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

  • Wed - Aug 15, 2018: Congo Brazzaville National Makes Investment Tour - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Dawn] A Pan Africanist from Congo Brazzaville Col. Andre Methode Tchicaya is here in Liberia meeting with authorities of key ministries and agencies to discover how he can fit into Liberia's development climate by bringing in investors.
  • Sun - Aug 5, 2018: Can Ebola Spread to DRC Neighbours? - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [VOA] U.N. officials warn the deadly Ebola virus could be spread by refugees leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province. Officials are urging neighboring countries to increase surveillance at border crossings.