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
Congo Republic - Timeline - BBC

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Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 28 May 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebEbola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 28 May 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

UNICEF Democratic Republic of the Congo Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 - April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebUNICEF Democratic Republic of the Congo Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4 - April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

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

At least 40 killed in latest DR Congo massacre - Al Jazeera EnglishAt least 40 killed in latest DR Congo massacre  Al Jazeera English

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

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

Chinas top cobalt producer halts buying from Congo miners - Financial TimesChinas top cobalt producer halts buying from Congo miners  Financial Times

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 94 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 94 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Two offshore workers deaths revealed in Congo-Brazzaville - Upstream OnlineTwo offshore workers deaths revealed in Congo-Brazzaville  Upstream Online

Democratic Republic of Congo: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report #7 1-13 May 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Report #7 1-13 May 2020 - Democratic Republic of the 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

DR Congo: Rebels destroy 150 schools, 22 health centers - Anadolu AgencyDR Congo: Rebels destroy 150 schools, 22 health centers  Anadolu Agency

Democratic Republic of Congo Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets: Statistics and Analyses, 1999-2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireDemocratic Republic of Congo Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets: Statistics and Analyses, 1999-2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Republic of Congo begins life after lockdown - Africanews EnglishRepublic of Congo begins life after lockdown  Africanews English

WFP Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #18 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWFP Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #18 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

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

Civil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo call for a complete ceasefire across the country to tackle the coronavirus pandemic - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebCivil society organisations in the Democratic Republic of Congo call for a complete ceasefire across the country to tackle the coronavirus pandemic - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo: Bloody Crackdown on Political Religious Group - Human Rights WatchDR Congo: Bloody Crackdown on Political Religious Group  Human Rights Watch

The Interview - Republic of Congo's President Sassou-Nguesso: 'We've noticed a rise in the Covid-19 epidemic' - FRANCE 24The Interview - Republic of Congo's President Sassou-Nguesso: 'We've noticed a rise in the Covid-19 epidemic'  FRANCE 24

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Security Media Trends - Bulletin 4, April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Security Media Trends - Bulletin 4, April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

CBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Gold Imports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Marketscreener.comCBP Modifies Withhold Release Order on Gold Imports from the Democratic Republic of the Congo  Marketscreener.com

GIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 12-May-2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 12-May-2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR's response to COVID-19 in DRC, 10 March-29 April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR's response to COVID-19 in DRC, 10 March-29 April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Logistics and Security Manager for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - ReliefwebLogistics and Security Manager for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  Reliefweb

Democratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR Update on COVID-19 Response (6 May 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: UNHCR Update on COVID-19 Response (6 May 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

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

Surging violence uproots thousands of people in eastern Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebSurging violence uproots thousands of people in eastern Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Congo-Kinshasa: Republic of Congo - State TV Urged to Reinstate News Anchor Sidelined After Coronavirus Interview - AllAfrica.comCongo-Kinshasa: Republic of Congo - State TV Urged to Reinstate News Anchor Sidelined After Coronavirus Interview  AllAfrica.com

China helps Democratic Republic of Congo fight COVID-19 pandemic | Video - CNAChina helps Democratic Republic of Congo fight COVID-19 pandemic | Video  CNA

Call to graduates during coronavirus: Dont forget how you stayed connected - The Africa ReportCall to graduates during coronavirus: Dont forget how you stayed connected  The Africa Report

Mobile money helps displaced Congolese survive amid coronavirus threat - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebMobile money helps displaced Congolese survive amid coronavirus threat - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

WFP in Democratic Republic of Congo -2019 Key Achievements - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWFP in Democratic Republic of Congo -2019 Key Achievements - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

More provincial action to protect seniors, vulnerable people in long-term-care facilities - The Review NewspaperMore provincial action to protect seniors, vulnerable people in long-term-care facilities  The Review Newspaper

Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption - Al Jazeera EnglishVital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption  Al Jazeera English

Overcrowded DRC prisons 'ticking time-bomb' for COVID-19 pandemic - Al Jazeera EnglishOvercrowded DRC prisons 'ticking time-bomb' for COVID-19 pandemic  Al Jazeera English

DR Congo chief of staff Kamerhe claims innocence in corruption case - cgtn.comDR Congo chief of staff Kamerhe claims innocence in corruption case  cgtn.com

Suspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern Congo - WHTC NewsSuspected Islamist militia kills at least 17 in northeastern Congo  WHTC News

Pakistani peacekeepers rescue 2,000 flood-hit people in Congo - Daily TimesPakistani peacekeepers rescue 2,000 flood-hit people in Congo  Daily Times

Congo receives COVID-Organics donation from Madagascar - Africanews EnglishCongo receives COVID-Organics donation from Madagascar  Africanews English

Brutal killings in DRC's Ituri could be crimes against humanity - UN - RFI EnglishBrutal killings in DRC's Ituri could be crimes against humanity - UN  RFI English

DRC: New water sources for health facilities in Butembo and Katwa - AFRIK 21DRC: New water sources for health facilities in Butembo and Katwa  AFRIK 21

Photo essay: In Congo, from epidemic to pandemic - African ArgumentsPhoto essay: In Congo, from epidemic to pandemic  African Arguments

Pakistan marks Peacekeeping Day - The NationPakistan marks Peacekeeping Day  The Nation

Rwanda, DRC Meet in Rubavu to Discuss Trade, Safety - KT PressRwanda, DRC Meet in Rubavu to Discuss Trade, Safety  KT Press

Africa's 'neglected' snakebite crisis kills tens of thousands a year - National GeographicAfrica's 'neglected' snakebite crisis kills tens of thousands a year  National Geographic

Audio: Listening to elephants to protect Central Africa's tropical forests - Mongabay.comAudio: Listening to elephants to protect Central Africa's tropical forests  Mongabay.com

UN raises alert on war crimes in north-east DR Congo - BusinessGhanaUN raises alert on war crimes in north-east DR Congo  BusinessGhana

China's largest cobalt producer agrees to halt buying from individuals in DRC - Mining MXChina's largest cobalt producer agrees to halt buying from individuals in DRC  Mining MX

COVID-19 Response: IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa Situation Report #1 | February - May 2020 (22 May 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Response: IOM Regional Office for Southern Africa Situation Report #1 | February - May 2020 (22 May 2020) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Why COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping - The Conversation AfricaWhy COVID-19 offers a chance to transform UN peacekeeping  The Conversation Africa

Muyoboke's 'Big' Loss - KT PressMuyoboke's 'Big' Loss  KT Press

Shia News - Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia NewsShia News  Ahlul Bayt News Agency: Providing Shia News

Toronto Raptor Serge Ibaka is bringing COVID-19 relief to the Congo - blogTOToronto Raptor Serge Ibaka is bringing COVID-19 relief to the Congo  blogTO

Rwandan sentenced to life in prison for key role in genocide - The RepublicRwandan sentenced to life in prison for key role in genocide  The Republic

Coronavirus Fails to Halt Conflict in DR Congos Powder-Keg East - The Defense PostCoronavirus Fails to Halt Conflict in DR Congos Powder-Keg East  The Defense Post

40 killed in DRC after rebel group attacks village - IOL40 killed in DRC after rebel group attacks village  IOL

Coronavirus derails Vantage's rigs in Congo - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceCoronavirus derails Vantage's rigs in Congo - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Benjamin Netanyahu talks relations with leaders of DR Congo, Georgia - The Jerusalem PostBenjamin Netanyahu talks relations with leaders of DR Congo, Georgia  The Jerusalem Post

Kenya, Ethiopia, DRC ahead of region in benefits of Agoa treaty - The East AfricanKenya, Ethiopia, DRC ahead of region in benefits of Agoa treaty  The East African

Augustin Bizimana: Genocide architect who cheated justice to the end - Bangkok PostAugustin Bizimana: Genocide architect who cheated justice to the end  Bangkok Post

Southern Africa: DRC, Zambia Seek SADC Intervention On Border Conflict - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouthern Africa: DRC, Zambia Seek SADC Intervention On Border Conflict  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

COVID-19 insight from refugee community leaders Uganda (May 2020) - Uganda - ReliefWebCOVID-19 insight from refugee community leaders Uganda (May 2020) - Uganda  ReliefWeb

WHO, Other Groups Say COVID-19 Restrictions Put Vaccine Programs at Risk - VOA NewsWHO, Other Groups Say COVID-19 Restrictions Put Vaccine Programs at Risk  VOA News

Congo Airways goes Embraer - defenceWebCongo Airways goes Embraer  defenceWeb

Congo-Kinshasa: Beni - Monusco Supports Local Masks-Production Initiatives Against Coronavirus - AllAfrica.comCongo-Kinshasa: Beni - Monusco Supports Local Masks-Production Initiatives Against Coronavirus  AllAfrica.com

DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated - News24DR Congo officials deny virus figures manipulated  News24

COVID 19 Economic and Health Impacts on Regional Food and Nutrition Security - World - ReliefWebCOVID 19 Economic and Health Impacts on Regional Food and Nutrition Security - World  ReliefWeb

Zenith secures deal to wrest control of Tilapia field off Congo-Brazzaville - Upstream OnlineZenith secures deal to wrest control of Tilapia field off Congo-Brazzaville  Upstream Online

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

Congo Republic heads into coronavirus lockdown - Africanews EnglishCongo Republic heads into coronavirus lockdown  Africanews English

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

Democratic Republic of Congo sees 1st coronavirus death - Anadolu AgencyDemocratic Republic of Congo sees 1st coronavirus death  Anadolu Agency

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

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

Congo Republic confirms first coronavirus case: government - ReutersCongo Republic confirms first coronavirus case: government  Reuters

Republic of Congo : Floods Flash Update n1, 10 December 2019 - Congo - ReliefWebRepublic of Congo : Floods Flash Update n1, 10 December 2019 - Congo  ReliefWeb

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

RPT-IMF aid to Congo Republic on hold over Glencore, Trafigura impasse - ReutersRPT-IMF aid to Congo Republic on hold over Glencore, Trafigura impasse  Reuters

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

Plan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon - The GuardianPlan to drain Congo peat bog for oil could release vast amount of carbon  The Guardian

Former Congo president dies of coronavirus in France - Anadolu AgencyFormer Congo president dies of coronavirus in France  Anadolu Agency

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

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

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

Republic of Congo : Technical Assistance Report-National Accounts Mission - International Monetary FundRepublic of Congo : Technical Assistance Report-National Accounts Mission  International Monetary Fund

DR Congo: Respecting Rights Key Amid COVID-19 - Human Rights WatchDR Congo: Respecting Rights Key Amid COVID-19  Human Rights Watch

Congo Republic sees economy shrinking 9% in 2020 - ReutersCongo Republic sees economy shrinking 9% in 2020  Reuters

UNICEF supports the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in continuing immunization in North Kivu during COVID-19 - UNICEFUNICEF supports the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in continuing immunization in North Kivu during COVID-19  UNICEF

Republic of Congo oil drilling threatens environment: Activists - Al Jazeera AmericaRepublic of Congo oil drilling threatens environment: Activists  Al Jazeera America

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case - ReutersDemocratic Republic of Congo confirms first coronavirus case  Reuters

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

DR Congo extends state of emergency amid COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyDR Congo extends state of emergency amid COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

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

World's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo - CNNWorld's worst measles epidemic kills 6,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo  CNN

20 killed in Congo-Brazzaville as lightning triggers electrocution - Africanews English20 killed in Congo-Brazzaville as lightning triggers electrocution  Africanews English

Congo Republic reports first coronavirus case - government statement - The Star OnlineCongo Republic reports first coronavirus case - government statement  The Star Online

Republic of Congo : Floods Flash Update n2, 27 December 2019 - Congo - ReliefWebRepublic of Congo : Floods Flash Update n2, 27 December 2019 - Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo: Security Media Trends, Bulletin 2 April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo: Security Media Trends, Bulletin 2 April 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Republic of Congo reports 1st coronavirus case - The Boston GlobeRepublic of Congo reports 1st coronavirus case  The Boston Globe

DR Congo's 'prophet' leader of Bundu Dia Kongo arrested - BBC NewsDR Congo's 'prophet' leader of Bundu Dia Kongo arrested  BBC News