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2015-06-29 Congo - Sniffing Out Wildlife Crime - and the Corruption At Its Core
[Daily Maverick] One after the other the carcasses were extracted from the crammed vehicle. Burnt, shrunken-back lips exposed grimacing teeth... a gruesome effect. As the pile of animals mounted up on the side of the road the overpowering smell of smoked and decaying bush meat became stronger. A haul of 40 animals in total, from pangolins, to genets to duikers - the scene seemed to cry "unsustainable". A dispatch from ZANNE LABUSCHAGNE in the Republic of Congo.

2015-06-29 Accreditation for African Games Congo 2015 Draw
[CAF] The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) announces that the media accreditation process for the draw of the African Games Brazzaville 2015 opens from Monday, 29 June 2015 to Tuesday, 7 July 2015.

2015-06-22 Tampering With the Constitution, Brazzaville-Style
[RFI] There are growing fears in the Republic of Congo that President Denis Sassou-Nguesso will again amend the constitution to allow him to stay in power. A coalition of opposition parties and civil society groups in Brazzaville has described plans to scrap the constitutional limit on presidential terms as illegitimate. According to Frocad, allowing Sassou-Nguesso to stay in office beyond 2016 would be harmful to Congo's "fledgling democracy".

2015-06-20 Rewriting the Constitution to Stay in Power
[RFI] There are growing fears in the Republic of Congo that President Denis Sassou-Nguesso will again amend the constitution to allow him to stay in power. A coalition of opposition parties and civil society groups in Brazzaville has described plans to scrap the constitutional limit on presidential terms as illegitimate. According to Frocad, allowing Sassou-Nguesso to stay in office beyond 2016 would be harmful to Congo's "fledgling democracy".

2015-06-19 What Happened to African Union Third-Term Debate?
[ISS] It was whispered in the corridors of the Sandton Convention Centre, muttered under his breath by a former president and referred to (jokingly?) by Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

2015-06-18 Art's Start - Brazzaville Calling for Change
[Daily Maverick] Search for the Republic of Congo - otherwise known as Congo-Brazzaville - on internet, and you won't find much. The smaller of the two Congos, and its capital Brazzaville, continue to live in the shadow of their torrid history of civil war, and the bigger and more (in)famous Kinshasa and Democratic Republic of Congo, just on the other side of the mighty Congo River. By CHRISTOPHER CLARK.

2015-06-19 The ICB 2015 Forum Officially Introduced in Brazzaville
[AMA] The forum for investments in the Congo introduced to the press and to key decision makers in the Congolese economy

2015-06-15 Stars Draw Hailed As Perfect Launch Pad
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Harambee Stars gritty 1-1 draw away to Congo Brazzaville in their opening 2017 AFCON qualifiers was warmly received by a nation accustomed to misery on the continental front especially on their travels.

2015-06-15 Volleyball Team to Begin AAG Preparation in July
[New Times] Volleyball senior national team will start their preparations early next month ahead of the All Africa Games, which is slated in September 4-19 in Congo Brazzaville, according to the Executive Secretary, Christian Hatumimana.

2015-06-15 Origi Slams FKF for Missing Congo Tie
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Once again, the blundering Football Kenya Federation has been accused of short circuiting the country's 2017 Afcon dream by first choice keeper, Arnold Origi who slammed them for securing his release from Norway late.

2015-06-15 Two Ladies in National Taekwondo Team
[Daily News] Arusha -Two female martial artists are among 17 players selected to form the national taekwondo squad which will represent the country at the All-Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo in September.

2015-06-15 Stubborn Stars Nick a Point Off Congo
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Harambee Stars battled to launch their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign with a draw after forcing hosts Congo Brazzaville to a 1-1 deadlock on Sunday.

2015-06-12 Boko Haram On Rampage in Borno, Kills 37 in Remote Villages
[Leadership] Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday stormed about six villages in Damboa local government area of Borno State, killing at least 37 persons and torching hundreds of houses, security sources and witnesses said.

2015-06-04 Sassou-Nguesso to Extend His Rule?
[Africa In Fact] A master rule-breaker is preparing to change the rules again.

2015-06-03 Security Concern - Rivercess Sweating Over Unmil Pullout
[FrontPageAfrica] The United Nations Mission in Liberia is preparing to pull out from Rivercess County by June 30 this year, despite the glaring challenges the Liberian National Police is facing in the county. The expected UNMIL pull out is prompting concerns of people in the county who say the imminent exit of UN forces is untimely and would further pose serious security dilemma for the county.

2015-06-02 IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to the Republic of Congo
[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.

2015-05-31 Online Mobile Music Sites Spring Up in Francophone Countries
[Balancing Act] London -There are well over 100 online and mobile music platforms in Africa and not a week seems to pass without another one being launched. This week it's the turn of the two francophone Congos - DRC and Brazzaville - as music platforms start to spread more widely into francophone Africa.

2015-05-29 New IFC and Ecobank Facility to Finance SMEs in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
[PR Newswire] Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of the Ecobank Group and leading pan-African full-service banking group, today announced the launch of a $110 million risk-sharing facility. It will increase access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states in West and Central Africa.

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