Republic of Congo

The World Health Organisation regional office for Africa begins its return to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on Tuesday after a four-year absence caused by civil war, the UN agency reported.

An apparent assassination attempt involving a 10-minute frenzy of grenades, rockets and gunfire against Itihi Ossetoumba Lekoundzo, defence minister of Congo-Brazzaville was reported to have taken place on Wednesday in Brazzaville, according to AP.