A source from this institution told Xinhua on Tuesday in Brazzaville that "La Voix du Peuple" and "L'Amicale" newspapers had been respectively suspended for three and six months.
CSLC said that in an article titled "The Mbochis in the Republic of Congo, Tribalism and the Republic," La Voix du peuple called for a revolt, tried to manipulate the public opinion, incited people to tribal hatred and used the press to cause division, something that threatens peace, cohesion and national unity."
In articles titled "The Unity of the South" and "The saga of Sassou Nguesso's clan in the Republic of Congo," the Amicale newspaper was found guilty of inciting public hatred, threatening peace, cohesion and national unity as well as violating legal and professional standards that need to be observed in the exercise of journalism profession.
It will be recalled that in 2008, L'Amicale newspaper suffered a three months suspension for publishing information that could incite the public to violence and tribal hatred.
The Republic of Congo has about 30 newspapers that are essentially published in the capital, Brazzaville.