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Congo to hold early presidential elections on March 20

Brazzaville (AFP) – The Republic of Congo will hold early presidential elections in March, authorities said, after a new constitution removed barriers to President Denis Sassou Nguesso extending his rule….

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Migrants clash with Macedonian police on Greek border

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Migrants on the Greek-Macedonian border attacked police with stones Saturday, enraged by the sight of Macedonian authorities erecting a fence along the border & an accident…

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Congolese troops raped 14 women in three days, says U.N. office

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Government soldiers raped 14 women over a three-day period in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the human rights office of the U.N. mission in Congo said in…

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Police clash with opposition protesters in Congo mining hub

By Aaron Ross LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Police in Democratic Republic of Congo's mining hub fired tear gas on Tuesday at opposition supporters brandishing sticks & shovels…

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More than 90% vote to allow Congo leader's bid to extend rule

Brazzaville (AFP) – More than 90 percent of people voting in a controversial referendum in the Republic of Congo approved a bid by President Denis Sassou Nguesso to extend his…

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Warlord Kony killing Congo elephants, selling ivory in Sudan

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African warlord Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army rebels in Congo are killing elephants for their ivory, which they trade for supplies in Sudanese-controlled territory, according to…

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Turnout fears as Congo votes on leader's bid to extend rule

Brazzaville (AFP) – Congolese were called to the polls Sunday to decide on a constitutional alter to enable one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, President Denis Sassou Nguesso, to seek a…

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Congo ruling party officials behind demo attack: rights body HRW

By Makini Brice DAKAR (Reuters) – Rights campaigners accused police & ruling party officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday of recruiting thugs to attack a peaceful opposition rally…

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Ntaganda: DR Congo's ruthless wartime 'Terminator'

Kinshasa (AFP) – War crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda is the feared former commander of a ruthless rebel group that pillaged & raped in DR Congo's mineral-rich east, earning him the…

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Congo looks to insect farming in fight against hunger

By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) – There is no shortage of protein in Kinshasa's Gambela Market, from cows to antelope & snakes. But it is the blue & silver bowls…

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