Congo (Republic of Congo)

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INFORMATION

Capital: BrazzavilleGovernment: Presidential Republic

Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso

Economy:

  • Mixture of subsistence agriculture, an industrial sector based largely on oil and support services, and government spending.
  • Oil is a mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenues and exports.

Population: 4,662,446 (2014)

Land Size: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Kongo: 48%
  • Sangha: 20%
  • M’Bochi: 12%
  • Teke: 17%
  • Europeans and other: 3%
Religions:

  • Christian: 50%
  • Indigenous African Religion: 48%
  • Muslim: 2%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo

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RECENT NEWS

  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Congolese President Starts State Visit to Algeria - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Focac] Algiers -Congolese President Denis Sassou N'Guesso on Monday arrived in Algeria as part of a four-day visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika to boost bilateral relations.
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Algeria-Congo - Will to Give New Boost to Bilateral Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Congo expressed Saturday, in Algiers, their will to "give a new boost" to their bilateral cooperation, in the favour of the holding of the 7th session of the High Joint Commission
  • Sat - Mar 25, 2017: Lamamra receives Congolese counterpart - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra received Saturday in Algiers Congo's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nationals Abroad Jean-Claude Gakosso.
  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: 7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission to be held Saturday, Sunday in Algiers - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The 7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission will be held on Saturday and Sunday, in Algiers, under the co-chairmanship of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Abroad Jean Claude Gakosso, said Friday Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: ICC Hands Ex-DRC Warlord One Year Jail Term for Bribing Witnesses - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [East African] Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has been sentenced to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros ($32,000) for bribing witnesses.