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 - Aug 13, 2019: Congo May Join Nigeria As Africa's Largest Oil Producers - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Daily Trust] Republic of Congo could produce nearly 1 million barrels of crude per day following a new oil discovery in the country, a company involved told Reuters on Monday.
  • Thu - Aug 8, 2019: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President's Family - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president's son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.
  • Mon - Aug 5, 2019: Cameroon-Congo Joint Project - Construction of Chollet Hep Dam Imminent - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Cameroon Tribune] The examination and adoption of different terms of references of the 600-megawatt dam over the River Dja will pave the way for international call for tender and environmental impact assessment.