central Africa

Possible re-election of Denis Sassou Nguessou for a sixth term

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The 77-year-old President Denis Sassou Nguesso is aiming for re-election in the first round on Sunday in Congo-Brazzaville, where members of civil society have expressed « serious reservations » about the transparency of the election. « One shot, K-O » is written on the campaign posters of the candidate of the Congolese Labor Party …

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Mozambique and DR Congo rebels classified as terrorists by the United States

Mozambique and DR Congo rebels classified as terrorists by the United States

The US has designated rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organisations. It said the groups, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Al Ansar al-Sunna, locally known as al-Shabaab in Mozambique, were affiliated to the global jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS). Their leaders have been named …

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