Denis Sassou Nguesso

Congo: Court frees Opposition leader Makaya after 3 years detention.

Congolese opposition leader Paulin Makaya, who has been in prison for nearly three years. Has regained freedom four days after a court ruling ordered the end of his detention. He had been sentenced to one year in prison for complicity in an unauthorized protest in October 2015. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK Against the referendum that […]

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The Republic of Congo signs peace deal with “Ninja” rebels

The government of the Republic of Congo on Saturday agreed a ceasefire with rebels in the southeast region of Pool, halting a 15-year conflict that rights groups say has cost dozens of lives and forced tens of thousands to flee. Political violence spiked in the Central African oil producer after a contested presidential election in […]

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Congo: President Denis Sassou calls for cross-border action to tackle DR Congo crisis

President of Congo Republic Denis Sassou Nguesso has called for a regional action to mitigate the escalating crisis in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. He expressed concern on Thursday when he hosted the summit of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Brazzaville as the incoming […]

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Congo Brazzaville opposition leader loses appeal against jail term

A court in Congo Republic on Tuesday threw out a challenge to opposition leader Paulin Makaya’s prison sentence for his role in protests against a third term for President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Makaya was sentenced to two years in jail last July on four counts including “incitement to disturb public order” during a demonstration in […]

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