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Congo rebels, government meet after ceasefire deal

  Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congo’s government met with members of a key rebel group on Wednesday for the first time since a landmark ceasefire was signed after months of renewed armed conflict in the oil-rich nation. Fighters loyal to ex-rebel chief Frederic Bintsamou — seen as having disbanded after …

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UPDF strikes rebel camps in eastern DR Congo

Ugandan army strikes rebel camps in eastern DR Congo Kampala, Uganda | AFP – Michael O’Hagan |  Uganda’s army said Friday it had launched attacks on a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month. Army spokesman Richard Karemire …

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IMF sounds alarm over Congo debt before possible bailout

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | A team from the International Monetary Fund on Thursday wound up a mission to the Republic of Congo by expressing concern at debt and corruption before considering any bailout. “Congo’s economy continues to suffer from the effects of low oil prices, unsustainable debt, and significant governance …

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Uganda Cranes hold Congo to draw, set eyes on CECAFA

?? Congo 1-1 Uganda ?? (Goal Milton Karisa ) ??  Ghana  1-1  Egypt ?? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda ended their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a draw away in Brazaville courtesy of a first half goal by Milton Karisa. Marvin Baudry gave the home team an early lead that was …

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VIDEO: Basena optimistic Uganda cranes can win in Congo

VIDEO: Basena optimistic Uganda cranes can win in Congo Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Cranes interim boss Moses Basena on Thursday named a 20 man squad for the final 2018 FIFA World cup qualifier to be played in Brazzaville on Sunday against the Red Devils of Congo. Majority of the …

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No DRC presidential poll before 2019

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s electoral commission announced Wednesday that the vote to replace President Joseph Kabila expected by the end of the year will not happen before the start of 2019. Kabila officially ended his term in office in December, but he was allowed to stay …

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17 bodies found in DR Congo east border lake

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  The bodies of 17 civilians apparently fleeing violence in the troubled North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo were found in Lake Edward, a local official said Tuesday. The civilians “drowned trying to flee clashes between the Mai-Mai and soldiers from the …

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Partey hat-trick helps Ghana thrash Congo

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey scored a hat-trick as Ghana hammered Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville Tuesday to keep alive their slim 2018 World Cup qualification hopes. Serbia-based Richmond Boakye bagged a brace as the Black Stars achieved their biggest away winning margin in an …

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