Whether people living in the south, including members of the Bangtuba tribe, are targeted and being arrested by the government forces of Sassou-Nguesso (October 2000) [COG35417.E]

No mention of the Bangtuba tribe or any updated information to COG35047.F and COG35030.F of 25 August 2000 on the treatment of people living in the south of the Republic of Congo could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential January-September 2000.

Africa Research Bulletin January-June 2000.

Amnesty International. 2000. Annual Report. Electronic Version.

Country Reports 1999. February 2000.

Encyclopædia of the Third World. 1992

IRB Databases.

Keesing's Record of World Events 2000.

Le Nouvel Afrique-Asie 2000.

Mondes rebelles. 1996.

La Nouvelle Lettre de la FIDH 2000.


Resources Centre country file. Congo. January-September 2000.


West Africa 1999-2000.

World News Connection (WNC).

Internet Sites, including:

Amnesty International Online.

BBC Africa Online


Human Rights Watch Online.

International Crisis Group (ICG).

Minorities at Risk Project.

Missionary Service News Agency (MISNA).

Observatoire de l'Afrique Centrale.

Panafrican News Agency (PANA).


United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Internet Search Engines, including:




The Research Directorate has sent a letter to a representative of FIDH, responsible of Congo Brazzaville.