53 Years Later: A Look at Congo Since Independence

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  • Clashes With Rebels
  • Blood Diamonds
  • Burning Ammunition
  • Debt Canceled But Prospects Dim
  • A Long Road Ahead
  • Congo’s National Motto: Unity, Work, Progress
  • The First President
  • Socialism Sets Sail
  • Three Congolese Heads of State
  • An Anti-Capitalist Congo
  • Democracy Prevails
  • Bloodshed in Brazzaville
  • Finding Peace
  • Sassou Nguesso Seizes Victory

A Long Road Ahead

Today, Denis Sassou Nguesso remains president after winning the 2009 election under controversial circumstances. While the violence and turmoil has died down, poverty continues to cripple a majority of the population. 

(Photo: REUTERS/James Akena)

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