Home central and west africa politics CONGO 28/06/2017 Ngatse Mbouala in tug of war with Okemba Recognizable from his long white beard that seems to cover half of his face, the commander of Congo-B's Garde Republicaine [...] (319 words) This article may be accessed by subscribers and e-wallet holders (EUR 6) Log in to read more Already have an account? Log in Keep me logged in Forgot your password? OK Subscribe toAfrica IntelligenceorPay-Per-Article E-wallet starting from 30 EUR Subscribe or Pay-Per-Article Discover our offers Not reader yet?Create an account to access our FREE SECTION A free issue A selection of articles New editions' summaries Keyword notifications to follow people or topics of interest to you A free issue and a selection of free articles Summaries and email notifications Keep me logged in Create a free account Free Articles MOROCCO Business 22/05/2020 Private firm Sentinel lands security contract with EU delegation DJIBOUTI UNITED STATES HORN OF AFRICA Diplomacy 19/05/2020 US Air Force beefs drone capacity against al-Shabaab CAMEROON Politics 05/05/2020 Biya's hardliners go after Maurice Kamto's finances Access the free section On the same subject CONGO 27/04/2020 Ambitions clash in Sassou Nguesso's entourage amid coronavirus crisis The pandemic has provoked tensions even in the president's stronghold and has emboldened those eyeing the post-Sassou era. [...] Breaking news CONGO 12/01/2018 Why General Nianga Ngatse Mbouala got his marching orders Republican Guard commander Nianga Ngatse Mbouala, also known as "Dio Bill", was sacked on January 11 after having held this [...] CONGO 10/01/2018 JDO's strategy for paving the way for the future In the race to succeed Denis Sassou N'Guesso, it would appear that the secret service chief has developed the most extensive network of allies. [...] CONGO 20/12/2017 Putsch rumours ramp up tensions between clans close to Sassou The dismal situation in Brazzaville has intensified infighting between rival clans who are close to the weakened head of state. [...] CONGO 06/12/2017 Sassou beefs up his security apparatus courtesy of Leonard Noel Essongo Denis Sassou-Nguesso has bolstered his security apparatus with the appointment on 25 November of the 69-year-old general Leonard Noel Essongo, [...] CONGO 06/12/2017 The mysterious mission of retired judge Bruguiere to Brazzaville Already an adviser to the Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, the French former anti-terrorism judge Jean-Louis Bruguiere, now retired, has expanded his circle of African acquaintances [...] CONGO 11/10/2017 Turned down by the IMF, Sassou now has to contain the social unrest Despite negotiating with Washington from late September to early October, the president has failed to finalise the ‘adjustment plan' urged on him by the IMF. [...] CONGO 31/05/2017 Denis Christel Nguesso places his man in top police post The struggle for influence is still in full swing at the presidential palace between Denis-Christel Sassou Nguesso, who's the deputy [...] Spotlight CONGO 14/12/2016 Plenty on the president’s plate It’s been far from plain sailing for long-serving President Denis Sassou-Nguesso a few months in to his new term in office delivered by a contested election victory in March. Against a backdrop of financial instability, the head of state has [. [...] CONGO 14/10/2015 Mboshi secure Sassou’s constitution referendum Free The Congolese security services, headed by relatives of the president or members of his Mboshi ethnic group, are on standby to ensure his referendum on the constitution goes smoothly. [...] CONGO 10/09/2014 Holding the fort while Sassou's away To ensure he would not suffer a fate that has befallen other African leaders – being overthrown while they are away abroad – Denis Sassou Nguesso made sure everything was in order before he headed off for the Mediterranean resort of Marbella in August. [...] Spotlight CONGO 27/08/2014 Sassou negotiates way to 2016 elections With the next presidential elections in the Republic of Congo less than two years away, it seems that nothing can stop Denis Sassou-Nguesso, 71, from running for another term, even though the constitution that he himself approved forbids it. [...] CONGO 11/04/2012 Explosion prompts power struggle Initially blamed on a short-circuit, the Mpila munitions explosion is now thought to have been a plot against the regime. [...] Receive prompts for these topics CONGO Andre Obami Itou Conseil National de Securite Denis Sassou Nguesso's Denis-Christel Sassou Nguesso Direction Generale de la Securite Presidentielle Direction Generale de la Surveillance du Territoire Elie Okandze Forces Armees du Congo Frederic Bintsamou Garde Republicaine Jean-Dominique Okemba Nianga Ngatse Mbouala Pierre Oba Police nationale Serge Oboa See all keywordsSee fewer keywords Create a freenotification What is a notification?