Scientists Map Vast Peat Swamps, a Storehouse of Carbon, in Central Africa
The peatlands, covering an area the size of New York State, contain billions of tons of stored carbon but are vulnerable to warming and development.
U.N. to Investigate Peacekeepers Suspected of Killing Women and Children in Africa
A report by Human Rights Watch provided new evidence that Congolese peacekeeping soldiers killed civilians in the Central African Republic.
Political Violence Roils the Republic of Congo
Since the country’s longtime president was re-elected in March, humanitarian groups have reported airstrikes and ground offensives in opposition strongholds of the capital, Brazzaville.
Yoweri Museveni and Other African ‘Presidents for Life’
The Ugandan president was sworn in for a fifth term. President Obama has urged African leaders not to cling to power, to limited effect.
Gunfire Ends Post-Election Calm in the Republic of Congo
An armed group rampaged overnight in Brazzaville, the capital, shattering a relative calm since the re-election of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso.
Congo Republic: President Is Re-elected
President Denis Sassou-Nguesso has won a new five-year term with more than 60 percent of the vote, the interior minister said, but the opposition rejected the outcome.
Congo Clamps Down for Election
The Republic of Congo’s government has ordered the country’s two largest telecommunications providers to block all communication during a presidential election on Sunday for security reasons.
Republic of Congo: 4 Protesters Killed in Police Clashes
Thousands of people were protesting a referendum planned for Sunday on removing term limits for President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Republic of Congo: High School Students Protest After Exams Are Canceled Over Leak of Questions
Thousands of high school students pelted the police with stones and damaged property in violent protests Friday.
Republic of Congo Signals a Turn in Poaching Fight
A conference hosted by the Republic of Congo’s government, which drew heads of states from several African nations, aimed to address a resurgence in international demand for elephant tusks.
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