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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 Central African economies to grow at 5.7 pct in 2014 -C.Bank
YAOUNDE, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The average economic growth rate of the economies in the six-nation Central African CEMAC zone will be 5.7 percent this year, the regional central bank said, revising down an earlier forecast of 6.1 percent.

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 Cameroon cocoa grinder purchases reach 6,822 T by end Sept.
YAOUNDE, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Cameroon's local cocoa grinders had purchased 6,811 tonnes of beans by the end of September, up from 6,619 tonnes in the same period in the 2013/14 season, according to statistics from the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) seen on Tuesday.

Mon, 27 Oct 2014 Wrong to expel top rights expert, U.N. envoy tells Congo
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday publicly rebuked the Kinshasa government for expelling the top U.N. human rights official, as the Congolese ambassador accused the official of "offensive behavior."

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 UPDATE 1-DR Congo gold output to rise to up to 18 tonnes - mines minister
KINSHASA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's gold output is set to jump to up to 18 tonnes this year, more than four times last year's production, the country's mines minister Martin Kabwelulu said on Wednesday.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 U.N. condemns top human rights official's expulsion from Congo
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned the expulsion of the top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and called on the U.N. Security Council to consider possible action.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 UPDATE 2-At least 27 killed in attacks in eastern Congo - official
* Houses burned, some victims decapitated (Writes through with details, UN reaction)

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 Soccer-Keshi sacked as Nigeria put 'consortium' in charge
CAPE TOWN, Oct. 16 (Reuters) - Stephen Keshi has been removed as head coach of Nigeria and replaced by a "consortium" of coaches for the side's final two African Nations Cup qualifiers next month.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 BRIEF-SOCO finds oil offshore Congo Republic
* Soco epc, operator of marine xi block offshore republic of congo (brazzaville), has completed drilling exploration well lidongo x marine 101 well

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 Fitch Affirms Republic of Congo at 'B+'; Outlook Stable
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, October 03 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Republic of Congo's Long-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'B+'. The Outlooks are Stable. Fitch has also affirmed the rating on the 2029 Eurobond at 'B+' ,the Short-term foreign currency IDR at 'B' and the Country Ceiling at 'BBB-', in line with the Country Ceiling for the Communaute Economique et Monetaire d'Afrique Centrale (CEMAC). KEY RATING DRIVERS The Republic of C

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 UPDATE 1-Soccer-Hulk suffers racial abuse in Russian league game
* Hulk incident is second to hit Russian Premier League in a week