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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament

- Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congo voters go to the polls Sunday in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. While no fresh violence is expected opposition parties have cried foul, as over 2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in the first round of polling in Congo-Brazzaville to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils
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'King Kong' wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs

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'King Kong' wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs

- Welterweight Muzamir ‘King Kong’ Kakande won his final fight Sunday as Uganda ended the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville with a gold and two silver medals. Uganda national champion Kakande beat Merven Clair of Mauritius on points and is one of three Ugandan boxers who booked their place in the World Boxing Championships due in Hamburg in August. All semifinalsits at the African continental event qualify
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Eight Kenyans land in African championship quarter-finals

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Eight Kenyans land in African championship quarter-finals

- Kenya national team “Hit Squad” continued with their good run in Congo Brazzaville as they landed seven boxers in African boxing championship quarters. Victor Ater of Kenya demolished Mahatonga Cedrick to advance to quarters. But Kenyan top lady Christine Ongare lost to Boualam Roumasya to bow out of the continental extravaganza. Martin Oduor, who turns out for Police Chafua Chafua, beat Molawantwa George to sail through to the quarters
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Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote

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Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote

- BRAZZAVILLE: The opposition coalition in Congo Republic said on Saturday it would boycott legislative elections in July if the government does not release detained opposition leaders and end a 'war' in the southeast of the country. The decision reflects opposition frustration with President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled the oil-producing country for all but five years since 1979, and who was re-elected last year after a constitutional referendum
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Dar boxers may skip Brazzaville tourney

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Dar boxers may skip Brazzaville tourney

- The national amateur boxing team’s participation in this year’s Africa Confederation Championships and East Africa Championships hangs in the balance. With the continental championships nearly two weeks away, the Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) is yet to raise Sh46 million for the competition. Tanzania is among countries that have confirmed their participation in the championship opening on May 27 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
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Abeebikonde ge bakaaba ge bakomba: 'Tefufuna nsako, ne bakazi baffe bayagga'

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Abeebikonde ge bakaaba ge bakomba: 'Tefufuna nsako, ne bakazi baffe bayagga'

- Empaka zaakubeera Congo Brazzaville wakati wa May 27 ne June 4. Abakubi bano bali mu nkambi eya ttiimu y’eggwanga, ‘The Bombers’ e Lugogo, kyokka tebaweebwa wadde ensako. Baakamalayo emyezi ebiri ng’ogusembyeyo babadde basulirayo ddala. Kapiteeni wa ttiimu eno, Yusuf Babu y’omu ku bazannyi bano era ky’ataamanya nti mu bbanga lino mukyala we, Sylvia Uwayezu gwe yaleka n’olubuto, ajja kufuumuulwa mu nnyumba
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Ngumi Taifa yaita 20

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Ngumi Taifa yaita 20

- SHIRIKISHO la Ngumi Tanzania (BFT) limetangaza kikosi cha mabondia 20, watano kati yao wakiwa ni wawake kwa ajili ya kuunda timu ya taifa itakayojiandaa na michuano ya Afrika itakayofanyika kati ya Mei 25-Juni 4 nchini Congo Brazzaville. Katibu Mkuu wa BFT, Makore Mashaga alisema kuanzia leo Jumatatu wanaanza kuwaombea ruksa mabondia hao kwa waajiri wao ili kuweza kuingia kambini chini ya Kocha Mkuu kutoka Kenya, Mussa Benjamini Oyimbo
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Bombers step up training at Lugogo

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Bombers step up training at Lugogo

- Coaches have intensified the Bombers training as a way of putting Uganda back to the map on the world boxing scene. The national side have entered that third week of training in preparation for the Africa Boxing Championships due in Congo Brazzaville later this month. One of the six coaches handling the team, Tony Sekabira of UPDF has said the athletes are responding well and sparring drills will be the order of the day
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Serengeti Boys coach eyes glory at Gabon tourney

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Serengeti Boys coach eyes glory at Gabon tourney

- Dar es Salaam. Soccer crazy Tanzanians can finally start walking tall. This is after Serengeti Boys secured a place in the two-week 2017 African Youth Championship (AYC) finals slated for Gabon from May 2. The national Under-17 team booked the berth thanks to Caf who ruled against Congo-Brazzaville following an appeal lodged by the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF). The Congolese fielded an overage player, Langa-Lesse Bercy, during the third round
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Sadio Mane aiponza Senegal, Cameroon yatinga nusu fainali

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Sadio Mane aiponza Senegal, Cameroon yatinga nusu fainali

- Brazzaville, Gabon. Timu ya Taifa ya Cameroon ‘Simba Wasiofugika’ imetinga nusu fainali ya mashindano ya Afcon baada ya kuitoa timu ya Taifa ya Senegal ‘Simba wa Teranga’ kwa jumla ya mikwaju ya penalti 5-4. Cameroon imeungana na Burkina Fasso ambayo ilikuwa ya kwanza kutinga nusu fainali baada ya kuifunga Tunisia 2-0. Nyota anayeichezea Liverpool, Sadio Mane ndiye aliyeiponza Senegali kwani penalti yake aliyoipiga imepanguliwa vema na kipa wa Cameroon, Fabrice
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Serengeti Boys converge as hopes for 2017 finals soar

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Serengeti Boys converge as hopes for 2017 finals soar

- Dar es Salaam. The national Under-17 team, Serengeti Boys, will start a residential training camp on Sunday to hone their skills ahead of the 2017 African Youth Championship (AYC) slated for April. The Tanzanian boys were booted out of the championship by Congo-Brazzaville, but after lodging a complaint over age cheating, all indications now point to the latter’s disqualification. Caf had summoned a Congolese player, Langa-Lesse Bercy, suspected to have
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"Le Congo-Brazzaville est presque devenu une prison"

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"Le Congo-Brazzaville est presque devenu une prison"

- Ancien rédacteur de "La Rumeur", Guy-Milex Mbondzi a crée le journal "La voix du peuple" interdit de publication en 2014. Aujourd’hui directeur de "la Trompette". il a écrit pour Paris Match Afrique deux articles dont "La guerre du pool épuise le moral des troupes". . Que vous est-il arrivé à Brazzaville mardi 10 janvier ?Le matin, j’apprends l’arrestation d’André Okombi Salissa. Je passe des coups de fil à mes sources
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Guinea-Bissau plan more shocks at AFCON | Capital Sports

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Guinea-Bissau plan more shocks at AFCON | Capital Sports

- Debutants Guinea-Bissau achieved one of the most remarkable qualifications in the 60-year-old Africa Cup of Nations by reaching the 2017 finals, and are plotting more shocks. The Djurtus (wild dogs) topped a group, ahead of former champions Congo Brazzaville and Zambia and Kenya, that they were considered certainties to prop up. Like Botswana, Cape Verde and Niger earlier this decade, Guinea-Bissau mocked the form book with a star-less team to
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Congo Republic violence leaves more than 150,000 people in need of aid - U.N.
By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, July 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violence in Congo Republic's Pool region has uprooted tens of thousands of people and left many struggling to eat, yet their needs risk being overlooked due to humanitarian crises in neighbouring nations, the United Nations said on Wednesday. At least 165,000 people need aid and about 50,000 have been forced to flee their homes in the southeastern province of Pool, where the government began a military operation in April last year, according to a joint government and U   Read More ...
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Congo votes for parliament with opposition calling foul
Congo votes for parliament with opposition calling foul Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Voters went to the polls in legislative elections in the oil-rich Republic of Congo on Sunday, the first since a violence-marred presidential poll last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. The first round of polling to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils went ahead despite the opposition calling foul, accusing the ruling Congolese Labour Party (PCT) of giving its candidates an unfair advantage   Read More ...
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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament
Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament Brazzaville - Congo voters go to the polls Sunday in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. While no fresh violence is expected opposition parties have cried foul, as over 2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in the first round of polling in Congo-Brazzaville to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils   Read More ...
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Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament
Opposition cries foul as Congo votes for parliament Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congo voters go to the polls Sunday in legislative elections in the oil-rich African country, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power. While no fresh violence is expected opposition parties have cried foul, as over 2 million voters are expected to cast their ballots in the first round of polling in Congo-Brazzaville to elect National Assembly members as well as local councils   Read More ...
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African champion Kakande’s story of revenge, controversy and consistence
African champion Kakande’s story of revenge, controversy and consistence KAMPALA. It’s a cool Friday evening, about a week away to the African Confederation Boxing Championships (AFBC) on June 18 in Congo Brazzaville. But besides the blaring music, there is no business at Fit 4 Life Gym, Lugogo. The national coaches have given the boys a rest. “The midmorning session was hell,” coach Muhammad Hassan tells me. Slowly, I climb to the hostels for a chat, as the sun downs for my Ramathan breakfast   Read More ...
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Okoth hungry for more titles after Brazzaville exploits
Okoth hungry for more titles after Brazzaville exploits Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) lightweight boxer, Nick Okoth, who won gold medal for Kenya in the African Confederation Boxing Championships (AFBC) held in Congo Brazzaville, has set his sights on winning a medal at the World Championships. The African tournament was used as a qualifier for the World Championships. Okoth booked himself a slot in the Hamburg event along with the two bronze medallists - light flyweight Shaffi Bakari and middleweight John Kyalo - both from Kenya Police Boxing team   Read More ...
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Boxing: Kenyan team arrives from Congo Brazzaville
Boxing: Kenyan team arrives from Congo Brazzaville Team shifts focus to Germany No time to rest for boxers ahead of World Boxing Championships in Hamburg. Kenyan boxers have little time to rest as they prepare for their next assignment in Germany. Hours after arrival from the African Confederation Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville, where they won one gold medal, the boxers have vowed to up their training plan   Read More ...
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'King Kong' wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs
'King Kong' wins gold for Uganda at African boxing champs Welterweight Muzamir ‘King Kong’ Kakande won his final fight Sunday as Uganda ended the AIBA African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville with a gold and two silver medals. Uganda national champion Kakande beat Merven Clair of Mauritius on points and is one of three Ugandan boxers who booked their place in the World Boxing Championships due in Hamburg in August. All semifinalsits at the African continental event qualify   Read More ...
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Boxing: Okoth makes Africa bouts final
Boxing: Okoth makes Africa bouts final National lightweight champion Nick Okoth defeated Hamout Mohammed of Mauritius to sail through to the final of the African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville on Saturday night. Okoth is the only Kenyan boxer to make it to the final out of the 12 that travelled to Congo. Two other Kenyans bowed out in the semi-finals. They are lightfly Shaffi Bakari and middleweight John Kyalo   Read More ...
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Boxing: Boxing: Okoth makes Africa bouts final
Boxing: Boxing: Okoth makes Africa bouts final National lightweight champion Nick Okoth defeated Hamout Mohammed of Mauritius to sail through to the final of the African Boxing Championships in Congo Brazzaville on Saturday night. Okoth is the only Kenyan boxer to make it to the final out of the 12 that travelled to Congo. Two other Kenyans bowed out in the semi-finals. They are lightfly Shaffi Bakari and middleweight John Kyalo   Read More ...
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AFBC Boxing Championships: Nigeria to miss World Championship
For the second time is as many years, there will be no Nigerian boxer in the World Boxing Championships ring coming up later in the year. Seven Nigerian boxers from the Nigerian Army traveled to the 2017 African Boxing Championship in Congo Brazzaville which started on June 17th and all came back failing to qualify for the World Boxing Championships, which is scheduled to commence in August in Hamburg, Germany   Read More ...
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Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by Pastor Ntumi, an enemy of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from the oil-rich country's 1997 civil war   Read More ...
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Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic
BRAZZAVILLE More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by Pastor Ntumi, an enemy of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from the oil-rich country's 1997 civil war   Read More ...
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Tens of thousands have fled violence in Congo Republic
than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by Pastor Ntumi, an enemy of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from the oil-rich country's 1997 civil war   Read More ...
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Kenyans reach tourney semis
Kenyans reach tourney semis Three Kenyan boxers - light flyweight Shaffi Bakari, lightweight Nick Okoth and middleweight John Kyolo - have reached the medal brackets in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship in Congo Brazzaville. The trio will compete in Saturday's semi-finals. Bakari faces Matias Hamunyela (Namibia), Okoth will square it out with Mohamed Hamout (Mauritius) while Kyola will fight it out against Bakr Abdih of Egypt   Read More ...
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Eight Kenyans land in African championship quarter-finals
Eight Kenyans land in African championship quarter-finals Kenya national team “Hit Squad” continued with their good run in Congo Brazzaville as they landed seven boxers in African boxing championship quarters. Victor Ater of Kenya demolished Mahatonga Cedrick to advance to quarters. But Kenyan top lady Christine Ongare lost to Boualam Roumasya to bow out of the continental extravaganza. Martin Oduor, who turns out for Police Chafua Chafua, beat Molawantwa George to sail through to the quarters   Read More ...
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Kenyan pugilists win opening bouts in Brazzaville
Three Kenyan pugilists - light welterweight Victor Odhiambo, welterweight Black-Moses Mathenge and light heavyweight Elly Ajowi - won their opening bouts of African Boxing Confederation Championship (AFBC) on Monday night in Congo Brazzaville. Odhiambo beat Daudau Eloge Gbessi of Cape Verde 5:0 on unanimous points decision, and Ajowi prescribed the same dose of medicine to Gbess’s fellow countryman, Yoada Aboubacar as Mathenge defeated Abdelkabir Bellasek of Morocco on point 4:1   Read More ...
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Kenya wins bronze at African championship in Brazzaville
Kenya wins bronze at African championship in Brazzaville Middleweight boxer Elizabeth Akinyi became the first Kenyan to win a medal in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFCB) in Brazzaville, Congo Republic. Akinyi lost to Clotide Essiene of Cameroon 4-1 on points in the semi-finals on Tuesday night to bag a bronze. The other triumphant Kenyan pugilists were: lightweight Nick Okoth who defeated Mtshita Mandula (Democratic Republic of Congo) 5-0; middleweight John Kyalo who outclassed his opponent, Anouar Koukoa of Sudan forcing the referee to stop the contest 58 seconds into the second round of their scheduled three-round contest   Read More ...
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Kenya win another bronze in Brazzaville
Kenya win another bronze in Brazzaville Kenya won their second bronze medal in the African Confederation of Boxing Championship (AFBC) on Wednesday through women’s light flyweight pugilist, Christine Ongare. The Nairobi-based fighter lost to Roumaya Boualam of Algeria 5-0 on points in the semi-finals in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo to guarantee herself the medal. Ongare’s compatriot Elizabeth Akinyi, also lost in the semi-finals on Tuesday. The two girls had been favoured by the draw as they both got byes to the semis   Read More ...
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Duo achieves rare feat: Two female Kenyan boxers qualify for World Championships
Duo achieves rare feat: Two female Kenyan boxers qualify for World Championships Story Boxers Shisoka and Akinyi to fight in global event in Hamburg, Germany. Two Kenyan female boxers, flyweight Christine Shisoka and middleweight Elizabeth Akinyi, have qualified for the World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany. They achieved the feat after they failed to get opponents in their quarter-final matches and automatically qualified for the semifinals in the ongoing African qualifiers in Congo Brazzaville yesterday   Read More ...
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Kenyan boxers cruise in continental tourney
Kenyan boxers cruise in continental tourney Kenyan female amateur boxers, flyweight Christine Ongare and middleweight Elizabeth Akinyi entered medal bracket of the Africa Confederation Boxing Championships that started on Sunday at Congo Brazzaville without throwing a single punch. The duo got byes to the semi-finals and are therefore assured of coming home with at least a bronze medal each if they fail to proceed to the finals   Read More ...
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Boxing: Okoth leads Kenya team in Congo
Boxing: Okoth leads Kenya team in Congo Experienced light Nick Okoth and light heavyweight Elly Ajowi lead the National Boxing Team twelve boxers for the African qualifiers of the World Boxing Championships that boxes-off in Congo Brazzaville from tomorrow to June 24. At long last, the team flew out to the Central African country on Friday morning after Boxing Association of Kenya received funding from the government for the championships whose qualifiers will take part in the World Boxing Championships in Hamburg, Germany in September   Read More ...
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Kenyan boxers in Brazzaville for championship
Kenyan boxers in Brazzaville for championship Kenyan boxers landed in Brazzaville on Friday ahead of the African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFBC) which begins on Sunday. The government released funds for the team on Thursday night, enabling the boxers to travel to Congo Brazzaville after several delays. The first batch of six boxers - two females, six males as well as three coaches - left the country Friday morning aboard a Kenya Airways flight for Congo Brazzaville   Read More ...
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Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote
Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote BRAZZAVILLE: The opposition coalition in Congo Republic said on Saturday it would boycott legislative elections in July if the government does not release detained opposition leaders and end a 'war' in the southeast of the country. The decision reflects opposition frustration with President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled the oil-producing country for all but five years since 1979, and who was re-elected last year after a constitutional referendum   Read More ...
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Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote
Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - The opposition coalition in Congo Republic said on Saturday it would boycott legislative elections in July if the government does not release detained opposition leaders and end a 'war' in the southeast of the country. The decision reflects opposition frustration with President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled the oil-producing country for all but five years since 1979, and who was re-elected last year after a constitutional referendum   Read More ...
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Congo Republic opposition threatens to boycott legislative vote
The opposition coalition in Congo Republic said on Saturday it would boycott legislative elections in July if the government does not release detained opposition leaders and end a 'war' in the southeast of the country. The decision reflects opposition frustration with President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has ruled the oil-producing country for all but five years since 1979, and who was re-elected last year after a constitutional referendum   Read More ...
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Boxing Association of Kenya to select squad for qualifiers
Boxing Association of Kenya to select squad for qualifiers Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) vice president Albert Matito has said they are still determined to come up with a formidable side for the continental qualifiers to Congo Brazzaville despite the financial constraints the federation is facing. Speaking to The Standard Sports yesterday, Matito said: ”We are still determined to select a formidable squad for the continental qualifiers despite the financial challenges we are facing   Read More ...
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Dar boxers may skip Brazzaville tourney
Dar boxers may skip Brazzaville tourney The national amateur boxing team’s participation in this year’s Africa Confederation Championships and East Africa Championships hangs in the balance. With the continental championships nearly two weeks away, the Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) is yet to raise Sh46 million for the competition. Tanzania is among countries that have confirmed their participation in the championship opening on May 27 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo   Read More ...
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Abeebikonde ge bakaaba ge bakomba: 'Tefufuna nsako, ne bakazi baffe bayagga'
Abeebikonde ge bakaaba ge bakomba: 'Tefufuna nsako, ne bakazi baffe bayagga' Empaka zaakubeera Congo Brazzaville wakati wa May 27 ne June 4. Abakubi bano bali mu nkambi eya ttiimu y’eggwanga, ‘The Bombers’ e Lugogo, kyokka tebaweebwa wadde ensako. Baakamalayo emyezi ebiri ng’ogusembyeyo babadde basulirayo ddala. Kapiteeni wa ttiimu eno, Yusuf Babu y’omu ku bazannyi bano era ky’ataamanya nti mu bbanga lino mukyala we, Sylvia Uwayezu gwe yaleka n’olubuto, ajja kufuumuulwa mu nnyumba   Read More ...
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Ngumi Taifa yaita 20
Ngumi Taifa yaita 20 SHIRIKISHO la Ngumi Tanzania (BFT) limetangaza kikosi cha mabondia 20, watano kati yao wakiwa ni wawake kwa ajili ya kuunda timu ya taifa itakayojiandaa na michuano ya Afrika itakayofanyika kati ya Mei 25-Juni 4 nchini Congo Brazzaville. Katibu Mkuu wa BFT, Makore Mashaga alisema kuanzia leo Jumatatu wanaanza kuwaombea ruksa mabondia hao kwa waajiri wao ili kuweza kuingia kambini chini ya Kocha Mkuu kutoka Kenya, Mussa Benjamini Oyimbo   Read More ...
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Kenya to send youthful boxers to World Championship qualifiers
Kenya to send youthful boxers to World Championship qualifiers Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) has opted to send a youthful team to World Championships qualifiers set for Congo Brazzaville later this month. BAK president John Kameta on Friday said Kenya will aim to send as many boxers as possible to the World Championships set for Germany later in the year but the association will seek to give exposure to as many young pugilists as possible to give Kenya a realistic chance of sending as many boxers to 2020 Olympic qualifiers to be held next year   Read More ...
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Bombers step up training at Lugogo
Bombers step up training at Lugogo Coaches have intensified the Bombers training as a way of putting Uganda back to the map on the world boxing scene. The national side have entered that third week of training in preparation for the Africa Boxing Championships due in Congo Brazzaville later this month. One of the six coaches handling the team, Tony Sekabira of UPDF has said the athletes are responding well and sparring drills will be the order of the day   Read More ...
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Four coaches face date of destiny
Four coaches face date of destiny Four coaches of contrasting demeanours and philosophies, not to mention backgrounds and appearances, face a date with destiny this weekend when the Azam Federation Cup rolls into the semi-finals. At the National Stadium tomorrow, a man who guided Congo Brazzaville’s AC Leopards to the CAF Confederation Cup triumph in 2012, meets a middle-aged man who began his managerial career in Morocco with Raja Casablanca, as Simba take on Azam FC   Read More ...
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2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw
2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw JOHANNESBURG. Group A. Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Madagascar. Group B. Cameroon, Morocco, Malawi, Comoros. Group C. Mali, Gabon, Burundi, South Sudan. Group D. Algeria, Togo, Benin, Gambia. Group E. Nigeria, South Africa, Libya, Seychelles. Group F. Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone. Group G. Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Zimbabwe, Liberia. Group H. Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central African Republic, Rwanda. Group I   Read More ...
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Tags: Association football |  Tournaments |  Africa |  AFCON | 
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Security forces in Congo Republic kill rebel fighters
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - Security forces in Congo Republic have killed around 15 rebel fighters during a military operation in the central African oil producer's restive Pool region, authorities said. The area - a stronghold of the rebel leader Frederic Bintsamou, better known as Pastor Ntumi - has been the scene of regular operations by the police, gendarmes and army for nearly a year   Read More ...
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Tags: Wars |  Rebels |  Military |  Soldiers | 
Places: Congo |  Malaysia | 
Security forces in Congo Republic kill rebel fighters
Security forces in Congo Republic have killed around 15 rebel fighters during a military operation in the central African oil producer's restive Pool region, authorities said. The area - a stronghold of the rebel leader Frederic Bintsamou, better known as Pastor Ntumi - has been the scene of regular operations by the police, gendarmes and army for nearly a year. In a statement released late on Friday, the security forces said they had targeted a group operating around the village of Renéville which they believed was headed by Pastor Ntumi's military chief of staff, Daniel Bayidikila Malonga   Read More ...
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Tags: Wars |  Rebels |  Military |  Soldiers | 
Places: Congo |  India | 
Afrobasket calling amid preparation blemishes
Afrobasket calling amid preparation blemishes KAMPALA. Last December, City Oilers were in Cairo, Egypt for the Africa Club Championship finishing ninth out of 10 teams. Six of those Oilers are back in the North Africa this week with the national basketball team. The circumstances are so different. While Oilers travelled with the near-perfect buildup, the national team, both men and women, have only got there on a threadbare budget. However, when the Fiba Africa Zone V Nations Championships, that also doubles as qualifiers for the 2017 Afrobasket later this year in Congo Brazzaville, tips off today, all the inadequacies will be forgotten   Read More ...
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Tags: Basketball | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda |  Congo |  Egypt |  Central |  Buganda |  Kampala |  Kampala | 
Sebastien Migne appointed Congo coach
Sebastien Migne appointed Congo coach Frenchman Sebastien Migne has replaced compatriot Pierre Lechantre as coach of Congo Brazzaville. Migne, 44, has previously worked as Claude LeRoy's assistant at both Congo and Togo. It is a swift return to the 1972 African champions for Migne, who worked as LeRoy's assistant with the Red Devils until November 2015. Congo had been without a permanent coach since Lechantre was sacked in November 2016. Migne, who worked as Togo assistant coach during the 2017 African Cup of Nations, was on a four-man short-list which included Patrice Neveu, John Toshack and Paul Put, according to sports minister Léon-Alfred Opimbat   Read More ...
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Kigali seeks extradition treaty with Brazzaville
Rwanda is taking steps to ratify an extradition treaty with Congo-Brazzaville where some 13 suspected genocide fugitives are residing. The EastAfrican has learned that the Rwandan parliament will in the coming weeks ratify the treaty to make it possible to extradite the 13 suspects to face trial for crimes committed during the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994. The House of Deputies has begun debate on a draft extradition treaty.   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Rwanda |  Congo | 
Separatists claim to have killed Angolan soldiers
Separatists claim to have killed Angolan soldiers Luanda - Separatists in an exclave on Africa's west coast ruled by Angola on Wednesday claimed to have killed several Angolan troops in a flare-up of a long-running territorial dispute. The fighters are seeking independence for the oil-rich territory known as Cabinda which is sandwiched between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo-Brazzaville, with the Atlantic ocean to the west. It is not linked to mainland Angola. "Nine soldiers of   Read More ...
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