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Cabinet of Congo-Brazzaville

Henri Djombo Minister of State, Minister of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries Gilbert Ondongo Minister of State, Minister of Economy, Industrial Development, Promotion of the private sector Claude Alphonse Silou Minister […]

Mouamba appoints 38 member Cabinet

Recently appointed Prime Minister Clément Mouamba has named his new Cabinet which consists of 38 ministers. A number of ministers have retained their posts but there are fifteen new ministers […]

Clément Mouamba named PM

The president of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) Denis Sassou Nguesso has named Clément Mouamba as his new Prime Minister. Nguesso was sworn into office for a further term […]

Sassou Nguesso re-elected President

Incumbent President Sassou Nguesso has won the presidential election in the first round with 60.39% of the vote and 867,179 votes. In second place was Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas who […]

Presidential 2016

An election took place on 20 March 2016. Denis Sassou Nguesso (Congolese Party of Labour) 60.19% Guy Brice Parfait Kolélas (Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development) 15.04% Jean-Marie Michel […]

Presidential election unlikely to see change

The Republic of the Congo (Congo – Brazzaville) is holding a presidential election today, four months earlier than required. The move comes after a referendum last year in which the […]

Constitutional Referendum on 25th October

President Denis Sassou Nguesso has announced that the country will hold a referendum on 25th October to make changes to the constitution. The decision was taken after a Cabinet meeting […]

Full list of new Cabinet

President Denis Sassou Nguesso has replaced five ministers including two ministers, Civil Service minister Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas and Minister of Trade Claudine Munari who opposed a change in the […]

IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Congo

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Congo Press Release No. 15/350 July 22, 2015 On July 17, 2015, the Executive Board of the International […]

Poverty still high but country on strong growth path

“The Republic of Congo is endowed with abundant natural resources, notably oil and iron ore. Proven oil reserves are estimated at about 2 billion barrels; and the country has large […]

Non oil growth accelerates as maturing oilfields lose productivity

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has concluded a mission to the Republic of Congo and concludes that the country has “maintained broadly satisfactory progress in macroeconomic stability”. They also report […]

Republic of Congo to borrow $1.1 billion for 2013 budget

The Chinese news agency Xinhua is reporting that Finance Minister Gilbert Ondongo has revealed that the Republic of Congo will borrow $1.1 billion from China to support the 2013 state […]

PCT wins general election

The ruling Congolese Labour Party has won the general election following the second round of voting last Sunday. In the first round the PCT took 57 seats and in the […]

Second round of the general election is held today

Congo Brazzaville or Republic of the Congo votes in the second round of their general election today. There are 144 candidates standing in those constituencies where no candidate received more […]

Parliamentary 2012

Elections took place in two rounds, on 15 July and 5 August 2012. Congolese Party of Labour (PCT 89 Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integral Development (MCDDI) 7 Pan-African Union […]

PCT top the vote again

The party of President Denis Sassou Nguesso, the Congolese Labour Party have once more topped the poll in last weekend’s general election. Results announced yesterday by the Ministry of the […]

Low key elections held today

The people of the Republic of the Congo or Congo Brazzaville go to the polls today to elect a new National Assembly. In all, 135 of the 137 seats will […]

Congolese Party of Labour

The Congolese Party of Labour or PCT was founded in 1969 by Captain Marien Ngouabi as the sole ruling party of the military regime. Formerly a Marxist-Leninist Party it claims […]