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15 Apr 2015 description

Cabinda - The chairperson of the Angolan community in the departments (provinces) of the Republic of the Congo (Pointe-Noire and Kouilou), Gabriela Pucuta, reported that there are in Pointe-Noire city, many Angolans interested in returning to the country.

Gabriela Pucuta, who was speaking to ANGOP in the city of Pointe-Noire, indicated that they have transmitted to Angolan residents in these departments that there is no more reason to remain in poor living conditions, because the country is growing and needs all for its development.

01 Dec 2014 description


Working environment

  • UNHCR’s operations in the Congo focus on protecting and providing life-saving assistance for refugees who fled the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR).

25 Apr 2013 description
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L’évaluation a été confié au Centre International de Déminage Humanitaire de Genève (CIDHG) agissant en partenariat avec le programme universitaire indépendant Small Arms Survey. Le mandat comprenait:

  • L'évaluation de l'efficacité des activités de dépollution de la zone de Mpila à Brazzaville;

  • L'évaluation des processus de coordination entre les autorités nationales, l'équipe de l’action contre les mines des Nations unies (UNMAT), les partenaires d'exécution, les bailleurs de fonds et les autres parties prenantes;

15 Mar 2012 description

Brazzaville - A team of Angolan fire-fighters and sappers is since Tuesday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo working on the ''3 B'' sector, assigned to Angola to search and remove uxos (English abbreviation for unexploded ordnance) arising from explosion and fire in the Mpla Armored Regiment storehouse.

After making a recognition of the area of the accident, carried out last Monday, they assembled on Tuesday signs and delineation of its sector to prevent any intrusion of former residents and others.

11 Mar 2012 description

Luanda - The welfare organs of the Angolan government in cooperation with the Angolan Armed Forces kick started a humanitarian aid campaign in favour of the Republic of the Congo to minimise the difficulties caused by the explosion of a magazine of ammunition powder and other explosive devices of that country's defence forces.

According to a press release from the Office of Assistance to the Vice-President, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, disclosed to ANGOP, the support is a decision by the Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

07 Apr 2011 description

The Republic of the Congo, with a population of 3.7 million, is a parliamentary republic in which most of the decision-making authority and political power is vested in the president and his administration. Denis Sassou Nguesso was reelected president in a July 2009 election with 78 percent of the vote. The country has a multiparty political system although members of the president's Congolese Labor Party (PCT) occupy most senior government positions.

17 Dec 2010 description
report Rotary

By Dan Nixon

Rotarians in the Republic of the Congo are stepping up their efforts to help stop the recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in their country.

The national PolioPlus committee has produced more than US$100,000 worth of posters, pamphlets, banners, T-shirts, and other materials to help mobilize public support for eradicating the disease.

At least 179 people have died in the outbreak, with 476 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) reported as of 7 December. Most of the cases involve young people between ages 15 and 29 and have occurred in the city of Pointe-Noire.

16 Nov 2010 description

Proposed Emergency Outbreak Response Activities including neighbouring areas of Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

(data as of 16th Nov 2010)

Current Situation:

As of 9 November, 324 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and 146 deaths have been reported from the site of the acute poliomyelitis outbreak centred in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo. Five cases have been confirmed to have been caused by wild poliovirus type 1 and laboratory testing continues.

15 Nov 2010 description
report Voice of America

15 November 2010, Joe DeCapua

The World Health Organization is conducting a mass immunization program in three Central African countries, after hundreds of polio cases were reported.

11 Nov 2010 description

Young and old to be targeted in parts of 3 central African countries

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo/DAKAR, Senegal 11 November 2010 - The first wave of mass polio immunization campaigns -targeting 3 million people of all ages- is to begin on Friday (12 November) to address an unusual outbreak of polio that is primarily claiming victims amongst adults.

25 Feb 2006 description

Une experte belge en matière de désarmement, démobilisation et réinsertion (DDR) pour la région d'Afrique centrale, Sophie Da Camara a lancé le 25 février à Brazzaville, un appel à la communauté internationale afin qu'elle soutienne le Congo dans la mise en œuvre du Programme national de désarmement, démobilisation et réinsertion des ex-combattants (PNDDR).

03 Aug 2005 description

CABINDA, Angola, August 3 (UNHCR) - "We left Angola together, and together we are finding our way back 12 years on," said João Taty, looking at his wife Edith Mboumba sitting by his side in one of two buses bringing 52 refugees home in a convoy organised by UNHCR from Brazzaville and Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo.

27 Apr 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

19 Nov 2004 description
report IRIN

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

DAR ES SALAAM, 19 November (IRIN) - The Republic of Congo (ROC) was recently suspended from the worldwide initiative to control the sale of rough diamonds, known as the Kimberly Process. Diamonds are widely seen as having fuelled conflicts in the central Africa region.

21 May 2003 description

Marni Zelnick is a fellow at Refugees International.

25 Jul 2002 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 25 July (IRIN) - After a one-month postponement due to a series of political elections, the Republic of Congo (ROC) launched on Thursday this year's nationwide campaign to vaccinate 682,640 children aged five years and under against polio, with assurances of access to all districts of the troubled Pool region, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

10 Jun 2002 description

Six years after the World Food Summit in Rome, the commitments made at the summit have not been fulfilled. Action Against Hunger is calling on the Heads of State for international mobilization and determined action to end hunger. As international experts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, Action Against Hunger wishes to highlight that:

  • Since 1996, Heads of State have not been successful in preventing new food crises. In Southern Africa alone, over 10 million people are on the brink of starvation unless immediate and large-scale action is taken.
05 Jan 2000 description

For the last six months of 1999, the Congo-Brazzaville delegation made efforts to reinforce the operating capacity of the Congolese Red Cross (CRC). Because access to the provinces remained difficult, the Federation and the CRC focused activities primarily on the following three regions and 4 sectors: in the northern region, emergency assistance for people returning to Brazzaville; in the north of the country, reinforcing the regional structure of the CRC while assisting victims of the

30 Jul 1999 description
report IRIN

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