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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United States Provides Additional US $6 Million For Conventional Weapons Destruction in The Democratic Republic of The Congo | US Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - U.S. Embassy KinshasaUnited States Provides Additional US $6 Million For Conventional Weapons Destruction in The Democratic Republic of The Congo | US Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  U.S. Embassy Kinshasa

DR Congo: Wanted strongmans crimes supported by army, says HRW - Al Jazeera EnglishDR Congo: Wanted strongmans crimes supported by army, says HRW  Al Jazeera English

At least 19 Killed in clashes in Eastern DR Congo - cgtn.comAt least 19 Killed in clashes in Eastern DR Congo  cgtn.com

Armed fighters free over 1,300 prisoners from DR Congo jail - Al Jazeera EnglishArmed fighters free over 1,300 prisoners from DR Congo jail  Al Jazeera English

WFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, September 2020 - Congo - ReliefWebWFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, September 2020 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Security Alert - US Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | US Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - U.S. Embassy KinshasaSecurity Alert - US Embassy Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo | US Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  U.S. Embassy Kinshasa

More than 50,000 Flee New Armed Attacks in Eastern DR Congo - Voice of AmericaMore than 50,000 Flee New Armed Attacks in Eastern DR Congo  Voice of America

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Ebola Situation Report #34 - October 14, 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Ebola Situation Report #34 - October 14, 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

WHO names independent body to investigate DRC sex abuse claims - Al Jazeera EnglishWHO names independent body to investigate DRC sex abuse claims  Al Jazeera English

DR Congo: Children suffering 'unrelenting violence', UNICEF deeply concerned - UN NewsDR Congo: Children suffering 'unrelenting violence', UNICEF deeply concerned  UN News

Democratic Republic of Congo: Take concrete steps to end impunity - Amnesty InternationalDemocratic Republic of Congo: Take concrete steps to end impunity  Amnesty International

UNICEF statement on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - UNICEFUNICEF statement on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  UNICEF

Congo's sapeurs pass their style on to a new generation - BBC NewsCongo's sapeurs pass their style on to a new generation  BBC News

Central African Republic villagers share what little they have with refugees - UNHCRCentral African Republic villagers share what little they have with refugees  UNHCR

Abortion an 'obstacle race' for women in Democratic Republic of Congo - FRANCE 24 EnglishAbortion an 'obstacle race' for women in Democratic Republic of Congo  FRANCE 24 English

GIEWS Country Brief: The Republic of the Congo 16-October-2020 - Congo - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: The Republic of the Congo 16-October-2020 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Monkeypox Democratic Republic of the Congo Disease outbreak news, 1 October 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebMonkeypox Democratic Republic of the Congo Disease outbreak news, 1 October 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo's fragile detente 'could yet unravel', Security Council warned - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDR Congo's fragile detente 'could yet unravel', Security Council warned - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Thousands flee armed group attacks in eastern DR Congo - UNHCRThousands flee armed group attacks in eastern DR Congo  UNHCR

Congo Republic sees economy recovering to 0.5% growth in 2021 - ReutersCongo Republic sees economy recovering to 0.5% growth in 2021  Reuters

UNHCR DR Congo Factsheet - August 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebUNHCR DR Congo Factsheet - August 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Operational Update, August 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Operational Update, August 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Revised Emergency Appeal - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak Containment Strategy and Red Cross / Red Crescent Response Plan, n MDRCD026, Revision 6 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Revised Emergency Appeal - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak Containment Strategy and Red Cross / Red Crescent Response Plan, n MDRCD026, Revision 6 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (September 30, 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #10, Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 (September 30, 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Congo-Kinshasa: UK Lawmakers Hear More Reports of Aid Worker Sex Abuse in Congo - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsCongo-Kinshasa: UK Lawmakers Hear More Reports of Aid Worker Sex Abuse in Congo  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

How a world-famous Congolese style tradition is changing with the times - CNNHow a world-famous Congolese style tradition is changing with the times  CNN

Democratic Republic of Congo Key Message Update, September 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo Key Message Update, September 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Behind Congos misery - FrontlineBehind Congos misery  Frontline

Republic of Congo: From disclosure to diagnostics - Mining ReviewRepublic of Congo: From disclosure to diagnostics  Mining Review

Fragile hopes of peace in DRCs conflict-scarred Ituri province - Al Jazeera EnglishFragile hopes of peace in DRCs conflict-scarred Ituri province  Al Jazeera English

As COVID-19 increases global food insecurity, less children are receiving nutrition support across conflict-affected states - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebAs COVID-19 increases global food insecurity, less children are receiving nutrition support across conflict-affected states - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DRC protesters demand justice over unprosecuted rapes and murders - The GuardianDRC protesters demand justice over unprosecuted rapes and murders  The Guardian

Republic of Congo: EVD Preparedness - Operation Update Report n 1 (MDRCG017) - Congo - ReliefWebRepublic of Congo: EVD Preparedness - Operation Update Report n 1 (MDRCG017) - Congo  ReliefWeb

Security Manager, Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring Project, Democratic Republic of Congo - ReliefWebSecurity Manager, Central Africa Regional Third-Party Monitoring Project, Democratic Republic of Congo  ReliefWeb

Text of a Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate - Whitehouse.govText of a Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate  Whitehouse.gov

Congo-Brazzaville/Gambia: Scorpions Embrace 1st Training Session Prior to Congo Brazza Ville Friendly Clash - AllAfrica.comCongo-Brazzaville/Gambia: Scorpions Embrace 1st Training Session Prior to Congo Brazza Ville Friendly Clash  AllAfrica.com

No new Ebola cases reported in DR Congo's province: WHO - Anadolu AgencyNo new Ebola cases reported in DR Congo's province: WHO  Anadolu Agency

Rudy Giuliani Faces Another Foreign Lobbying Mess in the Democratic Republic of Congo - The Daily BeastRudy Giuliani Faces Another Foreign Lobbying Mess in the Democratic Republic of Congo  The Daily Beast

Education & child protection challenges in Eastern DRC: Impact of COVID-19, conflict and policy reform: Thematic series on education October 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebEducation & child protection challenges in Eastern DRC: Impact of COVID-19, conflict and policy reform: Thematic series on education October 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

East Congo Mayor Downplays Size of Prison Break by Islamist Militants - Polygraph.infoEast Congo Mayor Downplays Size of Prison Break by Islamist Militants  Polygraph.info

Congo: What to do? Will it ever be stable? and other questions answered - The Voice OnlineCongo: What to do? Will it ever be stable? and other questions answered  The Voice Online

Ukrainian peacekeepers return from Congo - Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsUkrainian peacekeepers return from Congo  Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Swears in New Judges Amid Political Controversy - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsCongo-Kinshasa: DRC Swears in New Judges Amid Political Controversy  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Rpublique dmocratique du Congo : Rfugis et demandeurs d'asile en RDC (Statistiques au 30 septembre 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebRpublique dmocratique du Congo : Rfugis et demandeurs d'asile en RDC (Statistiques au 30 septembre 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Congo Brazzaville: Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO launched a web TV for education - medafricatimes.comCongo Brazzaville: Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO launched a web TV for education  medafricatimes.com

Gambia/Congo-Brazzaville: Gambia to Lock Horns With Congo Brazza Ville in Int'l Friendly Today - AllAfrica.comGambia/Congo-Brazzaville: Gambia to Lock Horns With Congo Brazza Ville in Int'l Friendly Today  AllAfrica.com

CONGO: Mac Services BDS to train 12,000 young people in solar energy jobs - AFRIK 21CONGO: Mac Services BDS to train 12,000 young people in solar energy jobs  AFRIK 21

DR Congo's latest Ebola outbreak 'under control' - CGTNDR Congo's latest Ebola outbreak 'under control'  CGTN

Loncor Resources hoping to add ounces to resource at Imbo project with new drilling program in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Proactive Investors USA & CanadaLoncor Resources hoping to add ounces to resource at Imbo project with new drilling program in the Democratic Republic of Congo  Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Ugandan Company To Construct Drc Roads - New VisionUgandan Company To Construct Drc Roads  New Vision

African friendly results: Morocco dispatch Senegal, Tunisia thump Sudan - Goal.comAfrican friendly results: Morocco dispatch Senegal, Tunisia thump Sudan  Goal.com

Saturday 24 October 2020 - The Monocle Minute - MonocleSaturday 24 October 2020 - The Monocle Minute  Monocle

Gambia/Congo-Brazzaville: Gambian Players Set for Congo Brazza Ville Friendly - Says Gff Sg - AllAfrica.comGambia/Congo-Brazzaville: Gambian Players Set for Congo Brazza Ville Friendly - Says Gff Sg  AllAfrica.com

UN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 45: Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  GOV.UK

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 34 (21 October 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Top in ID: COVID-19 mortality in DRC, Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial - HealioTop in ID: COVID-19 mortality in DRC, Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial  Healio

Groundbreaking for House of Worship celebrated across DRC | BWNS - Baha'i World News ServiceGroundbreaking for House of Worship celebrated across DRC | BWNS  Baha'i World News Service

COVID-19 emergency response - Africa Region situation report #13, 22 October, 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebCOVID-19 emergency response - Africa Region situation report #13, 22 October, 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

19 killed in Congo violence The Manila Times - The Manila Times19 killed in Congo violence The Manila Times  The Manila Times

AVZ Minerals in talks with DRC to create special economic zone for lithium-tin project - Small CapsAVZ Minerals in talks with DRC to create special economic zone for lithium-tin project  Small Caps

UK lawmakers hear more reports of aid worker sex abuse in Congo - DevdiscourseUK lawmakers hear more reports of aid worker sex abuse in Congo  Devdiscourse

Congo Leader Boosts Influence With New Constitutional Court Judges - U.S. News & World ReportCongo Leader Boosts Influence With New Constitutional Court Judges  U.S. News & World Report

Uganda, DR Congo Decide to Make Roads, Not War - AllAfrica.comUganda, DR Congo Decide to Make Roads, Not War  AllAfrica.com

At least 10 people killed, 1 injured in armed attack in DR Congo - DevdiscourseAt least 10 people killed, 1 injured in armed attack in DR Congo  Devdiscourse

Congo signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency - Emergency-LiveCongo signed the Treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency  Emergency-Live

Merck Foundation Appoints the First Lady of Burundi as the Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother - THE WEEKMerck Foundation Appoints the First Lady of Burundi as the Ambassador of Merck More Than a Mother  THE WEEK

Angola: Covid-19 - Over 600 People Stranded in Cabinda Leave for DRC - AllAfrica.comAngola: Covid-19 - Over 600 People Stranded in Cabinda Leave for DRC  AllAfrica.com

Rapid Review of Evaluative Literature: A few lessons from responding to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebRapid Review of Evaluative Literature: A few lessons from responding to the Ebola Crisis in West Africa - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

New Americans praise Trump at Nashua event - Manchester Ink LinkNew Americans praise Trump at Nashua event  Manchester Ink Link

COVID-19 Emergency Response: Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, 15 October 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Emergency Response: Regional Bureau for Southern Africa, 15 October 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

- Abortion rights around the world - Macau Business- Abortion rights around the world  Macau Business

Fitch Affirms the Republic of Congo at 'CCC' - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms the Republic of Congo at 'CCC'  Fitch Ratings

Angola: Covid-19 - 92 DRC Citizens Arrested Over Border Violation - AllAfrica.comAngola: Covid-19 - 92 DRC Citizens Arrested Over Border Violation  AllAfrica.com

Exclusive: Congo Republic seeks debt deal with Glencore, Trafigura before IMF review - ReutersExclusive: Congo Republic seeks debt deal with Glencore, Trafigura before IMF review  Reuters

IN BRIEF: Papillon Interim Loss Narrows As It Progresses Acquisitions - MorningstarIN BRIEF: Papillon Interim Loss Narrows As It Progresses Acquisitions  Morningstar

New COVID-19 rapid tests a game changer for Africa - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverNew COVID-19 rapid tests a game changer for Africa  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

DRC: Felix Tshisekedi will address the Nation today, political tension still high - Medafrica TimesDRC: Felix Tshisekedi will address the Nation today, political tension still high  Medafrica Times

Congo Republic Jails Man Accused of Killing 500 Elephants - BloombergQuintCongo Republic Jails Man Accused of Killing 500 Elephants  BloombergQuint

Migrants in Bosnia allege maltreatment by Croatia - Republic World - Republic WorldMigrants in Bosnia allege maltreatment by Croatia - Republic World  Republic World

New Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health OrganizationNew Ebola case confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  World Health Organization

WFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, April 2020 - Congo - ReliefWebWFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, April 2020 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Despite public outcry, many Cameroonians and Congolese deported on a flight - The San Diego Union-TribuneDespite public outcry, many Cameroonians and Congolese deported on a flight  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Trump Administration Plans To Impose Major Restrictions On Student Visas - caribbeannationalweekly.comTrump Administration Plans To Impose Major Restrictions On Student Visas  caribbeannationalweekly.com

Kore Potash starts drilling at DX Project - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyKore Potash starts drilling at DX Project  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Congo Republic extends coronavirus lockdown - Africanews EnglishCongo Republic extends coronavirus lockdown  Africanews English

Justice at Risk in Democratic Republic of Congo - Human Rights WatchJustice at Risk in Democratic Republic of Congo  Human Rights Watch

What is behind the turmoil in Democratic Republic of the Congo? - Aljazeera.comWhat is behind the turmoil in Democratic Republic of the Congo?  Aljazeera.com

Approves US$363.27 Million Disbursement to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundApproves US$363.27 Million Disbursement to the Democratic Republic of Congo to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Republic of Congo officials eager to learn more about TCM: expert - Global TimesRepublic of Congo officials eager to learn more about TCM: expert  Global Times

Democratic Republic of the Congo Food Security Alert - COVID-19 impacts amid prolonged conflict drive unprecedented assistance needs (August 18, 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo Food Security Alert - COVID-19 impacts amid prolonged conflict drive unprecedented assistance needs (August 18, 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Population Movement Plan of Action Final Report n MDRCD027 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Population Movement Plan of Action Final Report n MDRCD027 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at risk from killer measles, cholera epidemics - UNICEFChildren in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at risk from killer measles, cholera epidemics  UNICEF

10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over; vigilance against flare-ups and support for survivors must continue - World Health Organization10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared over; vigilance against flare-ups and support for survivors must continue  World Health Organization

Lesbos: A mental health crisis beneath the surface - InfoMigrantsLesbos: A mental health crisis beneath the surface  InfoMigrants

GLACY+: Initial scoping mission in Congo - Brazzaville - Council of EuropeGLACY+: Initial scoping mission in Congo - Brazzaville  Council of Europe

Ebola resurfaces in quateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo - UNICEFEbola resurfaces in quateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo  UNICEF

WFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, May 2020 - Congo - ReliefWebWFP Republic of Congo Country Brief, May 2020 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Republic of Congo: Population Movement in Yumbi - Final Report DREF n MDRCG016 - Congo - ReliefWebRepublic of Congo: Population Movement in Yumbi - Final Report DREF n MDRCG016 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo - International Monetary FundDemocratic Republic of the Congo : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo  International Monetary Fund