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

  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: Congo Telecom Plans to Make Major Bandwidth Increases for Its FTTH Customers but to Hold to the Same Prices - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Balancing Act] London -Despite some economic difficulties caused by falling oil prices, Congo-Brazzaville has been taking some significant digital steps forward. The incumbent telco Congo Telecom has ambitious plans to upgrade broadband delivery. Russell Southwood spoke to Renylle Akouala, Multimedia, Wholesale and Enterprise Solutions, Congo Telecom at AfricaCom 2019.
  • Fri - Nov 22, 2019: DR Congo Bid to Join EAC to Be Examined At Next EAC Summit - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Times] Neighbouring DR Congo's interest in joining the East African Community (EAC) will be discussed by regional leaders when they convene for their next Ordinary Summit early next year, the EAC Secretariat confirms.