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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 BRIEF-China Railway Construction plans offices in Mozambique, Congo
* Says it plans to set up representative offices in Mozambique and Republic of Congo

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Congo opposition leader gets two years for inciting disorder
July 25 (Reuters) - Congo Republic opposition leader Paulin Makaya was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday for his role in protests against a referendum proposing a third term for President Denis Sassou Nguesso, the High Court of Brazzaville ruled.

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 Fitch Applies Criteria Changes to Republic of Congo's Ratings
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) PARIS/LONDON, July 22 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Republic of Congo's Long-Term Local Currency (LTLC) IDR at 'B' with a Negative Outlook. The Short-Term Foreign Currency (STFC) IDR has been affirmed at 'B' and a new Short-Term Local Currency (STLC) IDR of 'B' has been assigned. Under EU credit rating agency (CRA) regulation, the publication of sovereign reviews is subject to restrictions and must take place according to a

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 BRIEF-Sino Great Wall's unit signs contract on housing project worth $300 mln in Congo
* Says unit signs contract with Congo's Banque Congolaise de l'Habitat on housing project worth $300 million

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 BRIEF-Huayou Cobalt to sell stakes in La Compagnie Miniere, Realtin Mining
* Says board approves to sell 21 percent stake in La Compagnie Miniere de Musonoie Global SAS for $34 million

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 UPDATE 2-WHO to launch emergency yellow fever vaccination in Angola, Congo

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 Congo central bank sells $50 mln to stop franc falling
KINSHASA, June 27 (Reuters) - The central bank of the Democratic Republic of Congo sold $50 million onto the currency markets on Monday to "sustainably stop the Congolese franc from depreciating," it said in a statement.

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.