Congo activists urge action over government corruption

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  • Members of the Republic of the Congo’s first family are facing growing calls to be prosecuted for corruption.
    They have been accused by human rights activists of looting Congolese public funds to buy luxurious properties abroad.
    Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from the capital, Brazzaville.

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    In This Story: The Republic of the Congo

    The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply either Congo or the Congo is a country located in the western coast of Central Africa. To the west lies Gabon; Cameroon to its northwest and the Central African Republic to its northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to its south; and the Atlantic Ocean to its southwest.
    The official language is French. The Republic of the Congo was established on 28 November 1958 and gained independence from France in 1960. Congo’s economy is heavily dependent on the oil sector.

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