Congo-Brazzaville


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Congo-Brazzaville

, Congo, Republic of Congo
a republic in W Central Africa: formerly the French colony of Middle Congo, part of French Equatorial Africa, it became independent in 1960; consists mostly of equatorial forest, with savanna and extensive swamps; drained chiefly by the Rivers Congo and Ubangi. Official language: French. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: franc. Capital: Brazzaville. Pop.: 3 818 000 (2004 est.). Area: 342 000 sq. km (132 018 sq. miles)
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The recent elections may have helped to calm the troubled Pool Province, so could Congo-Brazzaville be about to embark on a period of economic growth and increased security?
Some progress on the issue was made in 2005 when a forest conservation treaty was signed by the governments of Congo-Brazzaville and DR Congo, as well as Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and Sao Tome and Principe.
The statement said that the agreement, which is subject to regulatory and statutory approvals aims to bring together the strengths of Airtel and Warid in Congo-Brazzaville and benefit customers in the form of affordable tariffs, superior 2G or 3G network, affordable voice and data services and superior customer care.
Strong economic growth has been achieved in Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville in recent years, despite falling or stagnating oil production, as a result of high oil prices.
Proof that the situation has improved was provided by the UN decision to return DR Congolese who had been living in refugee camps in Congo-Brazzaville to the DR Congo province of Equateur.
Only three major diamond producer countries have not signed on - the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The material will be transported in containers to the different food and health aid programs managed by two world-renowned NGOs, Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in several countries such as Somalia, the Central African Republic, Liberia and Congo-Brazzaville.
Francophone oil producers of West and Central Africa such as Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville receive very little attention in the anglophone press yet the continent can draw interesting lessons from two states which are so similar and yet so different.
In every part of 18 of Angola's provinces in addition to neighboring countries Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Congo-Brazzaville the second phase of a vaccination campaign against poliomyelitis will be held from Thursday to Sunday.