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Vol 62 No 13

Published 24th June 2021


A fox guarding the hen house

While promising to rein in graft, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso promotes his son who faces corruption charges in the US

Amid a debt crisis and seeking bailout funds from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Congo-Brazzaville has promised to clamp down on corruption. But President Denis Sassou-Nguesso's decision to name his son as international cooperation minister, in charge of relations with donors and the private sector, will do nothing to change the country's reputation as a kleptocracy par excellence.

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