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Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville

Population: 4.559 mn.
GDP: $14.1 bn.
Debt: $3.45 bn.

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Sassou makes it modest

The incumbent claims 60% of the votes in a re-election lacking credibility but facing no serious international challenge 

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso arranged for his re-election with considerably less self-confidence than he had shown in previous electoral contests. The campaign was marked by secu...


Poor prospects ahead

The IMF predicts 6% growth but poverty still rises. Sassou has high hopes for Special Economic Zones as the end of oil looms

Between the lines, the International Monetary Fund's latest analysis of Congo-Brazzaville's economy reveals a meagre record of economic achievements for the decades of rule by Pres...


Sassou slaps Kabila

The recent expulsions of Congo-Kinshasa's nationals mark a new low in relations between the two capitals that face each other across the Congo River

Around 600,000 nationals from Congo-Kinshasa live in Congo-Brazzaville but over the last two months, Brazzaville has deported nearly 100,000 of them. Officially, the expulsion of s...


The Atlantic ports puzzle

Kinshasa cannot decide whether to develop its own outlet to the Atlantic or depend on Brazzaville. It’s all about geopolitics and special interests

Congo-Kinshasa has a small port, Matadi, while Congo-Brazzaville has a much larger one, at Pointe-Noire. The Kinshasa government needs to decide between them. There are rival views...


Lessons from Luanda

Angola has been flexing its military muscles to remind Congo-Brazzaville exactly who is boss. In a security operation beginning on 13 October, Angolan forces seized 40 Congolese so...


A poverty of strategy

The President and his ministers respond to criticism of their economic policy by changing the goals but little else

Stung by accusations that he and the governing elite have squandered the country’s oil wealth with nothing to show for their three decades in power, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso ...


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