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Republic of Congo to Bury 250 Explosion Victims Sunday

Posted March 11th, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo is holding a mass burial Sunday for more than 200 victims of the multiple explosions at a military base one week ago. President Dennis Sassou-Ngueso is expected to join the mourners. The fire and explosions at the arms facility, located on the banks of Congo River just outside the capital, Brazzaville, […]

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Republic of Congo to Hold Mass Funeral For Blast Victims

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Republic of Congo will hold a mass funeral for about 200 people killed during a series of blasts at an arms depot in the capital, Brazzaville. Government officials say the funeral will take place on Sunday, exactly one week after powerful explosions rocked the capital, destroying businesses, churches and homes. Government officials believe an […]

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Fire Threatens Second Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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. WEB: None TYPE: CN )) Republic of Congo government and aid officials say fires are threatening a second munitions depot in the capital, one day after blasts at another depot killed an estimated 200 people. Officials say small blasts and fires continued to break out in and around the first munitions site in Brazzaville […]

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Fire Threatens Second Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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. WEB: None TYPE: CN )) Republic of Congo government and aid officials say fires are threatening a second munitions depot in the capital, one day after blasts at another depot killed an estimated 200 people. Officials say small blasts and fires continued to break out in and around the first munitions site in Brazzaville […]

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More Blasts, Fires Reported at Arms Depot in Republic of Congo

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Emergency crews in the Republic of Congo are trying to prevent more fires and blasts at an arms depot, where officials say explosions on Sunday killed an estimated 200 people. Witnesses reported a series of smaller blasts and fires at the munitions site in the capital, Brazzaville, early Monday. But army spokesman Colonel Robert Obargui […]

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200 Reported Dead in Republic of Congo Blasts

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Government and hospital officials in the Republic of Congo say a series of explosions at a weapons depot in the capital, Brazzaville, has killed about 200 people and injured about 200 more. Authorities say the arms facility, located on the banks of the Congo River, caught fire early Sunday causing the powerful blasts. The explosions […]

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Officials: Death Count Soars in Republic of Congo Blasts

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Diplomats and government officials say at least 150 people, including Chinese workers, have been killed in a series of blasts in the Republic of Congo capital, Brazzaville. Authorities say a series of powerful explosions at a weapons depot along the Congo River rocked the city early Sunday. A Chinese consulate official in Brazzaville told Beijing’s […]

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Powerful Blasts Rattle Republic of Congo’s Capital

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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A series of powerful blasts shook Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, early Sunday, sparking panic in the city and also in neighboring Kinshasa across the Congo River. Diplomats and government officials say the explosions took place at a weapons depot along the Congo River in the northern part of Brazzaville. Witnesses reported […]

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Explosions Rattle the Republic of Congo’s Capital

Posted March 4th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in the Republic of Congo’s capital say at least three explosions rattled Brazzaville early Sunday. There has been no confirmation of casualties. Diplomatic and government officials say the blasts came from a munitions depot just outside Brazzaville. Witnesses say a plume of smoke could been seen over Brazzaville from across the Congo River, in […]

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Obama Takes New Economic Plan on Tour

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama begins a three-day, five-state trip Wednesday to take to the American people the economic plan he unveiled in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The president, who faces a contentious re-election bid this year, outlined a blueprint that he says will work for everyone, not just the wealthy. Mr. […]

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