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Residents flee Congolese capital after post-election violence

Thousands of people in the Congolese capital of Brazzaville are said to be fleeing the latest violence which has broken out linked to last month’s

Thousands of people in the Congolese capital of Brazzaville are said to be fleeing the latest violence which has broken out linked to last month’s

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Heavy gunfire breaks out in Brazzaville - witnesses

Police and unidentified men have exchanged heavy gunfire in Congo’s capital a matter of hours after a peace and unity concert was held, witnesses

Police and unidentified men have exchanged heavy gunfire in Congo’s capital a matter of hours after a peace and unity concert was held, witnesses

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Congo President Sassou Nguesso re-elected for third consecutive term

Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-elected for a five-year term following a landslide victory. The Interior Ministry announced

Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been re-elected for a five-year term following a landslide victory. The Interior Ministry announced

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Republic of Congo president is re-elected

The Republic of Congo’s long time President Denis Sassou Nguesso has claimed victory after Sunday’s presidential poll. According to official results

The Republic of Congo’s long time President Denis Sassou Nguesso has claimed victory after Sunday’s presidential poll. According to official results

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All-Africa Games close in bustling Brazzaville

The 11th All-Africa games have drawn to a close in Republic of Congo Brazzaville with around 8,000 athletes taking part in 22 sports. Egypt topped

The 11th All-Africa games have drawn to a close in Republic of Congo Brazzaville with around 8,000 athletes taking part in 22 sports. Egypt topped

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African Games: Algeria claim men's volleyball gold

Algeria celebrated another gold at the African Games in Brazzaville, when the men’s team won the volleyball. The North African’s beat hosts Congo

Algeria celebrated another gold at the African Games in Brazzaville, when the men’s team won the volleyball. The North African’s beat hosts Congo

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South African dominate the pool at African Games

The South African swimming team continued to dominate the pool at the 11th edition of the African Games, in Brazzaville. Olympian Chad le Clos won

The South African swimming team continued to dominate the pool at the 11th edition of the African Games, in Brazzaville. Olympian Chad le Clos won

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Sakharov Prize winner Mukwege on justice for DRC's women

For the last fifteen years he has been helping women from the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been mutilated in the most intimate way. Doctor

For the last fifteen years he has been helping women from the Democratic Republic of Congo who have been mutilated in the most intimate way. Doctor

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WHO says Ebola spread at critical stage

The WHO says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may now have plateaued off, and will now either decline or jump to a new level. It says it wants to be

The WHO says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may now have plateaued off, and will now either decline or jump to a new level. It says it wants to be

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Ebola virus affecting tourism, say travel agents

Tourists are turning away from Africa in their droves after the Ebola outbreak and are cancelling trips including those to destinations thousands of

Tourists are turning away from Africa in their droves after the Ebola outbreak and are cancelling trips including those to destinations thousands of

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Congo warlord Katanga convicted at International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court in the Hague has convicted Congolese warlord Germain Katanga of being an accessory to war crimes including murder

The International Criminal Court in the Hague has convicted Congolese warlord Germain Katanga of being an accessory to war crimes including murder

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Trial begins for Congo militia leader accused of rape and massacres

A Congolese militia leader widely known as “The Terminator” has gone on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Bosco Ntaganda is

A Congolese militia leader widely known as “The Terminator” has gone on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Bosco Ntaganda is

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DR Congo troops 'regain control' after attacks

Congolese troops have regained control of key sites in the capital Kinshasa after an attack by gunmen, according to the government. Gunfire was

Congolese troops have regained control of key sites in the capital Kinshasa after an attack by gunmen, according to the government. Gunfire was

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UN honours Congolese nun with prestigious refugee award

A Congolese nun, who works with displaced and abused women in Congo, has been awarded the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at the United Nations High

A Congolese nun, who works with displaced and abused women in Congo, has been awarded the prestigious Nansen Refugee Award at the United Nations High

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M23 rebels will take on UN special force in DRC if attacked

The M23 rebel group in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will fight back if attacked by a UN contingent being sent to the

The M23 rebel group in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will fight back if attacked by a UN contingent being sent to the

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Congolese warlord acquitted of brutal massacre

Former Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui has been acquitted by the International Criminal Court of war crimes and crimes against

Former Congolese militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui has been acquitted by the International Criminal Court of war crimes and crimes against

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Congolese refugees flee fresh fighting

Thousands of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the move as Congolese rebels and government forces exchange heavy weapons fire.

Thousands of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the move as Congolese rebels and government forces exchange heavy weapons fire.

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Democratic Republic of Congo refugees flee fresh violence

Fresh fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Refugees were heading towards the capital Kinshasa

Fresh fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Refugees were heading towards the capital Kinshasa

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Congolese warlord found guilty in ICC's first ruling

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been found guilty of war crimes at the International Criminal Court. It is the Hague tribunal’s first

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been found guilty of war crimes at the International Criminal Court. It is the Hague tribunal’s first

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Congolese struggle after deadly munitions blasts

Survivors of Sunday’s devastating arms dump blasts in Congo have continued to overwhelm the main university hospital in the capital Brazzaville

Survivors of Sunday’s devastating arms dump blasts in Congo have continued to overwhelm the main university hospital in the capital Brazzaville

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Congo munitions dump blast kills 200

Around 200 people have been killed after an arms dump exploded in Congo’s capital Brazzaville. Hundreds more were hurt in blasts which also sparked

Around 200 people have been killed after an arms dump exploded in Congo’s capital Brazzaville. Hundreds more were hurt in blasts which also sparked

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Congo: 150 feared dead in arms depot blasts

At least 150 people are feared killed and some 1,500 others injured after a series of explosions in an arms depot in Congo’s capital

At least 150 people are feared killed and some 1,500 others injured after a series of explosions in an arms depot in Congo’s capital

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Polling stations attacked in DR Congo

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday threatened to mar the country’s second democratic elections since emerging from years of civil

Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday threatened to mar the country’s second democratic elections since emerging from years of civil

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Unrest mars DR Congo vote

Voting in the Democratic Republic of Congo second-ever presidential election in four decades was marred by unrest on Monday. The UN said some

Voting in the Democratic Republic of Congo second-ever presidential election in four decades was marred by unrest on Monday. The UN said some

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Belgian court asked to ban 'racist' Tintin

One of Belgium’s most famous exports is in court on accusations of racism. A Congolese man alleges Hergé‘s ‘Tintin in Congo’ comic book presents

One of Belgium’s most famous exports is in court on accusations of racism. A Congolese man alleges Hergé‘s ‘Tintin in Congo’ comic book presents