Republic of Congo

Congo: UN chief welcomes ceasefire between Brazzaville, Reverend Pastor Ntumi

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi.

“Very significant shock” of lower oil prices in Africa

Eight oil-producing countries in Africa are facing a “very significant” economic shock following the collapse in oil prices over the past two years.

A barrel currently costs around US$50 on global markets, down from a high of US$125.

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Republic of Congo: top UN officials concerned by reported attacks against civilians

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is “deeply concerned” about recent reports that security operations undertaken by the Government of the Republic of the Congo in an area of southern Brazzaville known as “the Pool” allegedly resulted in attacks against civilian targets and displacement of the population from the affected areas.

UN agency assists Congolese refugees to return home from Gabon

The United Nations refugee agency is helping hundreds of Congolese to repatriate from Gabon to their former homes over the next week as a deadline looms for them to either apply to remain in Gabon or lose their refugee status.

UNICEF hails new law on rights for indigenous children in Republic of Congo

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today hailed a new law granting children in the Republic of Congo belonging to indigenous populations a legal basis to access health, education and protection.