The contemporary political history of the People's Republic of Congo—Brazzaville

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Congo police raid forces ICFTU to suspend meeting in Brazzaville
By ICFTU OnLine, 20 March 1997. One of a series of ICFTU conferences in Africa on privatization and structural adjustment is shut down by police.
Fighting for power in the Congo
By Martine-Renée Galloy and Marc-Éric Gruénais, Le Monde diplomatique, November 1997. Congo-Brazzaville provides a bleak example of the absence of democratic reform, with years of in-fighting between Pascal Lissouba and Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Suspected European Terrorists Handed Over For Trial
By Louis Okamba, IPS, 15 June 1999. It appears the four Europeans are mercenaries in a broad conspiracy to kill President Sassou Nguesso, whose troops are fighting rebel forces in parts of the country.
Four European Mercenaries Handed Prison Sentences
By Lyne Mikangou, IPS, 10 December 1999. The mercenties linked to former Congolese President Pascal Lissouba and the 1997 civil war in Congo-Brazzaville.
Rebel Group Challenges Peace Process
By Lyne Mikangou, IPS, 16 March 2000. The National Resistance Council (CNR), a coalition of radical militias, is threatening to pull out of the Congo peace process, demanding the government comply with all the basic provisions of last December's peace accords.
Congolese Government Adopts Draft Constitution
Panafrican News Agency, 16 November 2000. The Congolese government Wednesday evening adopted a draft constitution that envisages a presidential type of regime, if endorsed in a referendum to be held in 2001. It will mark the effective return of democracy in Congo after three years of transition under Gen. Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Vers une nouvelle alliance de partis au Congo-Brazaville
Panafrican News Agency, 28 December 2000. An accord has been concluded between the Assembly for Democracy and Social Progress (RDPS) of Jean-Pierre Thystere Tchicaya, and the Congolese Labor Party (PCT) of Denis Sassou Nguesso (in French).