Congo Republic president reappoints PM after resignation

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BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) – Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso reappointed Clement Mouamba as prime minister on Monday, four days after Mouamba and his cabinet resigned, the president’s office said in a statement. Mouamba, who resigned last week, is now charged with forming a new government, the statement said. Last week’s resignations came after Sassou Nguesso said he wanted a new government to help alleviate economic woes caused by a steep drop in oil prices since 2014. Public debt has shot higher, raising questions over Congo’s ability to meet coupon payments for its $363 million Eurobond.

(Reporting by Christian Elion, Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Alison Williams)
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