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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 Soccer-White Witch Doctor's dreams turn into nightmare
BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Claude Le Roy's dreams of yet another tilt at African Nations Cup glory came unstuck on Saturday as his Congo side crashed out in the quarter-finals following a 4-2 defeat by neighbours Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 UPDATE 2-Soccer-DR Congo come from behind to take semifinal place
BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Dieumerci Mbokani scored twice as Democratic Republic of Congo came back from 2-0 down midway through the second half to beat Congo 4-2 in a thrilling African Nations Cup quarter-final at Estadio de Bata on Saturday.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 Soccer-DR Congo come from behind to take semifinal place
BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Dieumerci Mbokani scored twice as Democratic Republic of Congo came back from 2-0 down midway through the second half to beat Congo 4-2 in a thrilling African Nations Cup quarter-final at Estadio de Bata on Saturday.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 Soccer-Equatorial Guinea seek to continue fairytale run
BATA, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Hosts Equatorial Guinea bid to continue their fairytale run at the African Nations Cup as they take on Tunisia in Saturday's quarter-final with a passionate support expected to rally behind them.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 Soccer-African Nations Cup schedule
MALABO, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The match schedule for the knockout phase of 2015 African Nations Cup finals in Equatorial Guinea (kick off times GMT): Quarter-final venues and kick off times changed QUARTER-FINAL January 31 In Bata: Congo v Democratic Republic of Congo (16h00) In Bata: Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea (19h30) February 1 In Malabo: Ghana v Guinea (16h00) In Malabo: Ivory Coast v Algeria (19h30) SEMIFINAL February 4 In Bata: Congo or Democratic Republic of Congo or Ivory Coast v Algeria (

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 Congo declares start of campaign against Rwandan Hutu rebels
KINSHASA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's army on Thursday declared the official start of operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels, but a senior army official said combat had not yet begun.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 UPDATE 1-Soco cuts 2015 investment budget, reviews all assets
LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Oil producer Soco International , which came under fire for wanting to drill for oil in a national park in Congo, has reduced its 2015 investment budget by more than 60 percent from 2014 and is reviewing its entire asset portfolio.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 UPDATE 1-Soccer-Nations Cup quarter-finals moved over pitch concerns
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 27 (Reuters) - This weekend's African Nations Cup quarter-finals have been moved away from the small Equatorial Guinea towns of Ebebiyin and Mongomo due to concerns over the pitches.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 Soccer-Possible venue change for hosts' Nations Cup quarter-final
EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Hosts Equatorial Guinea's quarter-final with Tunisia at the African Nations Cup on Saturday could be moved from the small Estadio de Ebibeyin to a bigger venue, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 Congo protests expose weakness of Kabila's coalition
KINSHASA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Protests that blocked a reform which could have extended Congo President Joseph Kabila's rule have exposed deep rifts in his ruling coalition and galvanised opposition, increasing the chance of further unrest ahead of elections due next year.