LONDON, U.K.—Maybe the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a bit more democratic than the mere Republic of Congo, but it’s a matter of (fairly small) degrees. President Denis Sassou Nguesso has ruled the Republic of Congo for 34 of the past 39 years, winning a couple of civil wars in the process and changing the constitution when term limits got in the way of his staying in power. He’s still there.
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