About: Republic of Congo

Global Europe 18-03-2016

Congo’s Nguesso set to extend presidency, despite international concern

Denis Sassou Nguesso is widely expected to extend his nineteen-year grip on the Congolese presidency during elections on Sunday (20 March), despite international concerns about the fairness and transparency of the poll.
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Development Policy 21-02-2016

EU refuses to send observers to Congo vote

The European Union has decided not to send observers to the Republic of Congo to monitor a controversial presidential election set for March 20, the bloc's foreign policy chief said in a statement.
Development Policy 09-12-2015

EU aims to crack down on unsustainable palm oil and illegal logging

In the next five years, the major European players, including Germany, want palm oil production to become 100% sustainable and to see an end to illegal logging. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 05-10-2015

Merkel reported to be among favourites for Nobel Peace Prize

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged among the contenders to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Also under consideration are Pope Francis, a Russian newspaper and the parties involved in this year's Iran nuclear deal.
Development Policy 30-09-2015

African nations and donors agree on plan to protect Congo forests

Six African nations have agreed with donors on a plan to protect the tropical forests of the Congo basin, the second biggest in the world, after the Amazon's, to help ease poverty and combat climate change.

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