Armed Group Likely Killed Investigators – UN

[Al Jazeera] A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence “does not preclude the…

[Al Jazeera] A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved".

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

The Crisis in Congo is Spiraling Out of Control

[HRW] Congo is facing a political and economic crisis, and it’s only growing worse. President Joseph Kabila was due to step down in December 2016, at the end of his constitutionally mandated two-term limit. But he has managed to hold on to power by del…

[HRW] Congo is facing a political and economic crisis, and it's only growing worse. President Joseph Kabila was due to step down in December 2016, at the end of his constitutionally mandated two-term limit. But he has managed to hold on to power by delaying elections and overseeing a brutal crackdown against those calling for the constitution to be respected.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Rwanda, Congo Sign Finance Cooperation Deal

[New Times] Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville yesterday signed an agreement establishing a framework under which the two countries can cooperate in various areas of interest.

[New Times] Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville yesterday signed an agreement establishing a framework under which the two countries can cooperate in various areas of interest.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

President’s Daughter Charged With Corruption in France

[RFI] Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

[RFI] Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Kenya Wins Bronze at African Championship in Brazzaville

[Nation] Middleweight boxer Elizabeth Akinyi became the first Kenyan to win a medal in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFCB) in Brazzaville, Congo Republic.

[Nation] Middleweight boxer Elizabeth Akinyi became the first Kenyan to win a medal in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFCB) in Brazzaville, Congo Republic.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

The Slow but Steady Rise of New African Cinemas

[Balancing Act] London -There has been a slow but steady increase in the number of cinemas in Africa, starting from a very low base. Last week we covered Filmhouse in Nigeria and in Cote d’Ivoire in 2015, 3 new cinemas were opened by a young local entr…

[Balancing Act] London -There has been a slow but steady increase in the number of cinemas in Africa, starting from a very low base. Last week we covered Filmhouse in Nigeria and in Cote d'Ivoire in 2015, 3 new cinemas were opened by a young local entrepreneur Jean-Marc Bejani. We also relayed the launch of CanalOlympia cinemas across West Africa. This week we look at the rise in cinema attendances at a new cinema in Congo Brazzaville called MTN Movies House.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Cyiza Eyes Gold At Africa Boxing Championships in Brazzaville

[New Times] The 2014 All Africa Youth Games bronze medalist Jean Pierre Cyiza has insisted he is aiming for nothing less than a gold medal at the forthcoming AFBC African Boxing Championships in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo from May 27 – June 4.

[New Times] The 2014 All Africa Youth Games bronze medalist Jean Pierre Cyiza has insisted he is aiming for nothing less than a gold medal at the forthcoming AFBC African Boxing Championships in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo from May 27 - June 4.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Bashir’s Continental Dream Dashed

[Monitor] Kampala -2014 Commonwealth quarterfinalist Nasir Bashir wasted another chance to reach the African Confederation Boxing Championship in Brazzaville, Congo when he lost in the ultimate trials at Lugogo Sunday.

[Monitor] Kampala -2014 Commonwealth quarterfinalist Nasir Bashir wasted another chance to reach the African Confederation Boxing Championship in Brazzaville, Congo when he lost in the ultimate trials at Lugogo Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville