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

  • Fri - Jun 7, 2019: João Lourenço Receives President Nguesso's Envoy - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Thursday received in an audience, in Luanda, the special envoy of his Congolese counterpart, Dennis Sassou Nguesso, with whom he analysed matters of common interest
  • Mon - Jun 3, 2019: Central African Crisis Highlights Challenges to Peacebuilding - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ISS] The complexity of the relationship between the AU and regional organisations is evident in the handling of the crisis in the Central African Republic.
  • Fri - May 17, 2019: Nature Conservation Projects Marred By Human Rights Violations - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Deutsche Welle] Arrests, torture, murder: Is there a link between environmental protection organization WWF and brutal action taken by park rangers in Africa against civilians? Payments by Germany and the EU are also being scrutinized.
  • Thu - May 16, 2019: UK Charity Rebuffs Report of Ties to President Sassou N'Guesso - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Deutsche Welle] A new report has investigated the UK-registered Brazzaville Foundation and raised questions over its role in the oil-rich Republic of Congo, especially in connection with President Denis Sassou N'Guesso.