Congo (Republic of Congo)



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Capital: Brazzaville

Government: Presidential Republic

Current President: Denis Sassou Nguesso


  • 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%

  • Christian: 50%
  • Indigenous African Religion: 48%
  • Muslim: 2%


  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo



  • Tue - Apr 20, 2021: Investiture of Congolese President - PM Represents President Paul Biya - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Cameroon Tribune] The investiture ceremony of President Denis Sassou Nguesso took place in Brazzaville, Congo on Friday, April 16, 2021.
  • Tue - Apr 20, 2021: U.S. and the Republic of the Congo Open Skies Air Transport Agreement Enters Into Force - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [State Department] On April 19, the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Congo entered into force.
  • Mon - Apr 19, 2021: Crackdown On Dissent As Economic Crisis Exacerbates Failures in Health System - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [AI London] Authorities in the Republic of Congo have been conducting an alarming crackdown on human rights defenders and activists who have denounced the consequences of the economic crisis and its impact on people's daily life, in particular on access to health, Amnesty International said in a new report published today.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: President Akufo-Addo Attends Swearing-in of President-Elect Sassou Nguesso - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States, left Ghana on Thursday, 15th April 2021, to Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to attend the swearing-in of H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso, President-elect of the Republic of Congo.
  • Fri - Apr 16, 2021: President Weah Arrives in Brazzaville, Congo Ahead of Official Inaugural Ceremony - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [LINA] Monrovia -- The President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has arrived in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo for a two-day visit. Dr. Weah and entourage touched down at the Maya Maya International airport at 1:10 PM local time.