Congo-Brazzaville

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‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers
eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the Mekong

Patrick Greenfield

16, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Sassou rules like an emperor while Congolese die from extreme poverty | Vava Tampa
The world has turned a blind eye to Denis Sassou Nguesso’s controversial re-election, which will extend his iron-fisted reign to more than 40 years

Vava Tampa

10, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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‘Large-scale human rights violations’ taint Congo national park project
Conservation groups proposing a protected area in the river basin accused of ignoring the interests of the Baka people

John Vidal

26, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon
Oil exploration in one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet could release greenhouse gases equivalent to Japan’s annual emissions

Phoebe Weston

28, Feb, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Armed ecoguards funded by WWF 'beat up Congo tribespeople'
Exclusive: Inquiry into $21.4m conservation project reports ‘credible’ evidence of abuse

John Vidal

07, Feb, 2020 @5:27 PM

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'I was peeing and a polar bear popped up!' Secrets of Seven Worlds, One Planet
Shooting poachers, circling polar bears, flailing four-tonne seals, singing rhinos and the world’s roughest sea … the team behind Attenborough’s latest extravaganza relive their thrills and spills

Interviews by Kate Abbott

26, Nov, 2019 @3:03 PM

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Son of Congo-Brazzaville president accused of siphoning off $50m
Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso allegedly used money-laundering scheme spanning six European countries

Ruth Maclean in Dakar

07, Aug, 2019 @12:37 PM

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French ex-spy suspected of Congo-Brazzaville plot shot dead in Alps
Daniel Forestier had been investigated over alleged plot to assassinate opposition figure

Kim Willsher in Paris

27, Mar, 2019 @2:35 PM

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Macron's crusade for French language bolsters imperialism – Congo novelist
Club of French-speaking countries needs total overhaul, says novelist Alain Mabanckou

Angelique Chrisafis in Nantes

19, Feb, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Black Moses review – a rip-roaring coming of age tale in the Congo
Alain Mabanckou’s vibrant novel follows an orphan making a life for himself in the people’s republic of the 1970s

Lucy Scholes

30, Apr, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Face-off over the Congo: the long rivalry between Kinshasa and Brazzaville
It’s only a five-minute flight from Kinshasa to its rival city, Brazzaville – but as the DRC slides into a bloody political crisis, an international border, the Congo river and centuries of colonialism continue to separate central Africa’s volatile twins

Jason Burke in Kinshasa

17, Jan, 2017 @7:15 AM

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DRC opposition calls for more protests despite recent deaths
Groups vow to oust Joseph Kabila, who seems to have adopted a strategy of ‘glissement’, or indefinite delay, over promised elections

Jason Burke in Johannesburg, and Habibou Bangré in Kinshasa

23, Sep, 2016 @3:10 PM

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