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DRC: 11 killed in ADF rebel attack

Kinshasa, DRC, | XINHUA | At least 11 people were killed Thursday night in an attack by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in a shopping mall in northeastern Ituri province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to local security sources. The ADF rebels attacked the …

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Republic of Congo to assume OPEC rotating presidency in 2022

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | The Republic of the Congo will succeed Angola as OPEC’s rotating president in 2022, said Mohammed Barkindo, secretary-general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Monday. “Congo will take over the presidency of OPEC in 2022,” he said after an exchange with Congolese …

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Over 40 dead after ADF rebel attacks in eastern DR Congo

Kinshasa, DRC | XINHUA |  More than 40 people were killed Sunday night in attacks blamed on rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in two villages in the eastern province of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to local authorities. The attacks occurred in the villages …

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Son of Congo president not charged in France

Paris, France | AFP | A son of Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has not been charged in a French probe into the assets in France of the families of several African leaders, his lawyer said Friday, although his name has been cited in the investigation. A lawyer …

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Kanda Bongo-Man takes Ugandans down memory lane

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of music enthusiasts converged at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel to welcome the new year with a musical concert featuring legendary Congolese star Kanda Bongo-Man. The crowd that had filled Sheraton garden was treated to an energetic performance from Team no sleep …

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Congo’s veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years. During its congress in Brazzaville overnight Monday, his Congolese Party of Labour (PCT) …

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