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- Congo police raid forces ICFTU to suspend
meeting in Brazzaville
- By ICFTU OnLine, 20 March 1997. One of a
series of ICFTU conferences in Africa on privatization and
structural adjustment is shut down by police.
- Fighting for power in the Congo
- By Martine-Renée Galloy and Marc-Éric Gruénais, Le
Monde diplomatique, November
1997. Congo-Brazzaville provides a bleak example of the
absence of democratic reform, with years of in-fighting
between Pascal Lissouba and Denis Sassou Nguesso.
- Suspected European Terrorists Handed Over
- By Louis Okamba, IPS, 15 June 1999. It appears the four
Europeans are mercenaries in a broad conspiracy to kill
President Sassou Nguesso, whose troops are fighting rebel
forces in parts of the country.
- Four European Mercenaries Handed Prison
- By Lyne Mikangou, IPS, 10 December 1999. The mercenties
linked to former Congolese President Pascal Lissouba and
the 1997 civil war in Congo-Brazzaville.
- Rebel Group Challenges Peace
- By Lyne Mikangou, IPS, 16 March 2000. The National
Resistance Council (CNR), a coalition of radical militias,
is threatening to pull out of the Congo peace process,
demanding the government comply with all the basic
provisions of last December's peace accords.
- Congolese Government Adopts Draft
- Panafrican News Agency, 16 November 2000. The Congolese
government Wednesday evening adopted a draft constitution
that envisages a presidential type of regime, if endorsed
in a referendum to be held in 2001. It will mark the
effective return of democracy in Congo after three years
of transition under Gen. Denis Sassou Nguesso.
- Vers une nouvelle alliance de partis au
- Panafrican News Agency, 28 December 2000. An accord has
been concluded between the Assembly for Democracy and
Social Progress (RDPS) of Jean-Pierre Thystere Tchicaya,
and the Congolese Labor Party (PCT) of Denis Sassou
Nguesso (in French).