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: 5,293,010 (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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Lingala
  • Monokutuba
  • Kikongo

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RECENT NEWS

  • Sat - Oct 16, 2021: The Violence of Empire - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [New Frame] The French colony's Congo-Océan railroad, spanning just over 500km, was one of the deadliest construction projects in history, killing tens of thousands of men, women and children. 
  • Fri - Oct 8, 2021: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2021 Article Iv Consultation With the Republic of Congo - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [IMF] Washington, DC: The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with the Republic of Congo on Friday, September 24, 2021.
  • Mon - Oct 4, 2021: New Global Probe Exposes African Leaders' Secret Offshore Wealth - AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -- A number of African leaders have been named by an international consortium of journalists as secretly owning assets overseas which show some of them to be enormously wealthy compared to the citizens of their own countries.