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Train Crash in Southeast DR Congo Kills scores

At least 33 people were killed and nearly 26 injured when 11 cars of a cargo train caught fire between the Democratic Republic of Congo’s second city Lubumbashi and Luena in Katanga province. According to the National Railway Company, the cause of the accident is not yet known. However, the UN’s radio Okapi said that […]

Douala to become the financial hub of Central Africa

The heads of state of Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) in a meeting in the Chadian capital N’Djamena, decided to make Douala the financial center of the sub-region. According to the final communiqué of the one-day meeting, Libreville Stock Exchange, BVMAC, currently based in Gabon, will merge with the Douala Stock Exchange […]

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CEMAC borders finally opened to nationals of the six-State community

The free movement of persons and goods throughout the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) is finally effective. After Cameroon, Chad, Congo, CAR and Gabon, earlier this month, Equatorial Guinea has finally joined the list of Central African nations that have opened their borders, ending the entry visa requirement for citizens of the six […]

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US Envoy to United Nations visits Africa

The United States President Donald Trump’s special envoy has kicked off an official visit to Africa, starting from Ethiopia on Monday. America’s United Nations envoy Nikki Haley is expected to hold meetings with members of the Ethiopian government and officials of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. According to a statement from the US […]

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No presidential polls in DR Congo until mid-2019

There will not be elections to choose the next president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) until 2019, the electoral commission said. Elections were due after President Kabila’s mandate expired in December 2016, but the polls did not take place because of the unavailability of a voters’ register and insecurity in parts of the […]

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Angola elections: Over 4500 security forces deployed in restive Cabinda

At least 4,570 law enforcement agents have been deployed to the restive Cabinda province disputed by secessionists as Angolans head to the polls this Wednesday for elections that will mark the end of President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 38-year rule. According to the police commander of the restive province, Eusébio Domingos de Almeida e Costa, […]

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Congo’s Sassou Nguesso reappoints Clement Mouamba as PM

Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Monday reappointed Clement Mouamba as prime minister, the presidency said in a statement. Clement Mouamba, resigned four days ago with the entire government, as Denis Sassou Nguesso called for new leadership to help alleviate economic woes caused by a steep drop in oil prices since 2014. The announcement came […]

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Senegal to launch its first internet exchange point, SenIX

Senegalese government plans to launch its first Internet Exchange Point on August 29 in the capital city Dakar, Cheikh Bakhoum, the Director General of the Senegalese State Information Agency (ADIE) and Chairman of Senegal Internet Exchange Point (SenIX) said in an interview with CIO Mag. The infrastructure will allow a direct exchange of Internet traffic […]

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SADC to send a special envoy to DRC

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be sending a former head of state to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a special envoy amidst political manoeuvers and a deteriorating economic situation in the Central African nation, the regional bloc said. Congolese President Joseph Kabila has not yet confirmed or denied whether he will run […]

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Congo: Prime Minister, Cabinet Resign amid Economic Turmoil

Congo’s Prime Minister Clement Mouamba on Thursday resigned along with the rest of his cabinet, days after veteran President Denis Sassou Nguesso called for new leadership. The Central African nation has been struggling with economic woes since the 2014 drop in oil prices as the drop reduced export revenues and increased public debt. In his […]

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