Congo (Republic of Congo)

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INFORMATION

Capital: Brazzaville

Government: 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: 5,293,010 (2020)

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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Nov 20, 2020: Govt Suspends the Importation, Sale of Johnson's Baby Powder - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [allAfrica] Sold on shelves in the Republic of Congo, American brand Johnson & Johnson could contain potentially carcinogenic substances. After several weeks of consultation with civil society, the Ministry of Commerce has decided to suspend the importation and marketing of this powder in the country.
  • Fri - Oct 30, 2020: Brazzaville - PM Dion Ngute Meets Cameroonian Community - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Cameroon Tribune] He represented President Paul Biya in an international colloquium that took place in the Congolese capital on October 28 and 29, 2020.