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Population: 5.83m
GDP: $13.37bn
Debt: 73.9% of GDP (2023 forecast)

news from Congo-Brazzaville

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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 ...

Manège à trois

Mysterious documents are doing the rounds in Paris claiming that Sassou wants to retire

To judge by the increasing desperation of the contestants, the power struggle in Brazzaville is entering a new phase. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, who overthrew the elected Pre...

Fighting talk

Under fire, strongman Sassou is sending secret messages to his enemies

President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who is too broke to pay his own army, has been secretly trying to make a deal with his main rivals. These are the elected President he overthrew in ...

Look in The Mirror

Who sent sent a putschist’s shopping list of arms and mercenaries, purportedly drawn up by ousted Congo-Brazzaville President Pascal Lissouba to a mass circulation London tabloid, ...

Regional circle

Luanda's regional strategy to isolate and encircle Jonas Savimbi and his União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola forces took further shape with President J José Eduard...

A dictator returns

General Sassou fights his way back to power in Brazzaville and gets a tacit welcome from Paris and perhaps Washington

Fresh from his military defeat of the elected President, Pascal Lissouba, on 15 October, General Denis Sassou Nguesso told Africa Confidential that he would follow a policy of ouve...

'I'll go home to die'

In the final months of Pascal Lissouba's presidential term, which officially ended on 31 August, over 6,000 people have died in the war between his supporters and those of ex-dicta...

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