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This file photo, taken on March 24, 2016, shows newly re-elected Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso addressing a press conference in Brazzaville on March 24, 2016. (By AFP)
This file photo, taken on March 24, 2016, shows newly re-elected Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso addressing a press conference in Brazzaville on March 24, 2016. (By AFP)
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The Congo is facing yet more unrest in the wake of the contentious elections last month.

Victorious President Denis Sassou Nguesso had forced a change in the constitution. The change allowed him to run for a third term.

Nguesso faces yet another battle for power. He is said to have won 60% of the votes in the March 20th election. The opposition dismissed the result as fraudulent. The Congo has been simmering with popular discontent since last October, when Nguesso held a referendum that allowed him to run for an unprecedented third term. The president stands accused of corruption and nepotism.

Africa Today asks whether the Congo, with decades of turmoil since independence, is facing a new age of unrest. With the capital, Brazzaville, enduring gunfire and protests demanding the president’s removal, this week, Africa Today, asks how can the Congo can avoid another era of violence?