ANGOP] Luanda -The position and legacy of the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, will always be for all peoples of the continent, and not only, a great reference, according to the Head of State of the Republic of the Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso. (AllAfrica)

Congolese President Visit Shows Friendship - Georges Chikoti

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, arrived in Luanda, Angolan Monday for a visit in a demonstration of the historic ties of friendship and brotherhood between the two countries, said Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti. (AllAfrica)

Presidents Hold Private Meeting

[ANGOP] Luanda -The presidents of Angola and the Republic of Congo, José Eduardo dos Santos and Dennis Sassou Nguesso, respectively, met in private today in Luanda, being the main point of the official visit of the Congolese leader to the Angolan capital. (AllAfrica)

Ghana Blow up Chances After Congo Stalemate

[CAF] Ghana's chances of making it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been dealt a blow after failing to pick all points against a determined Congo side, drawing 1-1 in a Group E Day Threee clash on Friday in Kumasi. (AllAfrica)

Elections Still a Weak Spot in Central Africa

[Africa Renewal] The special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), François Louncény Fall, appeared before the UN Security Council in June to brief it on the situation in the Central African region. (AllAfrica)

WFP Cuts Food Rations for Burundi, DR Congo Refugees

[Citizen] Kigoma -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce the size of food rations distributed to refugees in the Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu Camps due to funding shortfalls. (AllAfrica)

Internet Shutdowns Stifle Media

[IPS] New York -"The internet for journalism is now like the air you breathe," said Befeqadu Hailu, an Ethiopian journalist and a member of the Zone 9 blogger collective who was arrested in April 2014 and charged with terrorism. "Without the internet, modern journalism means nothing." (AllAfrica)

Is Sassou Nguesso Constructing a Fractured 'New Republic'?

[ISS] The highly contested 2015 constitutional referendum in the Republic of the Congo set in motion a process of institutional reform which the government packaged as the construction of a new political future and branded as 'the new republic'. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister and Cabinet Resign

[Deutsche Welle] The central African nation has been struggling economically since a 2014 drop in oil prices. (AllAfrica)

Muhitira, Hakizimana Hailed After Brazzaville Triumph

[New Times] RWANDA Athletics Federation (RAF) has applauded middle distance runners Félicien Muhitira and Jean Hakizimana after their heroic performance at the 14th Semi-marathon International de Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Emergency Food Distributions Launched to Assist Thousands Displaced By Conflict - UN Agency

[UN News] Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency. (AllAfrica)

'SADC Has a Story to Tell'

[SANF] Pretoria -It is time the southern African region takes charge of its own narrative and tells the story about its major achievements and challenges. (AllAfrica)

Deal to Export Power to Congo

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda has signed a deal to start supplying power to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) in the next three years. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Cries Foul As Congo Votes

[Al Jazeera] Voters in the Republic of Congo go to the polls on Sunday in legislative elections, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. (AllAfrica)

The Crisis in Congo is Spiraling Out of Control

[HRW] Congo is facing a political and economic crisis, and it's only growing worse. President Joseph Kabila was due to step down in December 2016, at the end of his constitutionally mandated two-term limit. But he has managed to hold on to power by delaying elections and overseeing a brutal crackdown against those calling for the constitution to be respected. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda, Congo Sign Finance Cooperation Deal

[New Times] Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville yesterday signed an agreement establishing a framework under which the two countries can cooperate in various areas of interest. (AllAfrica)

President's Daughter Charged With Corruption in France

[RFI] 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. (AllAfrica)

Kenya Wins Bronze at African Championship in Brazzaville

[Nation] Middleweight boxer Elizabeth Akinyi became the first Kenyan to win a medal in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFCB) in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. (AllAfrica)

Something is Happening in Brazzaville

[African Arguments] Amid opposition protests and a month before legislative elections, the internet has gone down, leading to an information blackout. (AllAfrica)

Kenyan Pugilists Win Opening Bouts in Brazzaville

[Nation] Three Kenyan pugilists - light welterweight Victor Odhiambo, welterweight Black-Moses Mathenge and light heavyweight Elly Ajowi - won their opening bouts of African Boxing Confederation Championship (AFBC) on Monday night in Congo Brazzaville. (AllAfrica)

Two Wins, Two Losses On Day One of African Boxing Championship

[Monitor] Kampala -Welterweight Muzamir 'King Kong' Kakande launched a successful campaign on Wednesday, June 19, 2017 with a 3-0 victory over DR Congo's Tshabu Nzoba at the African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFBC) in Brazzaville, Congo. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Hosts Congo, Angola Ruling Party Officials

[New Times] The RPF Inkontanyi Secretary General Francois Ngarambe, yesterday hosted ruling party officials from the Republic of Congo and Angola. (AllAfrica)

Defense Minister Back From Congo Brazzaville

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan minister of National Defense, João Lourenço, has already returned to the country, after paying a few-hour working visit to the Republic of Congo, where he delivered a letter from the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, to his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou N'Guesso. (AllAfrica)