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Exiled Congo opposition leader Katumbi to return home for presidential bid

Congolese opposition leader, Moise Katumbi speaks to delegates at a three-day forum in a resort hotel near Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 12, 2018. Photo:Themba Hadebe/AP/SIPACongolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi plans to return home on Friday (August 3) after two years in exile to submit his candidacy for December's presidential election, his political party's officials said on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

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CAMEROON | Cement: Ready, get set, go regional

REINNIER KAZÉ FOR TAR
Cement producers are in intense competition as Cameroon becomes a growing base for companies looking to access landlocked neighbours

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Glencore settles with Gertler over Congo royalties

Urs Flueeler/AP/SIPA Glencore has settled a mining dispute in Democratic Republic of Congo with two companies associated with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler by agreeing to pay royalties in a currency other than U.S. dollars, the company said on Friday.

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UNICEF carries out field vaccinations in Congo's Ebola hit community

 A health care worker displays an Ebola information leaflet f in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 24, 2018. Photo: John Bompengo/AP/SIPAHealth workers have been reaching communities affected by Ebola in the Democratic of Congo's Equateur Province, rolling out an experimental vaccine and raising awareness about the virus that has already killed at least 22 people and infected 30 more.

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COUNTRY FOCUS, CAMEROON | Regional ructions

PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
Like the Boko Haram conflict, Cameroon’s response to the Anglophone crisis involves cooperation between the governments of Nigeria and Cameroon

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COUNTRY FOCUS, CAMEROON | Kribi consortium confusion

ADRIENNE SURPRENANT/COLLECTIF ITEM

The government has at least temporarily ended the battle for control of a Kribi port terminal previously managed by a consortium led by France’s Necotrans

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