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President Akufo-Addo leaves for Brazzaville

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Accra on Thursday for Brazzavile, the Capital of the Republic of Congo, to attend the swearing-in of that...
Denis Sassou-N'Guesso

Congo’s constitutional court confirms re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso

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The Republic of the Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso after provisional results gave him victory in...
Covid

Republic of Congo’s opposition presidential candidate dies of COVID-19

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Republic of Congo's opposition presidential candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas has died of COVID-19, his campaign manager Christian Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda told media Sunday. The candidate...
Covid

Republic of Congo’s principal opposition candidate hospitalized with COVID-19

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The opposition presidential candidate in the Republic of Congo, Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, was hospitalized in Brazzaville after being diagnosed with COVID-19 on the eve...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

World Health Organization surge team to arrive in South Africa

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The South African COVID-19 response will soon be bolstered by a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO will be...
Covid-19

Republic of Congo reports 43 new COVID-19 cases, 117 in total

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The Republic of the Congo reported 43 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 117 in the country, Health Minister...
border

Republic of Congo closes borders after new COVID-19 case reported

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The Republic of the Congo has decided to close its borders, after the announcement of a new COVID-19 case in the country by Prime...
Congo

Republic of Congo reports two new confirmed cases of coronavirus

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo Clement Mouamba announced on Wednesday in Brazzaville two new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country. ...
Coronavirus

Congo confirms first case of coronavirus

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The Republic of the Congo confirmed the country's first case of COVID-19 Saturday, authorities said. The first case was confirmed after biological tests, said...

Vital for African countries not to miss first COVID-19 cases – WHO

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The first goal for African countries in the fight against COVID-19 is to not miss the first cases when detecting, an official with the...

Angola prepares participation in Congo Basin summit in Brazzaville

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The Angolan ministers of Foreign Affairs and of Environment, Manuel Augusto and Paula Coelho, respectively, left for the Republic of Congo on Friday, where...

Ghana’s Dreams for 2018 World Cup Revived

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The Black Stars of Ghana put up a spirited performance against the Red Devils of Congo to record a 1-5 score line in the...
MoFA establishes demonstration centres to educate farmers

UN, EU to aid 200 smallholder farmers in Republic of Congo

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Funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of 1.5 million euros, the project will contribute to revival of agricultural production and will...
Court

Republic of Congo’s court rejects opposition figures bail request

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One of his lawyers, Me Yvon-Eric Ibouanga, said the defense had demonstrated that there was no single reason justifying his continued detention and that...
Denis Sassou N'Guesso

5 presidents attend Republic of Congo’s 56th independence fete

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The festivities were attended by five African presidents who included Faustin Archange Touadera of Central African Republic, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea,...
land

Republic of Congo judicial officers to help end land disputes

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Bidie was speaking after meeting with Republic of Congo's Lands Minister Martin Parfait Aime Coussoud Mavoungou in Brazzaville. "We shall work with...
yuan

Congo embraces beginning of change of Yuan in CEMAC region

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"The conversion of Yuan within CEMAC zone will enable Chinese investors to easily come here in Congo to carry out their economic activities," Moungalla...
European Union

July 5 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

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MELBOURNE -- Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has flagged its intentions to work with the Australian government as public safety looms as an important issue...

Prosecutor wants 5-year imprisonment for Republic of Congo opposition leader

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The prosecutor asked the court to sentence Makaya to five years in prison with a fine of 5 million CFA Francs (about 10,000 U.S....

Forum for African business law experts opens in Brazzaville

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The meeting was opened by the Republic of Congo's Justice Minister Pierre Mabiala, who is also the president of OHADA ministerial council. ...
oil

Fall in oil prices sends Congo’s economy shambles

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By Andronicus Sikula The financial crisis that has been precipitated by a drop in prices of oil, the main source of revenue...
gas

Congo to rely on gas earnings to supplement its falling oil revenue

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By Andronicus Sikula Due to the drop in oil prices which has negatively affected the state budget and paralysed...
A UN armoured vehicle patrols Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo last year in March. (Net photo)

Regional bloc condemns post-poll violence in Republic of Congo

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"ECCAS secretariat strongly condemns the armed attacks witnessed between April 3 and 4 in Brazzaville and deplores the resultant loss of lives and property,"...

April 6 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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NAY PYI TAW -- China and Myanmar pledged here Wednesday to further develop traditional friendship and deepen cooperation between the two countries. ...
Congo

Ex-ninjas Militia Raid Several Police Stations In Congo Brazzaville

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"On Monday, at around 3:00 a.m., ex-militia of Ninja Nsiloulou entered southern Brazzaville through Mayanga locality. They attacked Mayanga military camp, as well as...

Republic of Congo opposition to support one candidate in presidential polls

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The five candidates are from the two opposition coalitions, Front for Respect of Constitutional Order and Democratic Change (FROCAD) and Initiative for Democracy in...
Congo

Congo’s opposition coalition unveils presidential candidate

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"The national council has decided that UPADS will participate in the forthcoming presidential elections and that Mabiala will be our coalition's candidate," the coalition...
Cuban Doctors

2,600 Cuban health workers to arrive in Republic of Congo soon

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The visit by Cuban health professionals, the source said, conforms to the partnership agreements signed in June 2013 between the Republic of Congo and...
Cement

Republic of Congo plans to increase cement production

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"Whereas in 2015 we did not achieve our target due to non-operation of some cement factories, there are good prospects for 2016 because we...

Congolese opposition urges gov’t to meet preconditions set for polls

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In a joint statement, leaders of the Initiative for Democracy in Congo and the Front for Respect of Constitutional Order and Democratic Change...