President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo has been in power for 36 years, and is likely to continue his rule despite being challenged by six opponents.
More than 180,000 people were in need of humanitarian assistance in the same northern region which borders Central Africa, which has also been hit by rains and floods in the past month.
Thousands of people flee homes in Congo after March 20 election results sparks nationwide clashes
Police exchange gunfire with unidentified gunmen in Congo's capital Brazzaville
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