Test of African Democracy - Burkina and Beyond
[allAfrica]Washington, DC -On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations against President Blaise Compaoreâ€™s intention to extend his rule for another term. While most protesters were peaceful, violence left Parliament and other buildings in flames. Amid reports in the evening that the military had taken over in what amounted to another coup, social media celebrated that some soldiers had join
Defence Minister Attends Closing of Loango-2014 Military Exercises
[ANGOP]Brazzaville -The Angolan National Defence minister, JoÃ£o LourenÃ§o, attended the official closing of the Loango-2014 Military Exercises on Tuesday in Pointe Noire, neighbouring Republic of Congo.
Defence Minister Leaves for Brazzaville
[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan National Defence minister, JoÃ£o GonÃ§alves LourenÃ§o, left Luanda on Monday for Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to attend the official closing of the Central African Multi-dimensional Force ( FOMAC)?s Loango 2014 Military Exercises.
Denis Mukwege - Winner of Sakharov Prize 2014
[PR Newswire]Brussels -Denis Mukwege is the laureate of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014, following today's decision by EP President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders. Mukwege will be invited to Strasbourg on 26 November to receive the award during the plenary session.
Burundi Refugees Make History
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency has welcomed Tanzania's decision to grant citizenship to 162,156 former Burundian refugees, marking the largest group in UNHCR's history to which naturalisation has been offered by a country of first asylum as a solution to decades in exile.
Congo Hold Bafana Bafana to a Draw
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana were held to a goalless draw by a revamped Congo Brazzaville side at a pouring Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.
Bafana Humiliate Congo 2-0
[CAJ News]Pointe Noire -NEWLY transformed Bafana Bafana beat the host nation Congo Republic 2-0 in an exciting 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played in Pointe Noire, Congo on Saturday.
Bafana Break Congo's Winning Streak
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Bafana Bafana punished Congo in front of their home fans with a convincing 2-nil victory in a sweltering 2015 Morocco Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match in Pointe Noire, Congo-Brazzaville, on Saturday.
Bafana Keep Afcon Hopes Alive
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana firmly entrenched their sights for the Road to Morocco 2015 with a hard fought but deserved 2-0 victory over Congo Brazzaville at the intimidating Pointe Noire cauldron on Saturday afternoon.
We Are Here for a Result - Mashaba
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana have safely arrived in the coastal city of Pointe Noire in Congo for a date with the host nation in a CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco Qualifer.
Two Journalists Expelled in a Week - the FAJ is Concerned About the Deteriorating Press Freedom in Congo
[IFJ]The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) says it is outraged and deeply concerned about the serious deterioration of press freedom in Congo - Brazzaville.
Bafana Bafana Have the Edge Over Congo
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana are leaving for Congo today (Thursday, 9 October) knowing very well that they have an edge over that country when it comes to results on the football field.
Ngcongca Out of Congo Game
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba confirmed on Tuesday that Anele Ngcongca had been ruled out with injury and would not be part of South Africa's back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo-Brazzaville.
Magqwaka Withdrawn From Bafana Bafana Squad for Congo Clashes
[SAFA]Ajax Cape Town defender Ayabulela Magqwaka has been withdrawn from the Bafana Bafana squad that will face Congo in back to back CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 Qualifiers.
Republic of Congo Expels Another Journalist From the Country
[CPJ]Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a Cameroonian journalist from the country. Elie Smith, who was attacked in his home in September, is the second journalist whom authorities have expelled from the Republic of Congo in a week.
Are the Congolese Authorities Planning to Expel All the Journalists Who Do Their Job?
[RSF]The latest victim, Brazzaville-based Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith, was the victim of an attack in his home earlier this month