Brazzaville

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 22nd, 2014
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By Louisa Waugh Last June, when I first arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR), one of the resident ex-pats suggested I visit ‘Cinq Kilo’ – Bangui’s largest market. ‘It’s rowdy, but fun.’ He said. ‘Take someone local with you; it’s famous for pickpockets too.’ I liked the market, and soon felt...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 6th, 2013
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Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, is an agreeable city with a frayed, low-rise commercial downtown, a hilly upscale district of hotels and embassies that stretches to the airport, and, radiating out in three directions, busy working-class quartiers where life goes on out of doors...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Dec 1st, 2012
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A cargo plan that crashed at Brazzaville airport killing at least 27 people belonged to the Armenian freight specialist airline Rij Airways, the foreign ministry in Yerevan said Saturday. The plane, carrying seven crew members, crashed as it tried to land in a storm on Friday. Most of the victims wer...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Jul 16th, 2012
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Voters in the oil-exporting Central African state of Congo Republic have turned out to elect a new parliament, with the ruling party of President Denis Sassou Nguesso and its allies seen holding the majority. Opposition parties have complained about a lack of access to state media during campaigning,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 27th, 2012
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South African Airways (SAA) is set to add, in the coming two months, two new destinations to its ever-increasing Africa-region route network. The two new destinations, Abidjan and Brazzaville, will bring the total number of destinations that SAA serves throughout Africa to 28. As from 17 August 2012,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 3rd, 2012
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Africa’s richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote, has donated $500 000 to victims of last month’s munitions blasts in Congo which killed at least 282 people, his group said on Tuesday. Dangote made the donation at the weekend in the Congolese capital Brazzaville with a pledge to increase his ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Mar 11th, 2012
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Brazzaville – Morgue workers are hurrying to finish washing the bodies of over 100 victims of last week’s deadly explosion at a Republic of Congo military base ahead of their state funeral. State radio has reported that 246 people were killed one week ago when a military arms depot went u...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Mar 8th, 2012
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Brazzaville – State radio reported that the over 200 victims of last weekend’s deadly blast will be buried in a mass funeral on Saturday in the capital’s central cemetery. Firmin Ayessa, the chief of staff for Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, announced the arrangement on th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Congo
Mar 7th, 2012
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On the edge of the military camp in Congo’s capital, Brazzaville, where an ammunition depot exploded, the fence made of concrete blocks and reinforced concrete posts has been flattened. Across the street from the camp, the closest houses in the Mpila neighbourhood have no roofs left. The one or...
By IndepthAfrica
In Press Releases
Mar 6th, 2012
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NEW YORK, March 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ –The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is profoundly saddened by the loss of life and destruction caused by the accidental explosion of an ammunition depo...