First Thing, Daily Maverick's flagship newsletter

Join the 230 000 South Africans who read First Thing newsletter.

A South African Hero: You

There’s a 99.7% chance that this isn’t for you. Only 0.3% of our readers have responded to this call for action.

Those 0.3% of our readers are our hidden heroes, who are fuelling our work and impacting the lives of every South African in doing so. They’re the people who contribute to keep Daily Maverick free for all, including you.

We need so many more of our readers to join them. The equation is quite simple: the more members we have, the more reporting and investigations we can do, and the greater the impact on the country. We are inundated with tip-offs; we know where to look and what to do with the information when we have it – we just need the means to help us keep doing this work.

Be part of that 0.3%. Be a Maverick. Be a Maverick Insider.

Support Daily Maverick→
Payment options

Congo president Sassou Nguesso reelected in first round...

Newsdeck

Newsdeck

Congo president Sassou Nguesso reelected in first round: official

By AFP
24 Mar 2016 0

Congo president Denis Sassou Nguesso has been reelected in a first round vote, extending his 32 years in power, the interior minister said Thursday.

Interior minister Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou announced the results on national television at 3:30 am (0230 GMT), giving the incumbent 60 percent of the vote, following elections held on Sunday.

On Wednesday, two opposition candidates rejected the partial results that gave Sassou Nguesso 67 percent of the vote.

mj/as/jah

© 1994-2016 Agence France-Presse

Gallery

Please peer review 3 community comments before your comment can be posted