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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 BRIEF-Farstad Shipping signs charter agreement with Total E&P Congo
* Total E&P Congo has through Petro Services awarded CSV Far Sleipner contract of 18 months to support their subsea development activity in Congo

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 BRIEF-S&P says Republic of Congo ratings affirmed at 'B-/B'; Outlook Stable
* Republic Of Congo ratings affirmed at 'B-/B'; Outlook stable Source text for Eikon: [ID:http://bit.ly/2d3xVTB]

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 France urges Congo authorities to respect constitution after clashes
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - French President Francoise Hollande urged authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday to respect the constitution and to hold elections on schedule later this year.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 U.N. chief Ban regrets peacekeeper abuse, Haiti cholera
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address to the annual gathering of world leaders in New York.

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 Air France cancels flight to Kinshasa amid political unrest
PARIS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Air France said on Tuesday it had cancelled its morning flight to Kinshasa amid an escalation of street violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo capital over opposition claims the president wants to extend his mandate.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 UPDATE 7-Congo anti-government march turns violent in capital, 17 dead
* France, United States mull Congo sanctions (Adds opposition death toll and statement)

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 U.N. chief urges restraint by Congo forces against protesters
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Congolese national security forces to exercise maximum restraint in their response to protests, his spokesman said on Monday, after deadly anti-government demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 US disappointed Congo did not announce election calendar
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The United States said it was disappointed that Democratic Republic of Congo did not announce an election calendar on Monday and threatened to impose additional sanctions on Congolese officials responsible for violence and repression.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 UPDATE 1-EU to discuss Congo sanctions if Kabila avoids elections -France
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - European nations will discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo given the repeated postponement of elections, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday.

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 Death toll in Congo riots rises to 17 - interior ministry
DAKAR, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Seventeen people were killed during clashes between police and protesters in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital of Kinshasa on Monday, Interior Ministry spokesman Claude Pero Luwara said.