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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 Soccer-Cameroon, Nigeria, Algeria in same African WC qualifying group
CAIRO, June 24 (Reuters) - Heavyweight contenders Cameroon and Nigeria were drawn in the same African 2018 World Cup qualifying group as the continent's top-ranked side Algeria on Friday.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 EXCLUSIVE-Nigeria's Dangote shifts focus from cement to oil and gas
LAGOS, June 24 (Reuters) - Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to launch Nigeria's first private crude oil refinery by 2019 while almost doubling his cement production on the continent by adding plants in eight countries as he shrugs off a regional economic downturn.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 U.N. Security Council urges Congo to hold election by end of year
UNITED NATIONS, June 23 (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council expressed concern on Thursday over the arrest of political opposition members in Democratic Republic of Congo and urged the president to hold elections by the end of the year as required by the constitution.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 U.S. begins targeted sanctions on Congo official
WASHINGTON/KINSHASA, June 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. government imposed sanctions on a senior police official in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for his role in what it described as the violent suppression of opposition to President Joseph Kabila's government.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 Congo arrests politician accused of leading militia that raped children
KINSHASA, June 23 (Reuters) - Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested a provincial lawmaker accused of leading a militia that raped about 30 very young girls and murdered a German engineer and local rights activist, the justice minister said on Thursday.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 UPDATE 2-WHO to launch emergency yellow fever vaccination in Angola, Congo
KINSHASA, June 23 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that it will launch emergency yellow fever vaccination campaigns along the border between Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo and in the Congolese capital Kinshasa next month.

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 U.N. early warning report sees Burundi scenario in Congo
GENEVA, June 17 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo could descend into a cycle of electoral violence similar to that seen in Burundi and presidential and legislative polls due in November are likely to be delayed, the United Nations warned on Friday.

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 Congo opposition leader charged with violating state security
BRAZZAVILLE, June 16 (Reuters) - Authorities in Congo Republic have charged a former army chief and candidate in a presidential election earlier this year with violating state security and illegally possessing arms, his spokesman said on Thursday.

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 More than 1,000 suspect cases of yellow fever in DR Congo - WHO
GENEVA, June 16 (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 1,044 suspected cases of yellow fever since March, including 71 deaths, up from three probable cases and 57 laboratory-confirmed a week ago, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 Opposition candidate detained in Congo Republic - party
BRAZZAVILE, June 15 (Reuters) - A former army chief and candidate in Congo Republic's presidential election earlier this year was arrested overnight, his opposition party said on Wednesday.