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Protests in Congo Against Extending President's Rule

Police in the Republic of Congo fired tear gas Tuesday to break up protests against a constitutional referendum aimed at keeping President Denis Sassou N'guesso in power. The protesters burned tires and put up barricades on streets of the capital, Brazzaville, while phone and internet services were reported to be out in much of the city. Congo votes Sunday on proposed reforms that would abolish the constitution's two-term limit for presidents and the age limit of 70 for...

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