Congo Republic

Country Congo Republic
Capital Brazzaville
Continent Africa
Currency Central African CFA franc(XAF)
Languages French, Kongo & Lingala

Brazzaville

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Introduction

Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO, and ushered in a period of ethnic and political unrest. Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003, but the calm is tenuous and refugees continue to present a humanitarian crisis. The Republic of Congo was once one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.

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Congo Republic - Wikipedia
Congo Republic - CIA World Fact Book
Congo Republic - BBC
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Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 76 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 76 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo: Floods - Information Bulletin - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo: Floods - Information Bulletin - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Conserving Congo | UDaily - UDailyConserving Congo | UDaily  UDaily

Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks - UN NewsJoint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks  UN News

Canada announces funding to provide humanitarian assistance to flood-affected people in the Republic of Congo and to fight Ebola and other crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebCanada announces funding to provide humanitarian assistance to flood-affected people in the Republic of Congo and to fight Ebola and other crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Ebola exists. A day at the heart of the epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo - LifeGateEbola exists. A day at the heart of the epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo  LifeGate

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000 - World Health OrganizationDeaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000  World Health Organization

UNFPA collaborates with Phillips to reduce infant mortality in Congo - Medical Device NetworkUNFPA collaborates with Phillips to reduce infant mortality in Congo  Medical Device Network

UNHCR Weekly Emergency Update - Ituri and North Kivu Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 16 - 29 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebUNHCR Weekly Emergency Update - Ituri and North Kivu Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 16 - 29 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo: January crisis update - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebEbola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo: January crisis update - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo 'may amount to crimes against humanity' - UN NewsKillings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo 'may amount to crimes against humanity'  UN News

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 3: 13 - 19 January 2020 Data as reported by: 17:00; 19 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 3: 13 - 19 January 2020 Data as reported by: 17:00; 19 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Cardinal asks President of DR Congo for solutions for North Kivu - Vatican NewsCardinal asks President of DR Congo for solutions for North Kivu  Vatican News

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Health Zone of Sekebanza (As of 20/12/2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo - Health Zone of Sekebanza (As of 20/12/2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Five Takeaways from Democratic Republic of the Congo's IMF Program - International Monetary FundFive Takeaways from Democratic Republic of the Congo's IMF Program  International Monetary Fund

DRC Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 13 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDRC Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 13 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo: Red Cross volunteers attacked during Ebola burial - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDR Congo: Red Cross volunteers attacked during Ebola burial - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Republic of Congo : Floods Flash Update n°2, 27 December 2019 - Congo - ReliefWebRepublic of Congo : Floods Flash Update n°2, 27 December 2019 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Call for Applications: Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund Convening - Pulitzer Center on Crisis ReportingCall for Applications: Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund Convening  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

The President Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Is Confirmed To Attend Mining Indaba 2020 - Africa.comThe President Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Is Confirmed To Attend Mining Indaba 2020  Africa.com

Spain’s ACS Withdraws From Congo’s Giant Inga III Dam - BloombergQuintSpain’s ACS Withdraws From Congo’s Giant Inga III Dam  BloombergQuint

African Champions Algeria Get Favourable Draw in World Cup Qualifiers - The New York TimesAfrican Champions Algeria Get Favourable Draw in World Cup Qualifiers  The New York Times

Pope Francis meets with Congolese president - America MagazinePope Francis meets with Congolese president  America Magazine

Hundreds flee to Uganda to escape ethnic-based violence in DRC - The IndependentHundreds flee to Uganda to escape ethnic-based violence in DRC  The Independent

Impacts of vouchers for households affected by displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebImpacts of vouchers for households affected by displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo boat mishap: 15 dead, others missing - OneindiaDemocratic Republic of Congo boat mishap: 15 dead, others missing  Oneindia

WACS and SAT3 : Gabon, Congo, DRC and Cameroon experience internet disruption due to an incident on the Cameroonian landing point - Business in CameroonWACS and SAT3 : Gabon, Congo, DRC and Cameroon experience internet disruption due to an incident on the Cameroonian landing point  Business in Cameroon

Risking my life to protect Congo's rainforest - BBC NewsRisking my life to protect Congo's rainforest  BBC News

West and Central Africa: 2019 Regional Funding Status as of 20 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWest and Central Africa: 2019 Regional Funding Status as of 20 January 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

WFP Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #16 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWFP Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #16 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

RDC - Cluster Logistique - Catalogue des cartes - décembre 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebRDC - Cluster Logistique - Catalogue des cartes - décembre 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

The Democratic Republic of the Congo seeks to Expand Nuclear Applications, Strengthen its Nuclear Legal Framework, with IAEA Support - International Atomic Energy AgencyThe Democratic Republic of the Congo seeks to Expand Nuclear Applications, Strengthen its Nuclear Legal Framework, with IAEA Support  International Atomic Energy Agency

WFP Democratic Republic of Congo Country Brief, November 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWFP Democratic Republic of Congo Country Brief, November 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Atrocity Alert No. 186: Syria, Iraq and Democratic Republic of the Congo - Syrian Arab Republic - ReliefWebAtrocity Alert No. 186: Syria, Iraq and Democratic Republic of the Congo - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

Congo's Veteran President Set to Run Anew in 2021 - VOA NewsCongo's Veteran President Set to Run Anew in 2021  VOA News

Midterm report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (S/2019/974) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebMidterm report of the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (S/2019/974) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

MMWR Details Discordant Ebola Case Definitions Among DRC and Bordering Countries - Contagionlive.comMMWR Details Discordant Ebola Case Definitions Among DRC and Bordering Countries  Contagionlive.com

IOM Democratic Republic of the Congo Emergency Response - Situation Report #7 (1 - 30 November, 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebIOM Democratic Republic of the Congo Emergency Response - Situation Report #7 (1 - 30 November, 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

A sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebA sustainable Congolese school widens the horizon for young girls - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Yang Jiechi Visits the Republic of Congo and Meets with President Denis Sassou-Nguesso - MFA ChinaYang Jiechi Visits the Republic of Congo and Meets with President Denis Sassou-Nguesso  MFA China

IMF projects 4.0 percent economy growth in Republic of Congo - cgtn.comIMF projects 4.0 percent economy growth in Republic of Congo  cgtn.com

DRC Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 27 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDRC Ebola outbreaks: Crisis update - 27 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Minister Gould concludes visit to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo - Mirage NewsMinister Gould concludes visit to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo  Mirage News

Congo opens Chinese-owned Deziwa copper and cobalt mine - ReutersCongo opens Chinese-owned Deziwa copper and cobalt mine  Reuters

UPDATE 2-Spain's ACS withdraws from Inga 3 hydro project in Congo - Reuters AfricaUPDATE 2-Spain's ACS withdraws from Inga 3 hydro project in Congo  Reuters Africa

UAE humanitarian group pledges $1 million to boost healthcare in Congo - The NationalUAE humanitarian group pledges $1 million to boost healthcare in Congo  The National

DRC: More resources urgently needed to tackle largest measles epidemic in the world - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDRC: More resources urgently needed to tackle largest measles epidemic in the world - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

An Ebola survival miracle | UNICEF - UNICEFAn Ebola survival miracle | UNICEF  UNICEF

Why This Texas City Is Saying Yes to Refugees While the Governor Says No - The New York TimesWhy This Texas City Is Saying Yes to Refugees While the Governor Says No  The New York Times

Congo, one year later - Atlantic CouncilCongo, one year later  Atlantic Council

AAOG in talks with Zenith over Congo-Brazzaville interests - Upstream OnlineAAOG in talks with Zenith over Congo-Brazzaville interests  Upstream Online

Bboxx signs MOU with DRC to provide electricity to 10 million citizens - African ReviewBboxx signs MOU with DRC to provide electricity to 10 million citizens  African Review

UNICEF Burundi Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 - Reporting Period: 01 January to 31 December 2019 - Burundi - ReliefWebUNICEF Burundi Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 - Reporting Period: 01 January to 31 December 2019 - Burundi  ReliefWeb

UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report #50 North Kivu, Ituri and South Kivu - Reporting Period: 09 to 15 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebUNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report #50 North Kivu, Ituri and South Kivu - Reporting Period: 09 to 15 December 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Uganda Cranes draw Rwanda, Kenya in World Cup qualifiers - IndependentUganda Cranes draw Rwanda, Kenya in World Cup qualifiers  Independent

Aubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying as Egypt and Gabon drawn together - Goal.comAubameyang to face Salah in World Cup qualifying as Egypt and Gabon drawn together  Goal.com

Spain's ACS withdraws from Inga 3 hydro project in Congo - Reuters AfricaSpain's ACS withdraws from Inga 3 hydro project in Congo  Reuters Africa

Minister Gould to travel to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo - Mirage NewsMinister Gould to travel to Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo  Mirage News

République Démocratique du Congo Privince du Nord - Kivu : Territoire de Lubero - Masisi - Rutshuru et Walikale - Carte des chantiers routiers et contraintes d'accès (13 janvier 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebRépublique Démocratique du Congo Privince du Nord - Kivu : Territoire de Lubero - Masisi - Rutshuru et Walikale - Carte des chantiers routiers et contraintes d'accès (13 janvier 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Soccer–African draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters AfricaSoccer–African draw for 2022 World Cup qualifying - Agricultural Commodities  Reuters Africa

DR Congo leader brands 'balkanisation project' claims a distraction - The New TimesDR Congo leader brands 'balkanisation project' claims a distraction  The New Times

'Balkanization Can't Succeed'-DRCs Former Prime Minister Tshibala - Taarifa Rwanda'Balkanization Can't Succeed'-DRCs Former Prime Minister Tshibala  Taarifa Rwanda

FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia Paired Against Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic - Liberian Daily ObserverFIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Liberia Paired Against Nigeria, Cape Verde, Central African Republic  Liberian Daily Observer

Bafana not afraid of anyone ahead of World Cup draw | Pretoria News - Independent OnlineBafana not afraid of anyone ahead of World Cup draw | Pretoria News  Independent Online

Warriors to know WC opponents - ChronicleWarriors to know WC opponents  Chronicle

South African military plane crash lands, catches fire in DR Congo - cgtn.comSouth African military plane crash lands, catches fire in DR Congo  cgtn.com

Storm destroys Congo churches - Mennonite World ReviewStorm destroys Congo churches  Mennonite World Review

Democratic Republic of Congo to inaugurate national museum - BBC NewsDemocratic Republic of Congo to inaugurate national museum  BBC News

Gavi at 20 years - Delivering on the promise of immunisation: How far have we come? - World - ReliefWebGavi at 20 years - Delivering on the promise of immunisation: How far have we come? - World  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of The Congo, Republic of Congo: Floods - | DG ECHO Daily Map | 16/12/2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of The Congo, Republic of Congo: Floods - | DG ECHO Daily Map | 16/12/2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Plane crash in Democratic Republic of Congo leaves 26 dead - The GuardianPlane crash in Democratic Republic of Congo leaves 26 dead  The Guardian

WFP Tanzania Country Brief, November 2019 - United Republic of Tanzania - ReliefWebWFP Tanzania Country Brief, November 2019 - United Republic of Tanzania  ReliefWeb

WFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, September 2019 - Congo - ReliefWebWFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, September 2019 - Congo  ReliefWeb

A new book by Karisa Keasey paints the powerful stories of Northwest refugees - Seattle TimesA new book by Karisa Keasey paints the powerful stories of Northwest refugees  Seattle Times

DR Congo anger grows over deadly unrest - Aljazeera.comDR Congo anger grows over deadly unrest  Aljazeera.com

Russia to send military specialists to Congo Republic: Kremlin - ReutersRussia to send military specialists to Congo Republic: Kremlin  Reuters

In Republic of Congo, the 'Light Women' shine for local children - UNICEFIn Republic of Congo, the 'Light Women' shine for local children  UNICEF

Congo Republic oil find could quadruple national output: company - ReutersCongo Republic oil find could quadruple national output: company  Reuters

Senior Chinese official meets Republic of Congo president - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSenior Chinese official meets Republic of Congo president - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

IMF approves Congo Republic bailout after China debt deal - Reuters.comIMF approves Congo Republic bailout after China debt deal  Reuters.com

Democratic Republic of Congo boosts business ties with Japan - EuronewsDemocratic Republic of Congo boosts business ties with Japan  Euronews

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Situation report October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo - Situation report October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Dead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health OrganizationDead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  World Health Organization

WHO Director-General praises bravery of health workers during visit to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following fatal attacks on Ebola responders - World Health OrganizationWHO Director-General praises bravery of health workers during visit to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo following fatal attacks on Ebola responders  World Health Organization

Feature: Democratic Republic of Congo in focus - MINING.comFeature: Democratic Republic of Congo in focus  MINING.com

Democratic Republic of Congo: Government and UN forces must halt wave of killings in Beni - Amnesty InternationalDemocratic Republic of Congo: Government and UN forces must halt wave of killings in Beni  Amnesty International

AfDB discusses with DRC govt on fast development of Inga Site, launch of Inga 3 - DevdiscourseAfDB discusses with DRC govt on fast development of Inga Site, launch of Inga 3  Devdiscourse

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Floods (DG ECHO, UN OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 December 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Floods (DG ECHO, UN OCHA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 December 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

SeedCLIR: Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebSeedCLIR: Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

As measles deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo top 4,000, UNICEF rushes medical kits to health centers and vaccinates thousands more children - UNICEFAs measles deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo top 4,000, UNICEF rushes medical kits to health centers and vaccinates thousands more children  UNICEF

Burundi Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (November 2019) - United Republic of Tanzania - ReliefWebBurundi Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (November 2019) - United Republic of Tanzania  ReliefWeb

Floods in Democratic Republic of Congo claim dozens of lives - TRT WorldFloods in Democratic Republic of Congo claim dozens of lives  TRT World

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Escalating conflict and displacement (DG ECHO, UN, INGOs, media) (ECHO Daily Flash 20 December 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo - Escalating conflict and displacement (DG ECHO, UN, INGOs, media) (ECHO Daily Flash 20 December 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

A Top Leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Political Opposition Returns - The New YorkerA Top Leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Political Opposition Returns  The New Yorker

Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (October 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (October 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Congo Republic ships first iron ore ahead of expected production boom - ReutersCongo Republic ships first iron ore ahead of expected production boom  Reuters

Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo – in pictures - The GuardianEbola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo – in pictures  The Guardian

Reporter's Notebook: Unpunished crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo - FRANCE 24 EnglishReporter's Notebook: Unpunished crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo  FRANCE 24 English

UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo – which she has never visited - The GuardianUK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo – which she has never visited  The Guardian

Congo Republic president's adviser awarded oil licenses at heart of Eni probe - ReutersCongo Republic president's adviser awarded oil licenses at heart of Eni probe  Reuters