One of the world’s longest-serving leaders, Sassou Nguesso, has been in power for an accumulated 36 years, first taking the helm in 1979.
A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in eastern DRC has killed more than 300 people since the start of the year as government troops and UN peacekeepers struggle to stabilise the mineral-rich territory.
At least ten people are killed in the restive North Kivu province, prompting the authorities to impose a ban on all public protests.
Young people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been protesting since Monday against the UN’s failure to prevent a wave of civilian killings by armed groups.
Talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Addis Ababa's contested dam on river Nile conclude without breakthrough in capital of Democratic Republic of Congo.
Suspected ADF militia fighters attack Beu Manyama-Moliso village in restive Beni region, killing 23 people, local officials say.
Sassou N'Guesso receives 88.5% of ballots cast while the top opposition candidate, whose death was announced the day after the election, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, won 7.8%. The remaining ballots were split among the five other contenders.
Kolelas "died in the medical aircraft which came to get him from Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon," said Christian Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda.
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.
A large goods transport vehicle hit three other vehicles at high speed, including two buses, due to a braking system failure in the city of Goma, the local mayor said.
The massacres have become more frequent since the army launched an offensive in October 2019, forcing the ADF to break up into smaller, highly mobile units, say experts.
A new province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could be a model for delivering vaccines and other medical necessities to remote regions.
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