Republic of Congo

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Feb 11th, 2014
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By MISNA Jean-Emmanuel Ndjaraoua, a legislator of the transitional government of the Central African Republic (CAR), was assassinated yesterday by unidentified gunmen in central Bangui, just hours after he denounced an ongoing spiral of violence against Muslims. Confirmation arrived from the Central ...
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Apr 4th, 2013
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If you haven’t noticed, Africa — once the playground of colonial powers — is at the center of another geopolitical tug of war. With its abundance of natural resources, African nations are being courted by the world’s superpowers. This struggle largely pits the interests of the U.S., the world’s leadi...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Despite U.S. and China pressure, continent must decide what is in its best interests. If you haven’t noticed, Africa — once the playground of colonial powers — is at the center of another geopolitical tug of war. With its abundance of natural resources, African nations are being courted by the ...
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In DR Congo
Feb 15th, 2013
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KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) – Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, states: “National economic performance, the orthodox management of public finances and the concerted efforts of the authorities in combating corruption were commended by all tho...
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In CAR
Jan 2nd, 2013
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Central African Republic President Francois Bozize has fired his son as defense minister and fired the army chief of staff, after a string of victories by rebel forces. The firings were announced in a decree read over state radio Wednesday. The decree said Bozize is taking the defense minister’...
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In Cameroon
Dec 28th, 2012
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Verone Mankou with the Elikia When 26-year-old Congolese entrepreneur Verone Mankou followed up the introduction of the first African-designed tablet with the announcement of the first African-designed smartphone, some within the local tech community looked on skeptically. This was Africa after all, ...
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In East Africa
Dec 6th, 2012
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(AP) — Somalia has bottomed out in an annual ranking of the perceived corruption of nations, joining Afghanistan and North Korea. Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index, released Wednesday, shows Somalia ranked at 174 out of the 174 nations surveyed. Botswana was...
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In DR Congo
Oct 2nd, 2012
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More than 25,000 Congolese refugees have returned to their homes in the northern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) under a voluntary repatriation programme that was launched in May by the United Nations refugee agency. “The 25,000 mark was passed last Friday – the current total of those helped b...
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Sep 11th, 2012
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By Madeline R. Young The Republic of Congo’s mining industry is developing swiftly following 50 years of uncertainty. During a recent interview, Jean Omer Mpeho, the Press Attaché of the Republic of Congo Consulate to the UK, explained that after independence and prior to the start of the civil wars ...
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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,...