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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 COLUMN-China switching to African oil may lead to Saudi price cut: Russell
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own.--

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 Congo opposition holds talks to resist third-term push
BRAZZAVILLE, July 27 (Reuters) - Congo Republic's opposition parties have convened an Alternative National Forum in rejection of a government-sponsored conference that opens the door to President Denis Sassou Nguesso seeking a third term next year.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 Soccer-African qualifying draw for 2018 World Cup
ST PETERSBURG, July 25 (Reuters) - African qualifying competition draw for 2018 World Cup in Russia. First round (two-legged ties, played from Oct. 5-13) Somalia v Niger South Sudan v Mauritania Gambia v Namibia Sao Tome e Principe v Ethiopia Chad v Sierra Leone Comoros v Lesotho Djibouti v Swaziland Eritrea v Botswana Seychell

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 UPDATE 1-Bharti Airtel says no plan to exit Africa, despite Orange talks
* Bharti's Africa business a drag on overall profit (Adds details, context)

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 Bharti Airtel says no plan to exit Africa, despite Orange talks
MUMBAI, July 21 (Reuters) - Bharti Airtel Ltd, the biggest Indian cellphone carrier, said on Tuesday it had no plans to exit Africa, despite beginning exclusive talks with France's Orange to sell four of its units there.

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 Congo forum opens door to president's re-election, critics cry foul
BRAZZAVILLE, July 17 (Reuters) - A mass meeting of politicians, academics and other figures proposed changes to the Republic of Congo's constitution on Friday which could pave the way for their veteran leader to stay in power, a move decried by the opposition.

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 Start-up VMK launches production of "Made in Congo" phones
BRAZZAVILLE, July 16 (Reuters) - Republic of Congo's homegrown tech start-up VMK this week launched a production unit of its mobile phones in Congo and aims to assemble some 4 million phones annually, the company's chief executive Verone Mankou said on Thursday.

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 UN drops demand for Congo to replace generals accused of abuses
UNITED NATIONS, July 14 (Reuters) - The United Nations has dropped a demand for two Democratic Republic of Congo generals accused of human rights abuses to be replaced before U.N. peacekeepers can resume cooperation with the Congolese army on operations against a Rwandan rebel group.

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 BRIEF-Qinghai Salt Lake to cooperate with Canada's Magindustries on Congo project
* Says to cooperate with Canadian firm Magindustries' Mag Minerals Inc on fertilizer project in Congo, shares to resume trading on July 15

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 U.N. sends home 20 peacekeepers from Central African Republic for misconduct
BANGUI, July 9 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday sent home 20 foreign U.N. peacekeepers from Central African Republic, who used "excessive force" on four people, killing two of them, it said.