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Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville

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

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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....


Curbing their enthusiasm

There is little public enthusiasm for the elections on 12 July and an easy victory for President Denis Sassou-Nguesso looks assured

Next month’s elections do not scare the regime of President Denis Sassou-Nguesso. The opposition is fragmented and lacks a credible strategy (AC Vol 48 No 15). In any case, the gov...


Banking on secrecy

Finance ministers will come under heavy pressure at the G-20 meeting on 2 April in London to crack down on tax havens and the banking secrecy regimes that have facilitated so much ...


Can't pay, won't pay

Bad old debts reveal the gap between what Congo owes and what its leaders hide

The pursuit of repayments from the poorest economies has made the debt-collection agencies known as 'vulture funds' a target for antipoverty campaigners. These firms buy up debts a...


Election failure

The first round of Congo-Brazzaville's legislative elections, on 22 June, displayed haste, corruption and ineptitude. There was a stark lack of voting materials and at some polling...


A strange alliance

The President has cut a deal with his long-time foe and may now control parliament

Back-room dealing is habitual in Congo-Brazzaville, where President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and his Parti Congolais du Travail lead a coalition of 30 parties, the Forces Démocr...


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