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2014-09-30 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

2014-09-26 Congo Expels Critical Female Journalist
[CPJ]Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Congolese authorities' decision to expel a freelance journalist from the country and calls on them to allow her to enter the country and report freely. Before her expulsion, Sadio Kante reported receiving threats in connection with a series of stories she published on the attack of another journalist.

2014-09-26 Another (Football) Day, Another Racist Incident
[Daily Maverick]Christopher Samba has become the latest in an ever-growing incident list involving racism in football. And, as usual, the action taken against the clubs who fail to police their fans is nothing short of laughable.

2014-09-25 Mashaba Announces Squad to Face Congo for Back-to-Back Matches
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana head coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba has announced a squad of 26 players for the upcoming ORANGE Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifiers against Congo (Brazzaville), retaining the bulk of the team that successfully did duty against Sudan and Nigeria recently.

2014-09-24 The World Bank's First Economic Update Report for the Republic of Congo
[World Bank]Brazzaville -The World Bank launched today the first Economic Update report for the Republic of Congo which monitors the economic and financial situation in the country.

2014-09-22 Over Thirty Former Angolan Refugees Return Home From Congo Brazzaville
[ANGOP]Cabinda: About twelve families of former Angolan refugees in the Republic of the Congo voluntarily repatriated to the country, having arrived in the national territory last Saturday, through the border post of Massabi, in the framework of the voluntary repatriation process.

2014-09-18 Bafana Bafana Vs Congo Away Clash Moved
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana's away qualifer against Congo (Brazzaville) will now be played on Saturday, 11 October 2014 instead of the initial date of Friday, 10 October 2014 following a request from the Federation Congolaise de Football - the Congo Football Federation (FECOFOOT).

2014-09-18 CAF Bans Birori for Two Years
[New Times]Democratic Republic of Congo-born footballer Agiti Tady Etekiama, also known as Dady Birori, has been handed a two-year ban by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for playing for Rwanda under a different name.

2014-09-16 Tracing the Oil Money
[AfricaFocus]From 2011 to 2013, the governments of [ten oil-producing African countries] sold over 2.3 billion barrels of oil. These sales, worth more than $250 billion, equal a staggering 56 percent of their combined government revenues. But, reveals a new report from Swiss and international nongovernmental organizations, there is little transparency about these sales, a quarter of which were made to littleknown Swiss trading companies.

2014-09-17 The World Bank to Help Increase Access to Electricity for Urban Poor
[World Bank]Washington, DC -The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$15 million International Development Association (IDA*) credit and a US$45 million International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan to the Republic of Congo to help increase access to electricity and improve the efficiency and reliability of the distribution system.

2014-09-17 Es Setif - TP Mazembe to Be Played Behind Closed Doors
[CAF]The 1st leg of the Orange CAF Champions League 2014 between ES Setif (Algeria) and TP Mazembe (DR Congo) scheduled for Saturday, 20 September 2014 at 20H00 (local time) in Setif will be played behind closed doors.

2014-09-16 Polokwane to Host Bafana Bafana Vs Congo Qualifier
[SAFA]The new Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane will host the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Congo Brazzaville.

2014-09-16 SADC - Towards Peace and Stability
[SANF]The Southern African Development Community is committed to address any political instability to ensure socio-economic development.

2014-09-15 Armed Men Attack Journalist
[CPJ]Abuja -The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the Congo to apprehend the perpetrators of an attack on Wednesday against a journalist in his home in Brazzaville. Elie Smith was threatened and held at gunpoint by unidentified men who he said also attacked his sister, according to news reports.

2014-09-13 Reporters Without Borders Shocked By the Violent Attack On Journalist Elie Smith and His Sister
[RSF]An armed robbery at TV journalist Elie Smith's Brazzaville home in the early hours of 10 September, during which Smith's sister was raped, is suspected by Smith's media colleagues of being a government-orchestrated act of reprisal.

2014-09-07 Super Eagles Loss Is a Wakeup Call, Says Keshi
[Vanguard]Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, said on Saturday that the team's loss to the Congolese national team will serve as a wakeup call to his players.

2014-09-06 Congo-Brazzaville Upset Super Eagles
[CAF]Congo pulled off a major upset by edging reigning champions, Nigeria 3-2 in their Group A clash on Saturday away in Calabar.

2014-09-08 Six Killed As Gunmen Attack Plateau Community - Residents
[Premium Times]Gunmen on Saturday evening attacked Lamba Gyambar community of Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State killing six people including a two weeks old baby, residents have said.

2014-09-05 Imoke Slashes Ticket Prices for Nigeria-Congo Match
[Daily Independent]Gate passes have been subsidized by Liyel Imoke to ensure lots of locals turn up to cheer the Super Eagles against the Red Devils on Saturday

2014-09-04 'Witch Doctor' Out to Burst Calabar Bubble
[Daily Independent]The Red Devils of the Congo if, and when they arrive in Nigeria, will have the unenviable task of finally beating the Super Eagles in Calabar. Other than Kenya nobody has come close in the last century and that married with the Ebola distraction off the field, will make the task even more difficult for the Central Africans on it.

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