Territory in west central Africa, ruled since 2002 by the République du Congo


Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo), also referred to as Congo and Congo-Brazzaville, is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Congo, Republic of (Brazzaville) | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 28, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
"The Republic of Congo constitution was amended in 2015 to remove age and term-limit restrictions on the presidency, thus allowing President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Congolese Labor Party (PCT) to run for a third term in 2016. Although the constitutional referendum was strongly criticized by local opposition groups, the electoral commission reported 92 percent of votes in favor. The result was facilitated by intimidation, violence, and an opposition boycott."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.76, Rank: 139, Personal Freedom: 6.72, Economic Freedom: 4.80, Democracy Index: 2.8
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 4.80, Rank: 157