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  1. President Pranab Mukherjee greets Algeria on Independence Day eveRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago |

    ... reiterating India's commitment to enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations.(READ: Pranab Mukherjee greets Congo on National Day ) In a message to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the president said: "On behalf of the ...


  2. Thousands flee Burundi for neighbouring countriesRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Scoop

    ... official figures show 66,000 in Tanzania, 56,000 in Rwanda, 9,038 in Uganda, 11,500 in Democratic Republic of the Congo, and even 400 in faraway Zambia. In anticipation of more arrivals, relocation efforts have been sped up over the last days. In ...


  3. Noella Coursaris Musunka is Brand Ambassador of AFWL 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Vanguard

    As preparations are in top gear for the fifth edition of the annual Africa Fashion Week London 2015, Noella Coursaris Musunka an international model and the founder of Malaika has been announced Brand Ambassador for AFWL 2015. Born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo , after obtaining a degree in business management, she moved to London and began a career in modeling, where her first campaign was for Agent Provocateur.


  4. Despite risks, Italian nun helps Congo women give birthRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Italian nun Sister Maria Concetta, 81, talks with mothers at Zongo Hospital where she works as a midwife in Zongo, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 21, 2015. AFP/FEDERICO SCOPPA ZONGO, Congo: Still going strong at 81, Italian nun and midwife Sister Maria Concetta Esu recently asked Pope Francis to bless her hands, which have delivered more than 34,000 African babies.


  5. Rwanda Again Faces Lunacy and the "Rubbish of Injustice"Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    ... Kabila in neighboring DRCongo. Meanwhile, the FDLR perpetrators of the 1994 genocide have found a haven in eastern Congo and continue to wreak havoc on the Tutsi population there. As Africa continues to throw off the shackles of European colonialism ...


  6. 101 to become citizens at Strawbery Banke ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    ... Bhuta, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, People's Republi of China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, ...


  7. National Circuit Championships for SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

    ... aims to promote athletics in every corner of the country and also to prepare them for the All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville in September. The championships have also witness several senior and junior athletes opening their season with notable ...


  8. Congo's opposition slaps conditions on national dialogueRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Congo Republic's leading opposition and campaign groups said on Friday they would not take part in talks that could open the way for a third term for President Denis Sassou Nguesso, unless the event was led by an independent figure. Sassou Nguesso called the "national dialogue" in the oil-rich central African nation from July 11 to 14 to discuss possible changes to the constitution.


  9. Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds outRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections. President Joseph Kabila, in power since 2001, began a three-week open discussion with politicians, religious and civic leaders on June 1, but opposition parties are refusing to participate without international mediation.


  10. Bharti Airtel earns USD1.3bn from African tower sales; more transactions pendingRead the original story

    Yesterday | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Bharti Airtel has earned more than USD1.3 billion from the sale of its telecoms towers in five African countries, according to local press reports, with the proceeds set to be utilised to reduce debt. Bharti Airtel has not yet made an official announcement on the sale, but a source used by the Economic Times claims that the transactions have been concluded in Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda and the Republic of Congo .


  11. .com | Italian nun brings life at risk to her own in DR CongoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Still going strong at 81, Italian nun and midwife Sister Maria Concetta Esu recently asked Pope Francis to bless her hands, which have delivered more than 34 000 African babies. "The task of a midwife brings me great joy because God gives life but he doesn't give birth," she told AFP at a maternity clinic in Zongo in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


  12. Rwanda: Kagame's spy chief Karake arrested in UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | San Francisco Bay View

    ... genocide - that is, the massacre of Rwandan Hutu civilians and refugees in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Karake is now being held for possible extradition to Spain. Rwandan President Paul Kagame bailed his intelligence chief out ...


  13. Jean Pierre's - miracle project' completedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Coast Reporter

    ... in late May when daughter Amanda joined her parents, Jean Pierre and Yvette, in Gibsons. Yvette had arrived from Congo-Brazzaville in September 2012, reuniting with her husband after more than a decade apart. But, because Amanda was attending ...


  14. Carlson Rezidor Announces Radisson Blu M'Bamou Palace Hotel, Brazzaville, Republic of CongoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Hotel News Resource

    Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its portfolio in Africa by announcing the Radisson Blu M'Bamou Palace Hotel in Brazzaville, capital city of the Republic of Congo. The upper upscale property with 178 rooms will be the first internationally branded hotel in Brazzaville and open in September 2015.


  15. African leaders must respect constitutions or face turmoil - HollandeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Star Online

    ... there are risks and there are consequences," Hollande told reporters in Benin at the start of a two-day African visit. Congo Republic's President Denis Sassou Nguesso, 71, has not yet said if he plans to seek another seven-year term. He called for a ...


  16. Amnesty Blasts Congo-Brazzaville Over Mass ExpulsionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Voice of America

    People that have been deported from Congo's capital Brazzaville, seen in background, arrive by river boat in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 29, 2014. Amnesty International says abuses committed in the Republic of Congo during last year's deportation of tens of thousands to the Democratic Republic of Congo could amount to crimes against humanity.


  17. Must Reads of the Week: A Migrant's Journey, the Art of Coding, and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 |

    ... it disappears for years at a time. Since a 1976 outbreak in what then was Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and a simultaneous episode with a closely related virus in what was then southern Sudan (now South Sudan), the sequence of ...


  18. .com | Nguesso calls for national dialogue, with term limits one subjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | News24

    The president of the Congo Republic has called for a national dialogue, one subject of which would be potential constitutional changes that would allow him to stand next year for a third term. President Denis Sassou Nguesso, 71, has not yet said if he plans to seek another seven-year term.


  19. Congo-Brazzaville: Mass deportations of DRC nationals may amount to crimes against humanityRead the original story

    Thursday | Amnesty International

    Police violence, persecution, arbitrary detentions and rape amid a security operation to deport tens of thousands of DR Congo nationals from Congo-Brazzaville last year were part of widespread attacks that could amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said in a new report today. The organization calls for a halt of all current plans of mass expulsions of foreign nationals from the Republic of Congo and for all of those unlawfully expelled to be allowed to return, if they so desire.


  20. Bharti raises $1.3bn from African towers saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | Total Telecom

    ... value on its business partnership with Airtel and will continue to work with them in Tanzania and elsewhere, including Congo Brazzaville where HTA recently closed a similar transaction with Airtel."