· January, 2006

Stories about Republic of Congo from January, 2006

Republic of Congo: Sassou-Nguesso

30 January 2006

Congo Watch reports that the newly elected Chairman of the AU, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, began his role as “African peace mediator on Sunday, meeting with the prime minister of civil war-divided Ivory Coast.’

African Union: election of chairperson

27 January 2006

Adventures of a Retired Traveller reports on the election of President Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo as Chair of the AU….Sassou-Nguesso has faced criticism during his time in power, which ranged from 1979-1992, and again since 1997, when he seized power in a military coup. Remnants of his militia,...

African music

  24 January 2006

Music for peaceful thinking, Benn loxo du taccu visits Congo Brazzaville music of the 70s & 80s – “Brazzaville’s L’Orchestre Tele-Music’s Faux Marie” and Soundroots reviews Yawo “a multicultural conglomeration with roots in Brazil, Senegal, China, and the USA as well as West Africa”