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: 5,293,010 (2020)

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 26, 2020: Prolific Elephant Poacher Jailed for 30 Years - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [RFI] Authorities in Republic of the Congo have put a notorious poacher behind bars for 30 years for the attempted murder of park rangers and ivory trafficking, according to a wildlife conservation group.
  • Wed - Aug 26, 2020: Elephant Poacher Sentenced to 30 Years - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [DW] The man, dubbed "the butcher of Nouabale Ndoki" park in the Republic of Congo, is set to spend the next 30 years in prison. The park is a refuge for the region's rare forest elephants and is protected by UNESCO.
  • Thu - Aug 20, 2020: Rwanda is the Largest Exporter of Textiles to DR Congo - Report - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Times] Rwanda is the largest exporter of textiles from the region to the DR Congo but Rwandan SMEs in this line of business ought to explore this business line for expansion and diversification.
  • Wed - Aug 19, 2020: Excessive Fishing Off Coast Threatens Sharks - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [RFI] Overfishing in the Republic of Congo is threatening food security, the livelihoods of local fishermen and putting shark populations in danger, according to a new report published this week by TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring organisation.