Congo (Republic of Congo)



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Capital: Brazzaville

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso


  • 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%

  • Christian: 50%
  • Indigenous African Religion: 48%
  • Muslim: 2%


  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo



  • Wed - Jan 17, 2018: Congo Penalty Beats Cameroon in CHAN Match - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [CAF] Junior Makiesse scored from the spot twenty minutes from time to secure Congo a priceless victory over favourites Cameroon in Group D in Agadir on Tuesday.
  • Thu - Jan 11, 2018: Soccer - Chan2018 - Angola and Congo Brazzaville to Face Each Other for First Time - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Congo Brazzaville will be playing for the first time in a final stage of the Home-based African Cup of Nations (CHAN), during last round of group D.
  • Sun - Dec 31, 2017: Govt Urges Refugees to Return Before Deadline - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [East African] Rwandan government maintains it expects no further extension of the refugee status for Rwandans when the deadline for its cessation elapses on January 1, 2018.
  • Wed - Dec 27, 2017: UN Chief Welcomes Ceasefire Between Brazzaville, Reverend Pastor Ntumi - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi.
  • Tue - Dec 26, 2017: Republic of Congo Reaches Peace Deal With 'Ninja' Rebels - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Deutsche Welle] Rebels waging an insurgency in the Republic of Congo since 2002 are to hand over their weapons under a peace deal. The conflict has killed at least dozens and caused mass displacement.