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Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville

Population: 5.13 mn.
GDP: $7.83 bn.
Debt: $3.83 bn.

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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...


Changing regimes

The World Bank is insisting that borrowers keep their promises on transparency

The governments of Congo-Brazzaville and Chad are at odds with the International Monetary Fund, headed by Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo, and the World Bank under its new chief, Paul W...


Captive Kolélas

Two weeks after flying home to bury his late wife Jacqueline, former Prime Minister Bernard Kolélas is under house arrest in central Brazzaville, guarded by government soldi...


A shining example

Congo's Christmas wish, a three-year US$84 million Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, was granted by the International Monetary Fund on 6 December, after years of failed reform...


Coming cleaner

The IMF has finally persuaded Congo to explain where all the money goes

After years of broken promises to the International Monetary Fund, President Denis Sassou-Nguesso has finally agreed to reveal how Congo's oil wealth is managed. An audit has been ...


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