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Congo's President to Sign Forest Initiative During Paris Visit

[RFI] The President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, is expected to formally sign the international Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) while on an official visit to the Elysée Palace with French President Emmanuel Macron. (AllAfrica)

Congo May Join Nigeria As Africa's Largest Oil Producers

[Daily Trust] Republic of Congo could produce nearly 1 million barrels of crude per day following a new oil discovery in the country, a company involved told Reuters on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President's Family

[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon-Congo Joint Project - Construction of Chollet Hep Dam Imminent

[Cameroon Tribune] The examination and adoption of different terms of references of the 600-megawatt dam over the River Dja will pave the way for international call for tender and environmental impact assessment. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Cameroon Inter-State University - Imminent Opening Next Academic Year

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo, presided a meeting on the operationalization of the institution. (AllAfrica)

IMF Approves Congo Bailout After China Debt Deal

[East African] The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) executive board approved a bailout worth nearly $449 million for OPEC member Congo Republic on Thursday, potentially setting a precedent for other nations struggling under the weight of large debts to China. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Minister Gets 20 Years of Forced Labour for Threatening State Security

[RFI] A leading Congolese opposition figure on Wednesday was sentenced to hard labour for threatening state security and illegal possession of arms and ammunition. Andre Okombi Salissa, who in 2016 challenged President Denis Sassou Nguesso for the presidency of the Republic of Congo, had denied the charges against him and said the weapons had been planted in an apartment owned by his wife. (AllAfrica)

Red Devils Declare War on Warriors Ahead of Afcon Qualifier

[The Herald] Congo Brazzaville's Red Devils are bullish ahead of their showdown with the Warriors and believe they can perform a smash and grab job on the hosts in their final African Cup of Nations Group G qualifier at the National Sports Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Congo's Balotelli Woes Give Warriors Big Boost

[The Herald] THE football gods appear to be casting a bright light on the Warriors path, as they battle to make the 2019 AFCON finals, with Congo-Brazzaville's attacking mainstay, Thievy Bifouma, now set to miss the winner-take-all showdown in Harare on March 24. (AllAfrica)

400,000 African Pangolins Are Hunted for Meat Every Year - Why It's Time to Act

[The Conversation Africa] Pangolins, a group of unique African and Asian scaly mammals, are considered to be one of the most heavily trafficked wild mammals in the world. They are hunted and traded for their meat, scales, and other body parts, and used as traditional medicines in parts of Africa and Asia. (AllAfrica)

Angola Expels Over 1 000 Foreigners

[CAJ News] Luanda -ANGOLA has since the beginning of the year deported at least 1 430 foreign nationals allegedly living illegally in the country. This represents an increase of 360 expulsions compared to the last week of 2018. (AllAfrica)

South African and Zambian Presidents Urge 'Speedy' Election Results

[RFI] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Wednesday that the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo should "speedily" release election results to help maintain peace and stability. The meeting between the two leaders of the Sadc regional bloc came as the Congolese electoral commission said it would publish results within 24 to 48 hours. (AllAfrica)

President João Lourenço Arrives in Brazzaville

[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, arrived on Wednesday morning in Brazzaville, to participate in a summit that is to analyze the political situation in the Great Lakes Region, with emphasis on the situation in the DR Congo. (AllAfrica)

Regional Leaders Meet in Congo Brazzaville to Discuss DRC Elections

[RFI] Several heads of state from southern and central Africa are due to meet in Congo Brazzaville this evening. The delayed elections in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are expected to top the agenda. (AllAfrica)

Congo, U.S. Sign Air Transport Agreement

[East African] The United States and the Congo Republic have signed an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, which is expected to deepen commercial ties between them. (AllAfrica)

There are Two Congos - But New Book Finds it a Bit Tricky

[allAfrica] A new book about the Democratic Republic of Congo has come in for some unwanted attention on Twitter. (AllAfrica)

Paris Concert to Honour Zaiko Langa Langa Greats

[Nation] A special tribute was paid to former members of the legendary Congolese band, Zaiko Langa Langa, at a show last night in Paris, France. (AllAfrica)

Two Congos Ink €500 Million Deal to Bridge Infrastructure Gap

[RFI] Congo Brazzaville and its neighbour Kinshasa, inked a ?500 million agreement Thursday to build a bridge on the Congo River linking their two capitals. The project--concluded on the sidelines of an investor's forum in South Africa--is being touted as a way of boosting regional trade. (AllAfrica)

Multi-Purpose Bridge to Link Two Capitals

[Cameroon Tribune] Worth 315.8 billion FCFA, the 1.5 km project comprises a toll bridge, railway track, road and sidewalk. (AllAfrica)

Climate Change Increases Risk of Outbreaks in Africa

[WHO] Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe Nears 2019 Afcon Qualification

[CAJ News] Harare -Zimbabwe Warriors have collected four crucial points against Democratic of Congo (DRC) following Tuesday's 1-1 draw in a well balanced Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group G encounter at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. (AllAfrica)

Ramaphosa Too Sick to Travel

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa is ill, and has been advised by doctors not to undertake "prolonged" travel, the Presidency says. (AllAfrica)

Warriors Closer to the Dreamland

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's Warriors might not have reached the Promised Land last night, but they put one foot into the 2019 African Cup of Nations finals after they were left to contend with a share of the spoils with the Democratic Republic of Congo at the National Sports Stadium last night. (AllAfrica)

Angola to Attend in Brazzaville Conference On Kongo Kingdom

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Angola, through a Culture Ministry delegation, is to participate on 2-3 October in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in a conference on the ancient Kongo Kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund

[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. (AllAfrica)

Billiat On Target As Warriors Hold Congo in Brazzaville

[New Zimbabwe] The Warriors survived a second half onslaught to hold hosts Congo to a 1-1 draw in a crucial Group G 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat in Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Congo Brazzaville National Makes Investment Tour

[New Dawn] A Pan Africanist from Congo Brazzaville Col. Andre Methode Tchicaya is here in Liberia meeting with authorities of key ministries and agencies to discover how he can fit into Liberia's development climate by bringing in investors. (AllAfrica)

Can Ebola Spread to DRC Neighbours?

[VOA] U.N. officials warn the deadly Ebola virus could be spread by refugees leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province. Officials are urging neighboring countries to increase surveillance at border crossings. (AllAfrica)

Africa's Slowest Moving Fibre Project Begins to Fall Into Place

[Balancing Act] London -Congo-Brazzaville should take the credit for being the most active country partner in the slow moving Central African Backbone project. It linked to neighboring Gabon in April and is now tendering for links to Cameroon and Central African Republic. Russell Southwood looks at how things are falling into place. (AllAfrica)

Razed Villages and Empty Fields Awaits Displaced

[IRIN] The jungle has edged into fields left untilled. It has crept onto thatched-roof houses turned to ruins; and it has stretched over empty highways once used to transport bananas, beans, cassava from a region long-known as Congo-Brazzaville's breadbasket. (AllAfrica)

Feature - Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients

[Focac] Brazaville -For 65-year-old Balossa Yvonne, a Congolese woman who is suffering from cataract for months, a cure for her illness is to receive a surgery. (AllAfrica)