COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso
Population: 5,062,021 (2018)
Land Size: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Aug 13, 2019: Congo May Join Nigeria As Africa's Largest Oil Producers - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[Daily Trust] Republic of Congo could produce nearly 1 million barrels of crude per day following a new oil discovery in the country, a company involved told Reuters on Monday.
- Thu - Aug 8, 2019: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President's Family - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.
- Mon - Aug 5, 2019: Cameroon-Congo Joint Project - Construction of Chollet Hep Dam Imminent - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[Cameroon Tribune] The examination and adoption of different terms of references of the 600-megawatt dam over the River Dja will pave the way for international call for tender and environmental impact assessment.