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Sat, 03 Dec 2016 One dead in ENI Congo oil platform fire
BRAZZAVILLE, Dec 3 (Reuters) - One person was killed in a fire on an oil platform operated by ENI Congo off the coast of the Congo Republic city of Pointe-Noire, the government said.

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 UPDATE 1-Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes
KAMPALA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Ugandan authorities said on Sunday 41 tribal insurgents and 14 police officers were killed in clashes in the west of the country, and the tribal king of the area near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo was detained.

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes
KAMPALA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Ugandan authorities said on Sunday 41 tribal insurgents and 14 police officers were killed in clashes in the west of the country, and the tribal king of the area near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo was detained.

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 UPDATE 2-East Congo militia kills 30 civilians, most from rival ethnic group
KINSHASA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - An ethnic Nande militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed about 30 civilians, mostly Hutus, on Sunday morning, local sources said, in an apparent escalation of deadly violence between the two groups that has flared repeatedly this year.

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 BRIEF-Ivanhoe Mines announces significant progress in upgrading Kipushi zinc-copper mine
* Ivanhoe mines announces significant progress in upgrading Kipushi zinc-copper mine in democratic republic of Congo Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 Equatorial Resources aims to invest $1.2 bln in Congo iron project
BRAZZAVILLE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Africa-focused Australian mining company Equatorial Resources Ltd will aim to invest around $1.2 billion to develop its Badondo iron ore project in Republic of Congo, the company said.

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 REFILE-FACTBOX-Urine trouble: Finding a toilet in cities around the world is no easy task
NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With more people than ever before migrating to cities, finding a toilet is not only a chore but a public health issue for hundreds of millions of people around the world, WaterAid, a sanitation charity, said on Thursday.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 As oil palm expands, African nations agree to protect forests
ROME, Nov 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Central and West African countries have promised to protect their tropical forests from being cut down to make way for palm oil crops, in a declaration signed on Wednesday by governments representing more than 70 percent of Africa's tropical forests.

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 Soccer-Congo fire coach after World Cup defeat
BRAZZAVILLE, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Congo have fired coach Pierre Lechantre, making him the fourth coaching casualty since last month's kick-off of the group stages of Africa's World Cup qualifiers.

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 Soccer-Egypt keep up 100 percent record in qualifiers
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A first-half penalty converted by Mohamed Salah and a late goal from Abdallah Saied allowed Egypt to beat Ghana 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Sunday and continue their winning form.