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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 Congo Republic president names one-time opposition leader as PM
BRAZZAVILLE, April 23 (Reuters) - Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso named former finance minister Clement Mouamba as prime minister, bringing a one-time opposition leader into the government, state television said on Saturday.

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 Congo signs landmark $200 mln deal to protect forests
DAKAR, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T he Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday signed a landmark $200 million deal with donors to tackle deforestation and reduce carbon emissions as part of a wider plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo Basin.

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 UPDATE 2-Chadian President Deby re-elected in landslide first-round victory
N'DJAMENA, April 21 (Reuters) - Chad's incumbent president, Idriss Deby, an important ally of the West in the fight against Islamist militants, won a fifth term in office in a lopsided first-round victory, the Central African country's elections commission announced on Thursday.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 Congo police fire tear gas at anti-government protestors
KINSHASA, April 20 (Reuters) - Police in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who accused security forces of vandalising posters of opposition leaders, human rights activists said.

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 UPDATE 2-Randgold in Congo gold venture with Israel's Gertler, state miner
KINSHASA, April 19 (Reuters) - Randgold Resources has entered a joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo with a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and a state miner, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 Randgold signs joint venture for gold project in Congo
KINSHASA, April 19 (Reuters) - Randgold Resources has entered a joint venture in Democratic Republic of Congo with a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and a state miner, the company announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 Amnesty says Congo Republic government bombed residential areas
KINSHASA, April 18 (Reuters) - Congo Republic's government has intentionally bombed residential areas in the country's south, reportedly killing at least 30 people, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 UPDATE 1-Senegal creates new national airline, seeks strategic partner
DAKAR, April 15 (Reuters) - Senegal has created Air Senegal, a new national airline intended to replace the West African nation's now defunct, heavily indebted carrier Senegal Airlines, the minister of tourism and air transport said on Friday.

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 Senegal creates new national airline, seeks strategic partner
DAKAR, April 15 (Reuters) - Senegal has created Air Senegal, a new national airline intended to replace the West African nation's now defunct, heavily indebted carrier Senegal Airlines, the minister of tourism and air transport said on Friday.

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 UPDATE 1-Congo copter attacks displace civilians, destroy buildings, bishop says
BRAZZAVILLE, April 15 (Reuters) - Helicopter attacks against former militia fighters in southern Congo Republic have destroyed buildings and caused many residents to flee, a Catholic bishop said on Friday.