Republic of Congo

“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.