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Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties

[Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today. (AllAfrica)

CAF President Received By President Sassou Nguesso

[CAF] CAF President Ahmad paid a courtesy call on Congolese President, Denis Sassou Nguesso, on Tuesday, 21 November 2017, in Brazzaville. (AllAfrica)

Congo Offer Peek Into Cranes Future

[Monitor] Kampala -Cranes interim coach Moses Basena first showed intentions of using a good number of home-based players in tomorrow's final World Cup qualifier in Congo when he named 24 of his provisional 32-man squad from the local league. (AllAfrica)

Congo Match Means All to Us - Cranes Captain Onyango

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Cranes line up against Congo at the 60,000-capacity Stade Municipal de Kintélé on Sunday knowing that no result can see them leapfrog Egypt to Russia for next year's World Cup. Yet coach Moses Basena's men still have a lot to play for. (AllAfrica)

Rebels Displace Thousands More in Congo Brazaville

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -A worsening rebellion by bandits has displaced 138 000 people in Congo. The displacements are most commonplace in the Pool and Bouenza areas south of the capital Brazzaville. A joint United Nations and government system assessment has established there are 81 000 newly arrived displaced persons in the departments of Niari, Lékoumou and Brazzaville. The rebels wreaking havoc in these areas have staged a mutiny against the government of President Denis Sassou Nguesso, in power since 1979. The presiden (AllAfrica)

Starvation Threatens Thousands of Congolese Children

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -AS many as 700 000 children could starve in the conflict-torn Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) unless food aid is secured. The head of the United Nations World Food Programme, David Beasley, warned this was one of the humanitarian catastrophes looming in the area. "We need access to those children, and we need money urgently," he said at the conclusion of his tour of the Central African country. Some 3,2 million people in the Kasai are severely food insecure, struggling to feed themse (AllAfrica)

WFP Welcomes Vital Funding for School Meals From U.S. Department of Agriculture

[WFP] "The generous support from the U.S. for WFP food-for-education programs helps children learn today, and it also builds stronger education systems for tomorrow," said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. "The McGovern-Dole support will help Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal and the Republic of Congo build sustainable, locally managed school meals systems for the long term." (AllAfrica)

President Lungu in Congo Brazzaville

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has headed to Congo Brazzaville on another of his foreign trips and will join 12 other Heads of State at the Great Lakes Region Summit. (AllAfrica)

President in Brazzaville for Great Lakes Summit

[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Angolan head of State João Lourenço is since Wednesday evening in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), to attend the 7th Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Great Lakes Stability Dominates Brazzaville's Heads of State Summit

[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The stability and security in the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL) is to dominate the 7th Summit of Heads of State of Government of the organisation. (AllAfrica)

VP Arrived in Brazzaville

[SNA] Brazzaville -THE Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman arrived in Congolese capital of Brazzaville , Thursday, heading Sudan delegation participating in the Seventh Summit of Presidents and Heads of State and Government of Countries of Great Lakes Region which is to kick off today amid wide participation of presidents and Heads of state and government of countries of the region. (AllAfrica)

Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Challenging Economic Outlook - World Bank

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sub-Saharan Africa's economies are experiencing a modest recovery, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region expected to rise to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent last year, according to the World Bank. (AllAfrica)

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)