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China To Build Congo Brazzaville’s New €50 Million Parliament As A Gift

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The Republic of Congo’s new parliament will be built by the Chinese at an estimated cost of €50m, which the Chinese government is giving as a gift. Check also: Uganda To Host Military Intelligence Base To Monitor DR Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso on Monday launched the commencement of work on the edifice to be located in the capital, Brazzaville. According ...

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Congo’s President Wins Re-election, Opposition Vows Protests

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BRAZZAVILLE – Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won a new five-year term with over 60 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on Thursday, but the opposition rejected the outcome, alleging fraud and calling for civil disobedience. Check also: Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou has been re-elected Residents said Brazzaville, capital of the oil-producing Central African nation where ...

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Congo Shuts Down Media Platforms For Security Purposes


Congo is holding its elections under a media blackout and the tense vote is expected to see President Denis Sassou Nguesso prolong his 32-year rule over the oil-rich but poor nation. Telephone, internet and SMS services shut down for 48 hours for “reasons of security” as Congo heads to the polls. Check also: Ugandan government shuts down social media ahead ...

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