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

  • Mon - Jul 17, 2017: Opposition Cries Foul As Congo Votes - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Al Jazeera] Voters in the Republic of Congo go to the polls on Sunday in legislative elections, the first since violence-marred presidential polls last year which returned Denis Sassou Nguesso to power.
  • Mon - Jul 3, 2017: Rwanda, Congo Sign Finance Cooperation Deal - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Times] Rwanda and Congo Brazzaville yesterday signed an agreement establishing a framework under which the two countries can cooperate in various areas of interest.
  • Mon - Jun 26, 2017: President's Daughter Charged With Corruption in France - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [RFI] Investigators have widened a corruption probe into the French assets of three African ruling families, charging the daughter and son-in-law of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso.