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Breaking News: Clashes leave 17 dead in Congo

CONGO, BRAZZAVILLE – At least seventeen people died on Monday fighting in Congo’s capital Brazzaville, the government said, adding they had been killed in a “terror attack” and the subsequent “rapid intervention” by security forces. Source ENCA.COM

“Three members of the security forces, two civilians and 12 attackers” were killed in the unrest in the city’s south, according to a “provisional toll” posted by government spokesman Thierry Moungalla on Twitter Tuesday. Continue reading Breaking News: Clashes leave 17 dead in Congo

Seventeen killed in clashes in Congo’s Brazzaville after disputed election

Seventeen people have died in clashes that erupted in the wake of President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s disputed re-election, according to a government statement released on national television and radio on Tuesday. Source: France24

Gunbattles broke out on Monday in southern Brazzaville, an opposition stronghold, shattering the relative calm since the March 20 election that opposition candidates say was fraudulent. Continue reading Seventeen killed in clashes in Congo’s Brazzaville after disputed election

Miscarriage of justice against Modeste Boukadia

Miscarriage of justice against Modeste Boukadia, president of the Circle of Democrats and Republicans of Congo (CDRC)

We all remember the arrest of Modeste Boukadia, President of the Circle of Democrats and Republicans of Congo (CDRC), on January 15th 2016 as he stepped off the plane at the Brazzaville airport at 18:30 that evening. The Hollywood movie style arrest was not publicised in the media, (especially in France which raises questions), as he was so impressively “welcomed” by 1900 soldiers and police officers, not to mention the 10 armoured vehicles and helicopters circling above Maya Maya airport. It was as if they were expecting a military attack or a terrorist leader when President Boukadia was only returning home to the country of his birth. Continue reading Miscarriage of justice against Modeste Boukadia