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10 Oct 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | samedi 10/10/2015 - 15:22 GMT

Brazzaville accueillait samedi une manifestation massive en faveur du président congolais Denis Sassou Nguesso à l'endroit-même où l'opposition avait mobilisé fortement deux semaines plus tôt pour dire non au changement de constitution voulu par le chef de l’État, ont constaté des journalistes de l'AFP.

10 Oct 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Saturday 10/10/2015 - 20:15 GMT

Tens of thousands of supporters of Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso took to the streets of the capital Brazzaville on Saturday to back his controversial bid to change the constitution in order to remain in power.

The rally came ahead of an October 25 referendum that will determine whether the veteran leader -- who has already had three decades in power -- can seek another presidential term.

09 Oct 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | vendredi 09/10/2015 - 10:58 GMT

La campagne du référendum du 25 octobre, qui verra les Congolais se prononcer sur un projet de constitution permettant au président Denis Sassou Nguesso de briguer un nouveau mandat en 2016, s’est ouverte vendredi.

"Conformément à la loi, le scrutin est précédé d’une campagne électorale déclarée ouverte du 9 au 23 octobre à minuit", a déclaré le ministre de l'Intérieur, Raymond Mboulou, dans un message radiotélévisé.

08 Oct 2015 description

Trends in Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) diverged sharply in the first eight months of 2015. In Congo, LRA groups utilized bold tactics rarely employed in recent years, killing at least six Congolese soldiers and conducting a series of large-scale looting raids that led to a surge in civilian abductions.

08 Oct 2015 description
report UN Radio

Le Haut-Commissariat de l’ONU pour les réfugiés (HCR) poursuit les travaux de son comité exécutif. Une 66ème session marquée par des méga-crises comme en Syrie et en Iraq, mais aussi celles qui perdurent comme au Soudan du Sud et en République centrafricaine (RCA). Une multiplication de crises qui engendrent des flux sans précédent de réfugiés et des besoins croissants pour les organismes humanitaires. D'où l'appel du Chef du HCR pour ne pas ranger la Centrafrique parmi les crises oubliées de la communauté internationale.

07 Oct 2015 description

1. Key points

  • According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$342.8 million of humanitarian assistance to the Central African Republic (CAR) since the start of 2015.

  • An additional US$26 million is reported in the media to have been recently pledged, but this has not yet been reported to FTS.

  • The United States (US) is the largest donor, contributing 25% of funding to CAR in 2015 (US$84.8 million).

06 Oct 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | mardi 06/10/2015 - 08:24 GMT

Le président congolais Denis Sassou Nguesso "se trompe d'époque", a estimé mardi un des chefs de l'opposition à Brazzaville au lendemain de la convocation d'un référendum sur une nouvelle constitution qui permettrait au chef de l’État de se représenter en 2016.

06 Oct 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | lundi 05/10/2015 - 23:53 GMT

Le gouvernement de Brazzaville a appelé lundi soir les Congolais à se rendre aux urnes le 25 octobre pour un référendum sur un projet de nouvelle Constitution qui permettrait au président Denis Sassou Nguesso de se représenter en 2016.

05 Oct 2015 description

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Monday 10/6/2015 - 06:45 GMT

Oil-rich Congo's government has called an October referendum on allowing veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has already notched up more than 30 years in power, to run for a controversial third term.

The 72-year-old is currently barred by the constitution from seeking another presidential term as there is an age limit of 70 as well as a ceiling of two mandates.

02 Oct 2015 description

On 2 October 2015, a Ministerial meeting was convened at UNHCR Headquarters in Geneva to discuss the state of implementation of the Comprehensive Solutions Strategy for Rwandan Refugees and to review key issues and the way forward in bringing the strategy to its conclusion.

02 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1 . The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2211 (2015), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.1 It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 13 March 2015 (S/2015/173) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 15 September 2015.

II. Recent developments

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Alert in Lake Chad basin (Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad): Upsurge of cholera cases in Kaduna and Borno states

The number of cholera cases is increasing in last 3 weeks (w35-37) in the two most active basins (Congo River and Lake Chad basins). Cholera is spreading through camps sheltering displaced people in Maiduguri, capital of northern Nigeria’s Borno state. In the five days up to 15 September, 187 patients were admitted to MSF’s centre, two-thirds of them in a serious state.

28 Sep 2015 description


Population of concern

A total of 34,401 people of concern


USD 20,567,209 requested

25 Sep 2015 description

La FIDH, l’OCDH et les organisations membres de la coalition #MonVoteDoitCompter alertent sur la tentative de coup d’État constitutionnel que constitue la tenue imminente d’un référendum pour décider d’un « changement » de la Constitution en vigueur en République du Congo, annoncé par le président, Denis Sassou Nguesso, lors de son allocution radio-télévisée, du 22 septembre dernier.

24 Sep 2015 description

Since 2013, CAR has been suffering a devastating humanitarian crisis forcing more than 1 million people to flee their homes. More than half of the population – 2,7 million people – are in need of aid. 20% are displaced within or outside the country. About 378,000 people are still internally displaced (IDPs) including over 27,000 in Bangui still living in 30 makeshift camps and other sites.

22 Sep 2015 description

Switzerland - Through two and a half weeks of September, IOM teams have recorded total arrivals to Europe by sea in 2015 at 473,887 men, women and children. At least 182,000 of those migrants have arrived from Syria—making Syrians just under 40 per cent of this year’s total. In 2014, Syrians comprised between 25 per cent and 33 per cent of those entering Europe by sea.

21 Sep 2015 description

UNODC launches strategy against human trafficking and migrant smuggling in West and Central Africa

7 September, 2015 - UNODC recently launched its Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa. With these two regions considered points of origin, transit and destination for victims of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants, the new Regional Strategy aims to assist the affected countries in dismantling the criminal networks while at the same time protecting the victims of these crimes.