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: 5,062,021 (2018)

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

  • Sat - Apr 20, 2019: UN Condemns Attack On Ebola Treatment Centre Which Left Doctor Dead, Two Others Injured - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [UN News] The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others.
  • Thu - Apr 18, 2019: Central African Fibre Links Beginning to Fall Into Place With the Soon-to-Be Realised - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Balancing Act] London -What was once Africa's slowest cross-border project is finally beginning to gather some pace. If recent announcements by politicians turn into reality, there could soon be a new fibre link in place to the Central African Republic. Russell Southwood looks at what might be about to happen.
  • Sun - Mar 24, 2019: Warriors Clinch AFCON Qualification - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe senior national football team has booked a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egypt with a 2-0 defeat of Congo-Brazzaville in a Group G final encounter played at a packed National Sports Stadium Sunday afternoon.