Police Beat Journalists Covering Opposition Candidate's Arrival
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders condemns the action of the police in beating journalists who went to Brazzaville's Maya-Maya airport to cover the arrival of Gen. Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a newly declared presidential candidate. The violence was clearly designed to prevent pluralistic media coverage of next month's election.
Congo Opposition to Topple Nguesso
[Citizen] YaoundÃ© -Former Republic of Congo presidential security affairs adviser Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko has added to the number of those seeking to unseating the long-serving President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Congo to Probe Alleged Sex Abuse By Peacekeeers in CAR
[Al Jazeera] The Republic of Congo has launched an investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse involving its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Makoko Joins Republic of Congo Presidential Race
[Nation] Former Republic of Congo presidential security affairs adviser Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko has joined those seeking to unseat the long-serving President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
UK Welcomes Resumption of Coordinated Military Operations in DRC
[PR Newswire] London -UK Special Envoy for the African Great Lakes salutes the agreement between the Government of DRC and MONUSCO
CAR - UN to Send Home Congolese Peacekeepers Over Rape Allegations
[New Times] About 120 peacekeepers from the Republic of Congo and DR Congo serving under the UN mission in Central African Republic are to be sent home following cases of sexual abuse and rape.
Opposition Picks Candidate
[Nation] Yaounde -The main opposition party in the Republic of Congo, the Pan-African Union for Social Democracy (UPADS), has chosen Mr Pascal Tsaty-Mabiala as its candidate for the March presidential election.
Opposition Candidates Will Face Sassou Nguesso
[Cameroon Tribune] The ruling Congolais Labour Party (PCT) on Monday nominated incumbent President as its candidate for the March 20 election.
Mali Peace Process - CMA Greets Frankness At Algiers Meeting
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The secretary general of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA), Bilal Ag Acharif, praised Monday in Algiers the frankness and clarity that marked the meeting of the committee monitoring the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali.
Migrants Applaud Zambian Hospitality
[Times of Zambia] Not too long ago, Fatima Abdirah joined a group of refugees that began a journey to Zambia after war broke out in their homeland Rwanda.
Over 130 Foreigners Detained Over Migratory Irregularities
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -At least one hundred and thirty-nine foreign citizens of various nationalities were arrested at the weekend in the municipalities of Mbanza Kongo and Soyo (Zaire), by the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), for illegal entry and stay in the national territory.
China to Help Republic of Congo Concretize SEZ Program
[Focac] Brazzaville -The Secretary General of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Lin Songtian said Monday his country will support the Republic of Congo to concretize its special economic zone (SEZ) program.
What (Else) to Expect in Africa in 2016?
[ISS] Africa starts the New Year with many burning issues that escalated in 2015 and need urgent action. The crisis in Burundi, where grave human rights violations are continuing, and the war in South Sudan are the two most pressing among these.
Amavubi's Tuyisenge Sinks DR Congo in Friendly
[Focus] A goal at the start of the second half by Amavubi and Police FC captain, Jacques Tuyisenge, was enough for Rwanda to defeat DR Congo.