President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who has been in power for most of the past 40 years, is seeking a fourth term.
But as Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from the capital, Brazzaville, rights activists say there is no space for a democratic process, as killings, torture, and arrests remain a constant threat for government critics.
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