; In a series of bilateral diplomatic agreements, France was given , to be constituted as the Congo Free State
-congo-pygmies-slavery-human-rights title Pygmies in the Congo treated like "pets": report publisher globalpost.com accessdate November 13, 2011 date July 13, 2014
20,000 people, lying on the Oubangui River. It is home to an airport and is linked by river barge to Brazzaville and to Bangui. It is the administrative centre of Impfondo District and the Likouala Region. '''Ouesso''' is a town in the northern Republic of the Congo, lying on the Sangha River and surrounded by rainforest. It is linked by ferry with Brazzaville and is known for the pygmy people who live nearby. It is the capital of the Sangha Region. '''Owando''' is a town in the central Republic of the Congo, lying on the Kouyou River. It is the capital (capital city) of Cuvette Department and an autonomous commune. It is home to a market and has an airport. '''Dolisie''', known as '''Loubomo''' before 1991, is a city in the western province of Niari in the Republic of the Congo. It is the country's third largest city, and an important commercial centre. The city lies on the eastern edge of the coastal rainforest, and has a population of 106,300 (2005 census). '''Madingo-Kayes''' is a town lying at the mouth of the Kouilou River on the Atlantic Ocean of the Republic of the Congo. It lies on the edge of the coastal rainforest. '''Makoua''' is a town in the Republic of the Congo, lying at the southern edge of the rainforest, north of Owando. It is home to an airport.
lies on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is called "Africa in miniature" for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas. The highest point is Mount Cameroon in the southwest, and the largest cities are Douala, Yaoundé, and Garoua. Cameroon is home to over 200 different linguistic groups. The country is well known for its native styles
~theSitePK:349199,00.html Republic of Congo World Bank The country also has large untapped mineral (Mining in the Republic of Congo) wealth. In the early 1980s, rapidly rising oil revenues enabled the government to finance large-scale development projects with GDP growth averaging 5% annually, one of the highest rates in Africa. The government has mortgaged a substantial portion of its petroleum earnings, contributing to a shortage of revenues. The January 12, 1994 devaluation of Franc Zone (CFA franc) currencies by 50% resulted in inflation of 46% in 1994, but inflation has subsided since.
with the Asian Games and Pan American Games. In July 1965, the first games (1965 All-Africa Games) were held in Brazzaville, Congo (Republic of the Congo), now called the All-Africa Games. From 30 countries, around 2,500 athletes competed. Egypt topped the medal count for the first Games. Influence After hearing about the Pan-African Games whilst on a business trip to Congo (Republic of the Congo), Soviet Union (Soviet)-Armenian (Armenia) diplomat Ashot Melik-Shahnazaryan
forest primary , and secondary forests and lowland swamps in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo (Republic of the Congo), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. It is the gorilla usually found in zoos.
and less on patronage to maintain his dictatorship. Pascal Lissouba, who became Congo's first elected president (1992–1997) during the period of multi-party democracy, attempted to implement economic reforms with IMF backing to liberalise the economy. In June 1996 the IMF approved a three-year Special drawing
accessdate January 11, 2010 Petroleum exploration began in 1954 by the Cabinda Gulf Oil Company, when the territory was under Portuguese rule (Portuguese West Africa). Cabinda, Angola, ICE Case Studies Number 129, 2004 by Alan Neff Cabinda also produces hardwoods, coffee, cacao (Cocoa bean), rubber, and palm oil products, however, petroleum production accounts for most of Cabinda's domestic product
The '''Republic of the Congo''' ( ), also known as '''Congo Republic''' http: topics.nytimes.com top news international countriesandterritories congo New York Times or '''Congo-Brazzaville''', is a country (Sovereign state) located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda (Cabinda Province).
The region was dominated by Bantu (Bantu peoples)-speaking tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. Congo-Brazzaville was formerly part of the French (France) colony of Equatorial Africa (French Equatorial Africa). Upon independence in 1960, the former colony of French Congo became the Republic of the Congo. The People's Republic of the Congo was a Marxist–Leninist single-party state from 1970 to 1991. Multi-party elections have been held since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War.