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Congo-Brazzaville: 'Simmering Discontent' Ahead of Elections

Date Published: 
07/01/2009
Summary: 

Barely two weeks before presidential elections in the Republic of Congo, Marcel Kombo decided to send his wife and children away from Brazzaville. (..) Primary school enrolment, which used to be almost 100 percent, had by the end of the war dropped to less than 60 percent, according to the UN World Food Programme, which in May expanded its school-feeding programme in the Pool [region].