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2015-10-06 How and Why Term Limits Matter
[African Arguments] Opponents say term limits restrict democratic choice. The reality is they level the playing field.

2015-10-06 Congo Republic to Vote On Scrapping Presidential Third Term Limit
[Nation] Republic of Congo's government on Monday called an October 25 referendum on a constitutional amendment allowing President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a controversial third term in office.

2015-10-02 2015 ICB Forum - the Economic Transformation of the Congo At the Heart of the Program
[AMA] Key decision-makers and investors will be among the 800 participants expected November 19-21 at the 2015 ICB Forum - Invest in Congo-Brazzaville. The event's guest speakers will focus on the country's development priorities, based on the theme "Companies as catalysts to the emergence of the Congo."

2015-09-28 Thousands Rally Against 'Constitutional Coup'
[Al Jazeera] Thousands of people have staged a mass demonstration in Congo's capital Brazzaville to protest against plans by veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso to try to extend his rule.

2015-09-28 U.S. Envoy Underlines Need to Respect Term Limits
[allAfrica] As world leaders gather this week for the United Nations General Assembly, a crisis gaining little international attention may offer a big lesson on foreign policy.

2015-09-28 French Condemns President's Third-Mandate Bid
[RFI] France's ruling Socialist Party has condemned Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso's decision to hold a referendum on changes to the constitution that would allow him to run for a third term in office.

2015-09-30 Abdullahi Confident Eagles Will Defeat Congo, Cameroon
[Daily Trust] União da Madeira of Portugal midfielder, Abdullahi Shehu who is among the invited players for Nigeria's next two friendly matches says he strongly believes that the Super Eagles will defeat both Congo and Cameroun come next month.

2015-09-29 Nigeria to Bear the Costs of Congo, Cameroun Friendlies
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lowered public expectation arising from anticipated commercial benefits from the two international friendly matches arranged for the Super Eagles against Congo and Cameroun next month in Belgium.

2015-09-25 How Nigerian Female Wrestler Nearly Died After Winning Gold in Congo
[Daily Trust] President of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Hon. Daniel Igali has revealed that one of the female wrestlers, Patience Opuene nearly died shortly after winning gold for Nigeria at the just concluded All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.

2015-09-25 Zaire - State Secretary for Media Checks Poverty Combat Projects
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -The Secretary of State for Media and the coordinator of the national programme for the fight against poverty for the northern Zaire province, Manuel da Conceição, worked on Wednesday in the municipalities of Mbanza Congo and Cuimba, to assess the degree of implementation of the projects under the anti-poverty programme.

2015-09-25 Team Botswana Fails to Meet Target
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -When they left for Congo Brazzaville to compete in the 11th Africa Games, their target was to amass at least 20 medals. However, the team only managed to win 14 medals with athletics taking three gold, two silver and one bronze, followed by karate with one silver and four bronze.

2015-09-23 President Mahama, Four Others to Restore Burkinabe Transition
[Ghana Govt.] President John Mahama will on Wednesday travel to Ouagadougou with five other ECOWAS Leaders to see to the implementation of the sub-region's decision to ensure the reinstatement of the transition process in Burkina Faso.

2015-09-23 African Games - Para Athletes Lead as Nigeria Unearths More Stars in Congo
[Vanguard] Team Nigeria recorded her best finish in 18 years at the just-concluded African Games in Congo as the country finished second just behind Egypt with a total medal haul of 144 out of which 47 were gold.

2015-09-22 All-Africa Games - Angola Wins 12 Medals in Brazzaville
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -Angola won 12 medals in the 11th edition of African Games of Congo Brazzaville, with the gold and silver medals won in the last day of the event by the Angolan national senior men and women?s handball teams, respectively.

2015-09-21 AAG - Team Nigeria Increases Medals to 128
[Daily Trust] Team Nigeria at the 11th edition of All Africa Games (AAG) in Brazzaville, Congo has garnered as at yesterday, September 17, 41 gold, 50 silver And 37 bronze medals to enhance its chances of making the top three on the medals' table.

2015-09-21 Men's 4x400m Squad Brings Down Curtains
[The Star] Brazzaville -The Kenyan men's 4x400m squad brought the curtain down on the athletics competitions at the All-Africa Games with a win in a Games record of 3:00.34 and a thrilling duel with favourites Botswana yesterday.

2015-09-22 All-Africa Games - Official Considers Angolan Participation Positive
[ANGOP] Luanda -The head of the Angolan delegation to the 11th African Games, António da Luz, considered positive the participation of the Angolan teams in the event, judging by the commitment of the athletes and the coaches, who did their best to dignify the country.

2015-09-21 Parathletes Shine Brightest for Nam
[Namibian] Namibia's athletes with disability once again delivered on the big stage as sprinters Johanna Benson, Johannes Nambala and Ananias Shikongo won five gold medals between them at the All Africa Games (AAG) which drew to a close in Brazzaville on Saturday.

2015-09-21 Nigeria, Africa's Largest Team Fails in Congo
[Vanguard] After about fifteen days of competition, the curtains will, today, come down on the 11th All Africa Games in Brazzaville. And as the delegates depart to their respective homes today, the participants have sad and sweet memories, hard lessons that have been learned and perhaps new experiences.

2015-09-21 Mixed Fortunes for Team Nigeria in Brazzaville
[Daily Trust] Even as the 11th edition of the All Africa Games (AAG) is still ongoing, Team Nigeria has already popped up surprises in some of the events the country is competing in.

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