Calls for Republic of the Congo President to Free Jailed Talassa Editor
[CPJ] President Denis Sassou Nguesso
President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Brazzaville
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma arrives in Brazzaville, Congo to attend the AU High-Level Committee on Libya.
How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates
[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014.
M23 Rebels Still a Big Problem for Uganda, Says Kuteesa
[Monitor] M23 rebels who once waged an armed struggle against the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before signing a peace agreement, still pose a big challenge to Uganda, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Sam Kuteesa has said.
Angolan and Congolease Heads of State Reaffirm Closer Cooperation
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan and Congolese Heads of State, respectively JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos and Dennis Sassou Nguessou, reaffirmed on Monday the commitment to strengthening cooperation ties between the two countries, with a view to contributing to stability and progress in the subregion and on the African continent.
Angolan President 'Considered Reference for Africans'
[ANGOP] Luanda -The position and legacy of the Angolan President, JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos, will always be for all peoples of the continent, and not only, a great reference, according to the Head of State of the Republic of the Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Congolese President Visit Shows Friendship - Georges Chikoti
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, arrived in Luanda, Angolan Monday for a visit in a demonstration of the historic ties of friendship and brotherhood between the two countries, said Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti.
Presidents Hold Private Meeting
[ANGOP] Luanda -The presidents of Angola and the Republic of Congo, JosĂ© Eduardo dos Santos and Dennis Sassou Nguesso, respectively, met in private today in Luanda, being the main point of the official visit of the Congolese leader to the Angolan capital.
Ghana Blow up Chances After Congo Stalemate
[CAF] Ghana's chances of making it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been dealt a blow after failing to pick all points against a determined Congo side, drawing 1-1 in a Group E Day Threee clash on Friday in Kumasi.
Elections Still a Weak Spot in Central Africa
[Africa Renewal] The special representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), FranĂ§ois LouncĂ©ny Fall, appeared before the UN Security Council in June to brief it on the situation in the Central African region.
WFP Cuts Food Rations for Burundi, DR Congo Refugees
[Citizen] Kigoma -The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce the size of food rations distributed to refugees in the Mtendeli, Nduta and Nyarugusu Camps due to funding shortfalls.
Internet Shutdowns Stifle Media
[IPS] New York -"The internet for journalism is now like the air you breathe," said Befeqadu Hailu, an Ethiopian journalist and a member of the Zone 9 blogger collective who was arrested in April 2014 and charged with terrorism. "Without the internet, modern journalism means nothing."
Is Sassou Nguesso Constructing a Fractured 'New Republic'?
[ISS] The highly contested 2015 constitutional referendum in the Republic of the Congo set in motion a process of institutional reform which the government packaged as the construction of a new political future and branded as 'the new republic'.