Congo-Brazzaville

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Jennifer Glasse reports from Brazzaville on how the new leader of the Republic of Congo plans to rebuild from last summer's devastating civil war. Last month, Denis Sassou-Nguesso (deh-NEE sa-SOO en-GAY-soo) drove elected president Pascal Lissouba (pas-CAHL lih-SOO-bah) from power after a punishing four-month conflict which left an estimated several thousand dead, hundreds of thousands homeless, and the capital, Brazzaville, in ruins. Sassou had ruled the small oil-producing nation in the 1980's, and many are hopeful he will be able to get the country back on its feet.

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