About: Congo-Brazzaville

Global Europe 29-03-2016

Brazzaville partly shut to protest Sassou-Nguesso’s re-election

Opposition strongholds in Brazzaville were closed on Tuesday (29 March) following a strike call over the re-election of Congo's veteran ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso in polls his rivals say were marred by "massive fraud".
Global Europe 26-03-2016

Europe’s African challenge: Engage or lose influence

By European standards, last week’s elections in Congo-Brazzaville were not clean. This came as no surprise. Congo-Brazzaville has only had one genuine election, in 1992.
Global Europe 25-03-2016

Opposition cries foul after Congo’s Sassou claims new five year term

Denis Sassou Nguesso has been elected for a new five year term as President of Congo-Brazzaville, after being declared the victor in Sunday’s presidential election.
Global Europe 21-03-2016

Internet blackout in Congo as government fears post-election unrest

The Congolese government imposed a 48-hour communications block of the internet and telephone networks as the country’s voters went to the polls for presidential elections.
Global Europe 20-03-2016

Congo goes to vote, questions remain on the nascent democracy

Election analysts and surveys suggest that President Denis Sassou Nguesso will claim between 60-70% of the vote in the first round of elections on Sunday (20 March). Is Sassou’s likely victory a triumph or defeat for Congolese democracy?
Development Policy 19-03-2016

As elections near, Congo seeks to diversify its economy beyond oil

Like many of its sub-Saharan African neighbours, the Republic of Congo is a country of oil price fuelled boom and bust. But the future is away from oil.
Global Europe 18-03-2016

Congo’s Nguesso set to extend presidency, despite international concern

Denis Sassou Nguesso is widely expected to extend his nineteen-year grip on the Congolese presidency during elections on Sunday (20 March), despite international concerns about the fairness and transparency of the poll.