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Congo court certifies President Sassou-Nguesso's re-election

Brazzaville - Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday certified the re-election of longtime leader Denis Sassou-Nguesso, two weeks after provisional results gave him a widely expected landslide victory in the central African country.

Congo candidate who died on polling day won vote, party says

Brazzaville - The party of Congo opposition presidential candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas -- who died of Covid-19 on election day last month -- said Saturday that its own results showed he in fact won the vote.

Congo's Sassou Nguesso re-elected with 88.57% of vote

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo's veteran president, Denis Sassou Nguesso, has been re-elected with 88.57 percent of the vote, according to provisional results released Tuesday.

Top Congo opposition candidate dies of Covid on election day

Brazzaville - Congo opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid on Sunday as the country was voting in presidential elections, his campaign said.

Internet blackout as Congo votes, with Sassou Nguesso set to win

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo voted Sunday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and under an internet blackout, with critics voicing concerns over the transparency of the polls seen as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso.

The main candidates in Congo presidential elections

Brazzaville - Following are portraits of the two main candidates in presidential elections in the Republic of Congo on Sunday:- Denis Sassou Nguesso -A former paratroop colonel who swapped his combat uniform for fine tailored suits, President Denis Sassou Nguesso is...

Internet blackout as Congo votes, with Sassou Nguesso set to win

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo voted Sunday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and attacked by critics as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Congo's veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Brazzaville - Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years.

The missing of Brazzaville's 'Beach', 20 years on

Brazzaville - Twenty years ago, Congo-Brazzaville's new president urged conflict refugees to come home across the River Congo from Kinshasa. Then 353 returnees disappeared who were widely believed to have been murdered.

Congo votes for parliament with opposition calling foul

Brazzaville - Voters went to the polls in legislative elections in the oil-rich Republic of Congo on Sunday, the first since a violence-marred presidential poll last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power.

Congo seeks to expel EU ambassador: Officials

Brazzaville - The Republic of Congo has called on the European Union to recall its ambassador to Brazzaville over EU criticism of President Denis Sassou Nguesso's controversial re-election in March, Congolese and EU officials said Saturday.

Former opposition leader named Congolese premier

Brazzaville - Republic of Congo's newly-reelected President Denis Sassou Nguesso has named former opposition leader and one-time finance minister Clement Mouamba as his prime minister.

At least 5 killed, buildings torched in Congo capital unrest

Brazzaville - At least five people died and buildings were torched in clashes between government forces and suspected rebels in Congo's capital, the government said Tuesday, saying some 50 people had been arrested over the "terror attack".

Thousands flee gunbattles in Congo capital after disputed polls

Brazzaville - Thousands fled fighting in Congo's capital Brazzaville on Monday as the government blamed hours of heavy clashes in opposition bastions on a rebel group known as "The Ninjas".

Congo capital partly shut to protest veteran leader's re-election

Brazzaville - Opposition strongholds in Brazzaville were closed Tuesday following a strike call over the re-election of Congo's veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso in polls his rivals say were marred by "massive fraud".

Congo opposition urges peaceful protest of president re-election

Brazzaville - Five defeated opposition candidates in Congo's recent presidential poll called on their countrymen to challenge the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso through "peaceful" and legal actions, according to a statement confirmed by AFP.

Congo president wins third term, opposition cries foul

Brazzaville - Congo strongman Denis Sassou Nguesso was on Thursday declared the winner of presidential elections, extending his 32 years in power in a vote the opposition says was marked by "massive fraud".

Congo president Sassou Nguesso reelected in first round

Brazzaville - Congo president Denis Sassou Nguesso has been reelected in a first round vote, extending his 32 years in power, the interior minister said Thursday.

Global calls for calm as Congo awaits election results

Brazzaville - Washington and the European Union called for calm in Congo as the country Tuesday awaited results from a weekend presidential election, with communications lines cut for a third day.

Communications cut as Congo leader seeks to extend 32-year rule

Brazzaville - Communications lines were cut in Congo for a second day and business was slack, hit by fears of post-election trouble as the country waited to see if President Denis Sassou Nguesso will keep his grip on power.
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