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

  • Wed - Apr 26, 2017: UN Releases Funding for Response to those Fleeing Kasai - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [UN News] The United Nations migration agency released emergency funding in the amount of $100,000 to kick-start relief operations in Angola for the 1.1 million Congolese displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) south-central Kasai region.
  • Tue - Apr 25, 2017: Fans Set to Mark Papa Wemba's Anniversary - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Nation] It is one year since Congolese crooner Papa Wemba collapsed and and died while performing in Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire. Several events are planned in Kinshasa, Congo DR to mark the occasion.
  • Tue - Apr 4, 2017: Rwanda-Congo Brazzaville Discuss Refugee Repatriation - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Times] Rwanda and the Republic of Congo are looking into ways to trigger mass voluntary repatriation of Rwandan refugees as the deadline for the implementation of the cessation clause draws nearer.
  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Congolese President Starts State Visit to Algeria - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Focac] Algiers -Congolese President Denis Sassou N'Guesso on Monday arrived in Algeria as part of a four-day visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika to boost bilateral relations.