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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 Suspected Congo Ebola victims test negative for the virus
KINSHASA, July 4 (Reuters) - Six hunters in the Democratic Republic of Congo who fell sick and were suspected to have Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the health minister said on Saturday.

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 Congo's opposition slaps conditions on national dialogue
DAKAR, July 3 (Reuters) - Congo Republic's leading opposition and campaign groups said on Friday they would not take part in talks that could open the way for a third term for President Denis Sassou Nguesso, unless the event was led by an independent figure.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 African leaders must respect constitutions or face turmoil - Hollande
COTONOU, July 2 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande urged African leaders on Thursday to respect their constitutional term limits amid concerns that some are prepared to risk political instability in order to cling to power.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 Congo Republic leader calls for national dialogue, with term limits one subject
BRAZZAVILLE, July 1 (Reuters) - The president of the Congo Republic has called for a national dialogue, one subject of which would be potential constitutional changes that would allow him to stand next year for a third term.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 Congo Republic cuts budget by nearly 12 pct amid oil price drop
BRAZZAVILLE, June 27 (Reuters) - Congo Republic's parliament has voted to cut the current 2015 budget by nearly 12 percent to compensate for a sharp drop in world oil prices, according to the modified text seen by Reuters on Saturday.

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 Cameroon cocoa grinder purchases down 17 pct by end-May
YAOUNDE, June 24 (Reuters) - Cameroon's cocoa grinders purchased 25,580 tonnes of beans by the end of May, down 17 percent from the same period last season, according to statistics from the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) on Wednesday.

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 DNA sleuthing pinpoints two African elephant poaching hot spots
WASHINGTON, June 18 (Reuters) - DNA testing on tons of ivory seized from traffickers has identified two elephant poaching "hot spots" in Africa in a development scientists hope will spur a crackdown on the illegal trade decimating the population of Earth's largest land animal.

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 TSX eyes delisting MagIndustries over actions in Congo Republic
June 17 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange may delist shares of MagIndustries Corp, a company that is developing a potash fertilizer project in Republic of the Congo, after a corruption investigation found evidence of payments and gifts to government officials there, the company said on Wednesday.

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 UPDATE 2-South Korea's GS Caltex makes rare purchase of West African crude
* Vessel chartered by Unipec (Adds GS Caltex comment, clarifying volume it will receive)

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 South Korea's GS Caltex makes rare large purchase of African crude
SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) - South Korea's GS Caltex Corp is set to receive a shipment of 2 million barrels of West African crude, dwarfing the country's usual purchases from the region as it looks to diversify supply away from the Middle East.