Congo - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Africa, a "myriad" of markets Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:27:00 +0200 Africa is consuming, but not enough. The products arriving on African markets do not necessarily match demand. It is all happening too slowly. These were the conclusions of the debate "The new African consumer" at the New York Forum Africa 2013 in Libreville, Gabon. Fouâd Harit New-York Forum Africa: going forward Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:39:00 +0200 From 14 to 16 June, Libreville moves to the beat of the second New-York Forum Africa. The success of the first forum, in June 2012, looks set to be repeated. With an ambition: to celebrate the marriage of private initiative and the development of public infrastructure; investing both in business and in the conditions for future development. The presence of six African heads of state on Friday 14 June in Libreville showed this new horizon for African development. Olivier Zegna-Rata Oprah runs Congolese brothel in 'Ruined' Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:49:54 +0100 <p class="spip">She may be retiring from the talk-show business but Oprah Winfrey isn't giving up on her acting ambitions. The TV titan is set to produce and star in an HBO Films adaptation of the Pulitzer prize-winning 2009 off-Broadway play, "Ruined."</p> <p class="spip"> reports that Winfrey – whose last major role was in the 1998 drama "Beloved" – is expected to play Mama Nadi, a madam who runs a brothel in war-torn Congo and attempts to keep herself and her girls from getting caught between the rebel armies and the government.</p> The Black woman's new look Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:09:13 +0200 "Naked woman, black woman. Dressed in your color that is life, in your form that is beauty!", reads the famous line from Leopold Senghor's Femme Noire. And yet, day in day out, the man regarded as one of the most revered African intellectuals of the last century is ridiculed down to his toe nails. Natural beauty? What natural beauty. From New York, London, Paris to Brazzaville, via Abidjan, Bamako, Dakar, Douala..., it is becoming increasing rare to come across Black women strutting their naturally strong feminine magnetism. Apart from the outrageous skin lightening phenomenon, the sexy afro hair has not only given way to synthetic hair, but hairs that are grown on Indian, Brazillian and Chinese heads. Congo, a typical African setting, has become the quintessential burlesque of the counterfeited African woman. Needless to say, it is a high return enterprise for a woman who proudly calls herself the Congolese "Marilyn Munroe"! Patrick K. Johnsson, Bedel Baouna Untangling Central Africa for business Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:38:14 +0200 As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only wish they lived in relatively free economic and political environments, instead of the increasingly morbid fear that characterise their daily lives. Chofor Che Congo train disaster death toll rising Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:21:34 +0200 The death toll following a train crash which occurred Monday night in Yanga, 60 km from Pointe-Noire on the Chemin de Fer Congo-Ocean (CFCO), has risen to at least 76. Officials indicate that between 400 and 700 people were injured. Over-speeding and "behavioral problems" have been blamed for the rail disaster. Falila Gbadamassi Congo: Tragic train crash leaves several dead Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:48:56 +0200 Dozens of deaths and injuries were recorded Monday night in Congo, when a coastal train belonging to the Chemin de fer Congo-océan (CFCO) derailed and crashed into a ravine. The cause of the accident is not yet known. Falila Gbadamassi Angola, DRC and Congo deport illegal immigrants Wed, 30 Sep 2009 17:20:40 +0200 Thousands of Congolese have been deported from Angola this year. The Republic of Congo has also deported DRC nationals from its territory. In a decision to retaliate, Kinshasa has decided deport illegal Angolan immigrants from the Democratic republic of Congo (DRC). The UN has warned of high numbers of human rights abuses. René Dassié Paris: New step in "ill-gotten gains" scandal involving 3 African leaders Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:14:47 +0200 The Board of Inquiry at the Paris Court of Appeal will issue its decision on whether to open a criminal investigation against three African leaders, suspected of having embezzled public funds to finance the purchase of personal property, on October 29. An appeal brought by the Paris prosecutor's office against a decision by top French judge Francoise Desset to open a judicial inquiry was examined Thursday. Djamel Belayachi Congo elections: Denis Sassou Nguesso, wins by a "controversial" landslide Thu, 16 Jul 2009 03:26:20 +0200 Provisional results of the July 12 Congolese presidential elections were made public Wednesday. Denis Sassou Nguesso, outgoing head of state won by a landslide, with 78.61% of the total votes cast. Mathias Dzone, a radical opposition leader who is also considered as Sassou Nguesso's main rival, gained only 2.30% of the total votes cast, according to figures announced by the Ministry of Territorial Administration. Stéphane Ballong Congo: Election results known ahead of time Mon, 13 Jul 2009 14:44:22 +0200 Despite protests from the opposition, presidential elections in Congo, Sunday, was relatively peaceful as a result of some 17 000 security personnel ordered to patrol the length and breath of the country. Outgoing President Denis Sassou N'Guesso is tipped to win the elections as the country's electoral commission prepares to announce the results anytime from Monday evening. According to the main opposition, "90 per cent" of the country's electorate did not go to the polls. The government has responded... Stéphanie Plasse, Will Ghartey-Mould Congo-Brazzaville: Fear of civil unrest ahead of elections Thu, 02 Jul 2009 09:31:18 +0200 With two weeks to presidential elections in Congo-Brazzaville, fear of civil unrest and societal breakdown has gripped the country's population as opposition political factions prepare to dispute electoral results in anticipation of poll fraud as there is little faith in the country's polling system. Konye Obaji Ori 3 African Presidents to pay for their ill-gotten wealth Thu, 07 May 2009 10:48:58 +0200 The doyen of judges in the financial hub of Paris, Françoise Desset, has ordered a judicial inquiry into the luxury property bought by three African heads of state in France. She concluded that a complaint launched by Transparency International (TI) last December, was admissible. The Paris prosecutor, who announced in early April that he would oppose such a decision, has four days left to file an appeal. For TI, this victory marks an important step. Stéphane Ballong Nigeria and Congo move toward Maritime agreement Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:24:59 +0200 It is reported that 16 out of the 19 West, Central and Southern African countries have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) on ‘Port State Control,' to stop Konye Obaji Ori Government tackles infant mortality Sat, 23 Aug 2008 01:25:31 +0200 The Republic of Congo has launched a nationwide weeklong campaign of action aimed at tackling the country's high rates of infant, juvenile and maternal mortality