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Republic of Congo: Congo responds to US concerns over election-related arrests

Congo’s government on Friday denied having conducted arrests during clashes over President Sassou Nguesso’s electoral victory. The government made the remarks in response to criticism by the US over the situation in the country since the March the 20th polls. “There is no arrest linked with the state security . …

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Republic of Congo: Early morning gunfire in Brazzaville hours after national peace and unity concert

About two hours of gunfire exchanges were heard in the early hours of Monday in three districts of Congo’s capital hours after a national peace and unity concert in Brazzaville. Congo’s military was reported to have fought back the militia with gunfire exchanges through three districts including Makelekele, Kinsoundi and …

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Republic of congo: Congo gov’t blames militia for Brazzaville attack

Former members of a militia that fought Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso in a 1997 civil war attacked and set alight military, police and local government offices on Monday, government spokesman Thierry Moungalla said. The assault by former “Ninja” militiamen, once loyal to the father of a losing candidate in …

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