Congo seeks to expel EU ambassador: officials

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso was re-elected in March for a third term after a controversial change to the constitution that allowed him to extend his 32-year grip on powerThe Republic of Congo has called on the European Union to recall its ambassador to Brazzaville over EU criticism of President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s controversial re-election in March, Congolese and EU officials said Saturday. “We have formally written to Brussels to ask for the recall of (EU) ambassador (Saskia de Lang), who is engaging in activism activities that are contrary to the Vienna Convention,” a Congolese foreign ministry official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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