Congo (Republic of Congo)

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INFORMATION

Capital: BrazzavilleGovernment: 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: 4,662,446 (2014)

Land Size: 342,000 sq km (132,047 sq miles)

Major Ethic 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

  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Kenya Wins Bronze at African Championship in Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Nation] Middleweight boxer Elizabeth Akinyi became the first Kenyan to win a medal in the ongoing African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFCB) in Brazzaville, Congo Republic.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Kenyan Pugilists Win Opening Bouts in Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Nation] Three Kenyan pugilists - light welterweight Victor Odhiambo, welterweight Black-Moses Mathenge and light heavyweight Elly Ajowi - won their opening bouts of African Boxing Confederation Championship (AFBC) on Monday night in Congo Brazzaville.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Something is Happening in Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [African Arguments] Amid opposition protests and a month before legislative elections, the internet has gone down, leading to an information blackout.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Two Wins, Two Losses On Day One of African Boxing Championship - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Monitor] Kampala -Welterweight Muzamir 'King Kong' Kakande launched a successful campaign on Wednesday, June 19, 2017 with a 3-0 victory over DR Congo's Tshabu Nzoba at the African Confederation Boxing Championship (AFBC) in Brazzaville, Congo.
  • Mon - Jun 19, 2017: Ruling Party Hosts Congo, Angola Ruling Party Officials - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Times] The RPF Inkontanyi Secretary General Francois Ngarambe, yesterday hosted ruling party officials from the Republic of Congo and Angola.