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Population: 5.26 mn.
GDP: $8.72 bn.
Debt: $4.46 bn.

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Sassou draws in Beijing

Billions of dollars of Chinese building contracts could shore up the Sassou-Nguesso presidency despite growing concerns about accountability

The Chinese-led construction boom in Congo-Brazzaville has been assuming mythical proportions. In May, rumours – boosted by a mobile phone video – swept through Brazzaville and Kin...

Alain Akouala Atipault

Minister for Special Economic Zones, Congo-Brazzaville

The development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) has been on the agenda of Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso’s government since 2009, but the details are only now becoming c...

Sassou's reforms on trial

The IMF and World Bank have given Sassou-Nguesso a clean bill of health but anti-corruption lobbyists diasgree

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s determination to tackle corruption in Congo-Brazzaville will be tested on 9 March. EITI directors will meet to consider upgradi...

Brazzaville counts on France and the IMF

Having stolen another election, President Sassou-Nguesso’s regime expects no foreign censure for its diversion of state funds

Reports from auditors commissioned by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank reveal that Congo-Brazzaville is still not meeting its promises to introduce transparency into ...

France and the Fund apply pressure

Critics say that Congo has never taken seriously the requirements of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to improve governance, since France has been watching it more cl...

Which vulture flies?

President Sassou spends millions of his country’s money on trying to stop vulture funds preying on bad debtors – like Congo

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso has spent nearly US$6 million on lawyers and lobbyists in the United States in the past three years. He wants Congress to pass legislation against '...

Washington lobbyists stake claim

In the run-up to last year's United States' presidential election, the neo-conservative Michael Ledeen persuaded Democratic Party politicians (normally his sworn opponents) to sup...

A stolen election, then a coalition

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso wants to buy off his political opponents and has his numerous family members right behind him

Re-elected for a further seven-year presidential term by a crushing majority, according to the official count, Denis Sassou-Nguesso is thinking about forming a national government....

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