Post-election battle to replace PM

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso at the polling station on 21 March 2021.
Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso at the polling station on 21 March 2021. © Olivia Acland/Reuters
Prime Minister Clément Mouamba's government resigned on 16 April, just after Denis Sassou Nguesso was sworn in for a fourth and final presidential term. Key members of the head of state's inner circle are now pushing candidates to replace Mouamba, even though the administration might not change until next year. [...] (387 words)
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