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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.

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.

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.