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Republic of Congo opposition candidate dies of Covid-19

Republic of Congo opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid-19 as he was being transferred to France for treatment, his campaign director said Monday, the day after presidential elections in which he was the main challenger. Kolelas was seen as the main rival to veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso, who was expected to win
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Congo Opposition Candidate Dies Of COVID-19

  Republic of Congo opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid-19 as he was being transferred to France for treatment, his campaign director said Monday, the day after presidential elections in which he was the main challenger. Kolelas was seen as the main rival to veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso, who was expected to win Sunday’s … Continue reading Congo Opposition Candidate Dies Of COVID-19 Read Full Story

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Congolese opposition candidate Kolelas dies of COVID-19

Congolese opposition candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas died of Covid-19 as he was being transferred to France for treatment, his campaign director said Monday, the day after presidential elections in which he was the main challenger. Kolelas “died in the medical aircraft which came to get him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon,” Christian Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda...

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Internet blackout as Congo votes, with president set to secure fourth term

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. Access to the internet and social media was cut hours before polls opened at 7 am (0600 GMT), AFP correspondents said. The 77-year-old Sassou Nguesso is widely expected
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Congo holds presidential election today

The Republic of Congo on Sunday headed into a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and attacked by critics as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso. The 77-year-old is widely expected to win against six contenders, led by economist and 2016 presidential runner-up Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, who revealed Saturday that he is gravely...

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Congo opposition candidate hospitalized with COVID-19

The leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday’s election into doubt on the eve of the vote. The election’s outcome was already all but certain even before confirmation of Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas’ illness. President Denis
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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 20, 2021, 9 a.m. ET

Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (March 19, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (4,158,923), deaths (109,444) and recoveries (3,667,946) by region: Central (114,426 cases; 1,911 deaths; 100,654 recoveries): Burundi (2563; 3; 1.155), Cameroon (38.988; 588; 34.887), RCA (5.075; 64; 4.938), Chad (4.380; 157; 3.864), Congo (9.564; 134; 7.898), DRC (27.356 ; 726; 24,361), Equatorial Guinea (6,666; 100; 6,121), Gabon (17,711; 106; 15,495), Sao Tome and Principe (2,123; 33; 1,935) Is (455,106; 8,275; 342,619): Comoros (3,665; 146; 3,471), Djibouti (6,501; 63; 6,040), Eritrea (3,118; 7; 2,865), Ethiopia (183,863; 2,618; 145,687), Kenya (118,889; 1954; 89,388), Madagascar (22,113; 340); 20,851), Mauritius (803; 10; 590), Rwanda (20,681; 287; 19,143), Seychelles (3,616; 16; 3,055), Somalia (9,925; 414; 4,420), South Sudan ( 9,809; 106; 8,215), Sudan (30,989; 1,959; 23,583), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,625; 334; 15,133) North (1,222,852; 34,766; 1,073,689): Algeria (124,970; 3,053; 80,515), Egypt (194,127; 11,512; 149,256), Libya (150,341; 2,487; 137,073), Mauritania (17,570; 446; 16,863), Morocco (491 019; […]

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Congo President Nguesso to extend 36-year stay in office

The Republic of Congo votes in presidential elections on Sunday with incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso aiming to extend his decades-long hold on power in the Central African state. Sassou Nguesso has accumulated 36 years in office — he was most recently re-elected in 2016, after which the opposition was effectively sidelined and his two main...

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Congo President, Sassou Nguesso, Seeks To Extend 36 Years Stay In Office

  The Republic of Congo votes in presidential elections on Sunday with incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso aiming to extend his decades-long hold on power in the Central African state. Sassou Nguesso has accumulated 36 years in office — he was most recently re-elected in 2016, after which the opposition was effectively sidelined and his two … Continue reading Congo President, Sassou Nguesso, Seeks To Extend 36 Years Stay In Office Read Full Story

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Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutch

Hapag-Lloyd acquires Africa specialist NileDutchThe acquisition considerably strengthens the position of Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) in the African market; customers to benefit from an even denser network. Today, Hapag-Lloyd and NileDutch signed a buy and sell agreement whereby Hapag-Lloyd acquires all the shares of the Dutch container shipping company Nile Dutch Investments BV (NileDutch). With over 40 years of expertise, NileDutch is a leading provider of container services to and from West Africa. The company is present in 85 sites around the world and has 16 offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Singapore, China, Angola, Congo and Cameroon. With 10 liner services, around 35,000 TEUs of transport capacity and a container fleet of around 80,000 TEUs, the company connects Europe, Asia and Latin America to West Africa and from South. Based in Rotterdam, NileDutch has some 350 employees worldwide with particular expertise in the African market. “Africa is an important strategic growth market for Hapag-Lloyd. The […]

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ZLECAf: 11 countries validate their agreement

ZLECAf: 11 countries validate their agreementBy Temitope Ponle Eleven African countries have validated the strategies for implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Ms. Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ECA, said this in her opening statement at the 39th session of the Committee of Experts on Wednesday. The expert meeting was also on the sidelines of the 53rd session of the committee. Songwe listed countries like Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Niger, Cameroon, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The executive secretary further said that the countries which were in the drafting phase of the agreement were Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo, Kenya, Namibia and Malawi. She added that the early stage countries were Nigeria, Tunisia, Guinea-Bissau, Benin, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Tanzania, Botswana, Mozambique and Eswatini. She said data was not available for other countries. […]

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Chinese vaccines reach Congo as polls approach

The Republic of the Congo took delivery Wednesday of 100,000 doses of Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines, 10 days before a presidential vote in the country heavily indebted to Beijing. Donated Sinopharm vaccines “prove that China remains alongside developing countries to fight Covid-19 together,” Chinese ambassador Ma Fulin told reporters at the airport in capital Brazzaville. Oil-producing
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Hollard Cigna Healthcare is proud to announce a strategic partnership with the Société Financière d’Assurance (SFA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (March 9, 2021)With over sixty years of local experience, Hollard Cigna has demonstrated its commitment to the people of the DRC and has an excellent reputation for complying with local regulations. With this partnership, SFA will become one of the main insurers of international health insurance in the DRC. With this great responsibility, they will ensure easy access to affordable and quality healthcare for local and expatriate communities. With over 2,000 premium healthcare providers, Hollard Cigna Healthcare already provides similar services in the region with coverage in neighboring countries such as Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The Hollard Cigna family has dedicated staff services with over 250,000 employees across Africa and coverage in over 20 African countries. Their established infrastructure with dedicated claims teams, medical advice and fraud units provide an exceptional back-office infrastructure that the partnership with SFA will strengthen by providing additional security to their world-class equipment and facilities. SFA Congo […]

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Coronavirus: African Union member states report COVID-19 cases as of March 7, 2021, 9 a.m.ET

African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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African Union Member States reporting Ebola virus disease update (March 6, 2021)African Union Member States (55) reporting COVID-19 cases (3,955,148), deaths (105,490) and recoveries (3,533,574) by region: Central (106,319 cases; 1,815 deaths; 93,354 cures): Burundi (2,299; 3; 1,155), Cameroon (35,714; 551; 32,594), CAR (5,021; 63; 4,920), Chad (4,111; 140; 3,579), Congo (9,179; 131 ; 7,898), DRC (26,468; 712; 22,432), Equatorial Guinea (6,329; 96; 5,737), Gabon (15,254; 88; 13,495), Sao Tome and Principe (1,944; 31; 1,544) East (417,462; 7,748; 323,952): Comoros (3,596; 146; 3,410), Djibouti (6,134; 63; 5,931), Eritrea (2,944; 7; 2,436), Ethiopia (165,029; 2,420; 137,785), Kenya (108,362; 1,874; 87,550), Madagascar (20,155; 300); 19,543), Mauritius (625; 10; 588), Rwanda (19,509; 267; 17,810), Seychelles (2,950; 15; 2,610), Somalia (8,041; 294; 3,932), South Sudan ( 8,677; 102; 4,317), Sudan (30,479; 1,895; 22,797), Tanzania ** (509; 21; 178), Uganda (40,452; 334; 15065) North (1,177,769; 33,494; 1,037,905): Algeria (114,012; 3,012; 78,886), Egypt (185,922; 10,954; 143,575), Libya (137,482; 2,236; 124,712), Mauritania (17,309; 442; 16,656), Morocco (485,974; 8,676; […]

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Facebook launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a book highlighting women leaders from across Africa

Facebook launches ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons From African Women’ – a book highlighting women leaders from across AfricaAs part of its celebration around International Women’s Month, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the launch of ‘LeadHERs: Life lessons from African women ‘, a collection of beautifully inspired stories and life tips from 19 women who break boundaries in fields such as media, entertainment, politics, education and business. Available for free in digital and physical formats, the book offers inspiring real-life stories for future generations and young leaders. Each chapter focuses on a personal experience and a life lesson on how these women navigated their path to success, as well as the challenges they had to overcome along the way. ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women aims to encourage, inspire and guide the reader – whatever their background, age or ambitions. ‘LeadHERs: Life Lessons from African Women’ follows the successful launch in 2020 of ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: lessons from life and business’ in South Africa. This 2021 book comes to life […]

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Wonders! Congolese Villagers Discovers Mountain Full Of Gold – Video

A group of villagers in some parts of the Congo has discovered a mountain that is full of gold. Popular Instagram blogger Aba The Great took to her Instagram page to share a post from a Twitter user where the villagers were seen digging out the gold from the mountain. Some were seen holding sacks [...]

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Congolese Villagers Discover A Mountain Full Of Gold [Video]

We’ve chanced on a video that has some villagers in a community in Congo digging up some minerals from a mountain. READ ALSO: Man In Search Of A Lady He Met Yesterday But Couldn’t Get Her Number, Asks Social Media Users For Help According to reports, the villagers discovered that the mountain is full of [...]

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UNHCR to relocate thousands of Central African refugees to safer places

UNHCR to relocate thousands of Central African refugees to safer placesUNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is working to move thousands of Central African refugees away from dangerous conditions in remote border areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to safer sites more in the interior. UNHCR and the DRC’s National Refugee Commission (CNR) have signed agreements and started to develop a site for 10,000 refugees in the village of Modale, near Yakoma, in North Ubangi province. A second site is being considered near Ndu, in Bas Uele province, and is awaiting government approval. Work is underway to identify two additional sites where more refugees can be moved. UNHCR and CNR will prepare four resettlement sites for some 35,000 refugees to live alongside local communities and cultivate their own crops, attend local schools and benefit from other services to serve their Congolese hosts. Settling refugees in local communities will allow them to live with more dignity and independence. […]

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US $ 64 million to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in Congo

US $ 64 million to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in CongoThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Government of Congo and health partners announced two new grants worth more than US $ 64 million to strengthen prevention and control services. treatment in order to respond to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and to build health systems in Congo. The two grants represent a 97% increase over the previous allocation against the three diseases and will be spent from 2021 to 2023. “UNAIDS looks forward to continuing to work closely with all its partners to accelerate the elimination of vertical transmission of HIV and pediatric AIDS in Congo and to improve access to HIV / TB programs, sexual and reproductive health and legal services for young women and adolescent girls and all groups at higher risk of contracting HIV, ”said Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS. The HIV grant will significantly increase the number of people living with HIV […]

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