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Archbishop of Kinshasa raises his voice against the intransigence of the FCC

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Archbishop of Kinshasa and Vice-President of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) raises his voice against the intransigence of the FCC in relation to the appointment of the President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) and the organic law proposals initiated by national deputies Aubin Minaku and Gary Sakata. […]

Congo Brazzaville: President Denis Sassou Nguesso loses his plane in France

A Falcon 7X from the presidential fleet of the Congolese Denis Sassou Nguesso is due to be auctioned off on the tarmac at Bordeaux-Mérignac airport. The plane was grounded at the request of a Lebanese businessman, Mohsen Hojeij, acting on the basis of a Paris Court of Appeal ruling of 27 February, in settlement of […]

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Moratorium on the debts of Congo, Ethiopia and Chad

The Paris Club, which brings together all the Western countries that hold the bulk of the debts of developing countries, announced this on Tuesday. In concrete terms, this means that Brazzaville, Addis Ababa and Ndjamena will not have to pay their debts this year. On the other hand, it is not a cancellation, so they […]

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DR Congo: New outbreak of Ebola declared in northwest

A new outbreak of Ebola fever was declared in DR Congo, with new cases confirmed in the town of Mbandaka, at a time the is struggling with coronavirus, with more than 3,000 confirmed cases. Congolese health authorities identified six people in the city of Mbandaka, in Équateur province, five of whom have died. They were […]

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Niger and Congo receive their consignment of Malagasy product against Covid 19

After Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea, Niger and Congo-Brazzaville have in turn received a donation of Covid-Organics, this decoction based on artemisia, which the Malagasy president praises for its curative virtues against coronavirus. For Niger, the announcement was made yesterday by the Ministry of Health. The products are contained in sachets ready to be “administered in […]

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Corruption: DR Congo president’s chief of staff arrested

The chief of staff to the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested on Wednesday in the capital, Kinshasa, after hours of questioning into the alleged misappropriation of funds. According to local media, Vital Kamerhe was arrested over his role following allegations of corruption in infrastructure projects that fell under his remit during […]

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Congo unveils new docks in commercial city of Pointe Noire

The President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso this week inaugurated new infrastructure for the Congo terminal in the commercial city of Pointe Noire.   Managers of the port hope this will further consolidate its position as a transit country in the Gulf of Guinea. Séraphin Bhalat, CEO of the autonomous port of […]

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One candidate “clearly won” Congo election – Catholic Church bishops

The Roman Catholic Church bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, on Thursday said they already know the winner of the December 30 presidential elections, according to tallies from more than 40,000 observers deployed by the church across the country. According to the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) bishops, it was clear which […]

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DRC: Congolese await vote results of first peaceful power transfer

Congolese are waiting for Sunday election results which will unveil the successor of the outgoing President Joseph Kabila two years after the electoral process was delayed over logistical problems. Millions of Congolese Sunday cast their votes except some 1.26 million in some regions of the country, including the eastern city of Goma the vote has […]

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DR Congo gives EU rep 48 hours to leave before partial election

In Democratic Republic of Congo where voting has been further postponed into meaningless in some regions, Kinshasa has asked the European Union to recall its representative citing targeted sanctions against 14 Congolese officials. The European Union had sanctioned the officials for their roles in repression of anti-Kabila protests. Among the affected officials are Emmanuel Ramazani […]

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