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: 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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Jun 21, 2018: Razed Villages and Empty Fields Awaits Displaced - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [IRIN] The jungle has edged into fields left untilled. It has crept onto thatched-roof houses turned to ruins; and it has stretched over empty highways once used to transport bananas, beans, cassava from a region long-known as Congo-Brazzaville's breadbasket.
  • Wed - Jun 13, 2018: Feature - Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Focac] Brazaville -For 65-year-old Balossa Yvonne, a Congolese woman who is suffering from cataract for months, a cure for her illness is to receive a surgery.
  • Tue - Jun 5, 2018: 2018 Women AFCON Qualifiers - Lionesses En Route to Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Cameroon Tribune] They will play against the Red Devils of Congo at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat on Wednesday June 6, 2018.
  • Thu - May 31, 2018: KDF Teams Vow to Conquer Africa After Receiving Flag - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Nation] Eight-time national basketball champions Ulinzi Warriors are ready for the inaugural Africa Masculine Military Basketball Championship due for June 11-21 in Congo, Brazzaville.