In Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, authorities reported a tragic stampede during an army recruitment drive in a stadium overnight, resulting in the death of 37 young people. The Congolese army had announced plans to hire 1,500 individuals aged 18 to 25. Prime Minister Anatole Collinet Makosso confirmed the casualties and injuries, declaring the incident a “tragedy.” A crisis unit has been established under the prime minister’s authority to address the situation. The stampede occurred as prospective recruits gathered at Brazzaville’s Michel d’Ornano stadium, with reports suggesting that the rush started when individuals attempted to force their way through gates, leading to the tragic incident. Specific details remained unclear at the time of this report.