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: 5,293,010 (2020)

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

  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Cameroon-Congo - Priority to Tackling Coronavirus - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Cameroon Tribune] President Paul Biya on July 2, 2020 had discussions with envoy of his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso.
  • Tue - Jun 30, 2020: Community Forestry Can Work, but Plans in the Democratic Republic of Congo Show What's Missing - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [The Conversation Africa] The Congo river basin spans six central African countries: Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo. It is known as "Africa's lung" because it hosts the world's second largest tropical forest. It covers an area of around 3 million square kilometres - almost the size of India.
  • Mon - Jun 15, 2020: On the Frontlines of Congo's COVID-19 Battle - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [WHO] Brazzaville -- When Dr Regis Ondze arrives at work each morning at the Albert Leyono Municipal Clinic, a low-slung beige building with ornate white balustrades near the banks of the Congo River, he finds himself on the frontlines of his country's fight against COVID-19.
  • Fri - Jun 5, 2020: Angola Chairs ECCAS Commission - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ANGOP] Luanda -- The Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) approved Thursday, by consensus, the candidate of Angola for the position of president of the organ's Commission, Gilberto Veríssimo, as part of the ongoing reform process.