Thousands flee gunbattles in Congo capital after disputed polls

Streams of people panicked by gunfire fled districts loyal to the opposition in the south of Brazzaville, carrying their bags and pushing the elderly in wheelbarrows.

Apr 05, 2016, 04:03 AM IST

Congo votes by landslide to allow third presidential term

More than 92 percent of voters in Congo Republic approved a change to the constitution that will allow President Denis Sassou Nguesso to run for a third consecutive term, results of a referendum showed on Tuesday.

Oct 27, 2015, 15:23 PM IST

Four dead in Congo as protesters defy clampdown

Four people have been killed and 10 injured in the Republic of Congo, according to officials, as demonstrators braved a government clampdown and took to the streets to protest the president's bid for a third term in office.

Oct 21, 2015, 06:03 AM IST

Students riot in Congo after final exams cancelled

Thousands of students rioted Friday in Congo`s capital Brazzaville, attacking schools and the education ministry after authorities cancelled the final day of end-of-year exams over alleged "massive fraud".

Jun 05, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Congo-Brazzaville bans Muslim women from wearing full veil

Congo-Brazzaville has banned Muslim women from wearing the full face-veil in public, citing security reasons, an Islamic association told AFP on Saturday.

May 02, 2015, 22:51 PM IST
Rebels kill more than 20 people in east Congo village

Rebels kill more than 20 people in east Congo village

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed more than 20 people overnight in their second attack near the eastern Congolese town of Beni in 48 hours, a civic group said on Saturday.

Oct 18, 2014, 13:19 PM IST

Small blasts in Rep of Congo for 2nd day

Government spokesman Bienvenu Okyemi blamed a short
circuit for the fire that set off the blasts.

Mar 05, 2012, 20:05 PM IST

Congo`s Brazzaville arms depot blast kills some 200

Officials earlier said the blasts occurred after a fire started in an arms depot in a military base.

Mar 04, 2012, 19:57 PM IST

Congo bans 69 Chinese fishing boats

The Republic of Congo has banned
69 Chinese fishing boats from its waters for illicit activities.

Dec 30, 2011, 22:29 PM IST