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Vol 37 No 18

Published 6th September 1996


Lissouba lite

The President is in trouble unless he takes his new Prime Minister seriously

The President's priorities are clear, for once. He wants to be reelected in June 1997. Soon thereafter, Elf-Aquitaine will start to pump oil from its new wells at N'Kossa. In exchange, money will start to pour back into Congo and Pascal Lissouba intends to be the president who sees how it is spent. To push through his strategy, on 27 August he moved his Prime Minister, General Jacques Joachim Yhombi-Opango, to direct the presidential campaign office.

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