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: 4,954,674 (2017)

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%

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


  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo



  • Wed - Oct 17, 2018: Zimbabwe Nears 2019 Afcon Qualification - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [CAJ News] Harare -Zimbabwe Warriors have collected four crucial points against Democratic of Congo (DRC) following Tuesday's 1-1 draw in a well balanced Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group G encounter at the National Sports Stadium in Harare.
  • Wed - Oct 17, 2018: Warriors Closer to the Dreamland - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe's Warriors might not have reached the Promised Land last night, but they put one foot into the 2019 African Cup of Nations finals after they were left to contend with a share of the spoils with the Democratic Republic of Congo at the National Sports Stadium last night.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Ramaphosa Too Sick to Travel - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa is ill, and has been advised by doctors not to undertake "prolonged" travel, the Presidency says.
  • Mon - Oct 1, 2018: Angola to Attend in Brazzaville Conference On Kongo Kingdom - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The Republic of Angola, through a Culture Ministry delegation, is to participate on 2-3 October in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in a conference on the ancient Kongo Kingdom.
  • Fri - Sep 21, 2018: Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.