COAT OF ARMS
Government: Presidential Republic
Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso
Population: 4,662,446 (2014)
Land Size: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Wed - Jan 17, 2018: Congo Penalty Beats Cameroon in CHAN Match - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[CAF] Junior Makiesse scored from the spot twenty minutes from time to secure Congo a priceless victory over favourites Cameroon in Group D in Agadir on Tuesday.
- Thu - Jan 11, 2018: Soccer - Chan2018 - Angola and Congo Brazzaville to Face Each Other for First Time - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Congo Brazzaville will be playing for the first time in a final stage of the Home-based African Cup of Nations (CHAN), during last round of group D.
- Sun - Dec 31, 2017: Govt Urges Refugees to Return Before Deadline - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[East African] Rwandan government maintains it expects no further extension of the refugee status for Rwandans when the deadline for its cessation elapses on January 1, 2018.
- Wed - Dec 27, 2017: UN Chief Welcomes Ceasefire Between Brazzaville, Reverend Pastor Ntumi - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi.
- Tue - Dec 26, 2017: Republic of Congo Reaches Peace Deal With 'Ninja' Rebels - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
[Deutsche Welle] Rebels waging an insurgency in the Republic of Congo since 2002 are to hand over their weapons under a peace deal. The conflict has killed at least dozens and caused mass displacement.