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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 Australian police probe Sundance over Congo corruption allegations
MELBOURNE, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Sundance Resources said on Thursday Australian police are investigating allegations that the company may have bribed politicians in Congo Republic to win permits to pursue a major iron ore project.

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 UPDATE 2-Congo opposition rejects talks with Kabila govt over election
KINSHASA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Congo's main opposition alliance on Saturday rejected talks with the government of President Joseph Kabila over elections that were due to have been held in November but have been delayed and called for a general strike on Tuesday.

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 Congo opposition rejects talks with Kabila govt over delayed election
KINSHASA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Congo's main opposition alliance on Saturday rejected talks with the government of President Joseph Kabila over elections that were due to have been held in November but have been delayed and they called for a general strike on Tuesday.

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 Congolese vote delay keeps Kabila in power after mandate ends
KINSHASA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Congo's next election will be delayed until at least July 2017, the election commission said on Saturday, allowing long-standing President Joseph Kabila to stay in power beyond the end of his mandate in December.

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 UPDATE 2-Congo pardons 24 critics to ease political tension
* Congo has never held peaceful handover of power (Recasts with opposition reaction, detail, context)

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 Congo pardons 24 people considered political prisoners
KINSHASA, Aug 19 (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo's government announced pardons on Friday for 24 people considered political prisoners by the opposition, in a bid to ease tensions ahead of a presidential election set for November.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 Congo opposition leader denied bail
BRAZZAVILLE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - An opposition leader in Congo Republic, detained since June on charges of violating state security and illegally possessing weapons of war, was denied bail on Thursday by an appeal court in the capital Brazzaville, his lawyer said.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 UPDATE 1-Two killed in anti-government protest in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A civilian and a police officer were killed in clashes in northeast Congo on Wednesday, police said, during a protest at government failure to stop massacres of civilians by rebel groups.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 Thousands queue in Congo for emergency yellow fever vaccinations
KINSHASA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of people in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa queued up on Wednesday for emergency yellow fever vaccinations aimed at limiting one of the worst outbreaks in decades that has killed hundreds in the region this year.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 Hundreds protest government inaction against violence in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people marched on the town of Beni in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday to protest over government inaction against violent rebel groups in the region, witnesses said.