Congo. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
(IMF) granted Congo a $ 1.9 billion debt write-off in
accordance with the program to support the world's poorest
and most indebted states. The two institutions said that the
country fulfilled its obligations in the fight against
poverty, the creation of macroeconomic stability, the
management of the state's finances and the oil sector,
managed its debt repayments and implemented reforms in the
health and education sectors.
Republic of the Congo has a population of 5.244 million
(2018). Congo, which has experienced many years of civil war and
armed unrest, is now helping other African countries to
train soldiers for peacekeeping operations on the continent.
The first 30 soldiers from 16 sub-Saharan countries were
enrolled when the first semester began in October. The
school has been started with financial support from France.
A French court decided in November to approve a lawsuit
filed by Transparency International (TI) against President
Denis Sassou-Nguesso. Prosecutors will investigate whether -
as TI claims - he has transferred large sums of state money
to private bank accounts in France.