COAT OF ARMS
|Capital: BrazzavilleGovernment: Presidential Republic
Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso
Population: 4,662,446 (2014)
Land Size: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Thu - Sep 21, 2017: UN Must Lead Global Battle Against Counterfeit Medicines, Congo Tells General Assembly - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[UN News] The Republic of Congo today called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable.
- Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Calls for Republic of the Congo President to Free Jailed Talassa Editor - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[CPJ] President Denis Sassou Nguesso
- Mon - Sep 11, 2017: President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma arrives in Brazzaville, Congo to attend the AU High-Level Committee on Libya.
- Sun - Sep 10, 2017: How Ivory Fell Into the Hands of Organized Criminal Syndicates - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[IPS] Cambridge -"Ivory is like a drug and you have to be careful with it. If you are serious and desire it, you can get all you want, but you have to be patient and act very carefully," a Cameroonian man selling ivory items from a network of shops across Central Africa, told TRAFFIC investigators in 2014.
- Wed - Sep 6, 2017: M23 Rebels Still a Big Problem for Uganda, Says Kuteesa - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[Monitor] M23 rebels who once waged an armed struggle against the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) before signing a peace agreement, still pose a big challenge to Uganda, Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Sam Kuteesa has said.