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Congo Plans Referendum on 3rd Presidential Term

The Congo Republic’s government has announced it will hold a referendum October 25 on a change to the constitution that would allow veteran President Denis Sassou Nguesso to stand for a third term in next year's national elections. The 71-year-old former military commander has ruled Congo Republic, an oil producer, for all but five years since 1979. He won his previous terms in disputed elections in 2002 and 2009. The constitution of 2002 limits the number of presidential terms to...

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