Congo

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INFORMATION

Capital: Brazzaville

Government: 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: 4,600,000

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 - Feb 23, 2017: Kigali Seeks Extradition Treaty With Brazzaville - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [East African] Rwanda is taking steps to ratify an extradition treaty with Congo-Brazzaville where some 13 suspected genocide fugitives are residing.
  • Tue - Feb 21, 2017: Liaison Office Opened in Brazzaville to Facilitate Local Businesses - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Times] The Private Sector Federation (PSF) has opened up an office in Congo-Brazzaville that will help local traders exporting goods to that country.
  • Fri - Feb 17, 2017: Yellow Fever Ends After Thousands of Deaths - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [CAJ News] Luanda -THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the end of the yellow fever that has killed over 400 people in the neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak in December 2015, Angola reported a total of 4 306 suspected cases and 376 deaths. DRC reported 2 987 suspected cases and confirmed 16 deaths. The first cases in this outbreak were identified in Viana, Luanda Province, Angola. The outbreak spread to the entire country and to neighbouring country Democratic Republic o
  • Fri - Feb 10, 2017: The New Coup Which Threatens Democracy - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [The Conversation Africa] Conventional wisdom tells us that good political societies are built on the principles of constitutionalism. This entails upholding the rule of law and separation of powers. This is to ensure an even distribution of power where a society is "built on principles of law, not men".