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Congo-Brazzaville

Congo-Brazzaville

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

news from Congo-Brazzaville

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Old guard, new guard

After five transitional years, the former President has a new mandate – of sorts

President Denis Sassou Nguesso chose a significant date to end the long transition that began with his forces' defeat of Pascal Lissouba in October 1997. The Fête Nationale o...


By other means

President Sassou Nguesso claims a mandate but has restarted the civil war

Congo-Brazzaville's hidden conflict and flawed parliamentary elections show how thin a veneer of democracy covers recycled dictator Denis Sassou Nguesso. The official results from ...


Long wait

The draft constitution gives the president full executive powers and two consecutive seven-year terms. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso (AC Vol 42 No 7) will refer it to the people t...


Settling Sassou

The President wants a peace process - on his own terms

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso knows a lot about the national conferences and conventions that are supposed to precede democracy. The last one in his country, in 1992, threw him in...


Now the economic battle

Despite all the killling, the government has to worry more about money than politics

Several hundred troops from the President's old ally, Angola, ensure his regime's security; the Congo of Denis Sassou-Nguesso Mark II is still far from salvation. The 1,300 staff o...


Danse macabre

In their ekonga initiation dance, young warriors from northern Congo chant 'Boma !', meaning 'Kill!' The 'Cobra' militiamen who follow General Denis Sassou-Nguesso have often used ...


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