Congo (Republic of Congo)

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INFORMATION

Capital: Brazzaville

Government: 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: 5,062,021 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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 31, 2020: Congo's Ex-President Dies of Covid-19 - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Premium Times] The family of a former President of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Yhombi-Opango, has confirmed his death from the Coronavirus disease on Monday, in a Paris hospital.
  • Mon - Mar 30, 2020: Govt Evacuates Stranded NCDC Staff From Congo Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [This Day] The federal government has evacuated stranded staff of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) from Republic of Congo.
  • Mon - Mar 23, 2020: Angola and Congo Delimit Maritime Border in 2022 - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ANGOP] Cabinda -The Interministerial Commission for the Delimitation and Demarcation of the Maritime Border between Angola and Congo (Brazzaville) on Friday established the year 2022 for the definition of the maritime border between the two countries.
  • Thu - Mar 12, 2020: DR Congo to Delay Construction of Link Bridge to Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [East African] Kinshasa,