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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Congo Mining Exploration, an offshoot of Equatorial Resources, has submitted a mining licence for its Badondo iron ore scheme in northwest Congo-Brazzaville and announced plans to invest $1.
General Charles de Gaulle's office overlooked the rapids that separate Congo-Brazzaville from its neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and its capital, Kinshasa.
The well is situated offshore in Block Marine XI Congo-Brazzaville.
Martin, professor emerita of history at Indiana University, explores the encounter between missionaries and Africa in Congo-Brazzaville from 1883 to the late 1990s by focusing on women's experiences in the Roman Catholic Church.
Two draft agreements designed to combat trade in illegally harvested timber, one concluded by the EU and Congo-Brazzaville, and the other by the EU and Cameroon, were officially approved by the European Parliament, on 20 January.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Congo-Brazzaville has said it is expecting more displaced people to pour in from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
The secretary-general of the International Theatre Institute center for Congo-Brazzaville, Jean Leopold Ngoulou, hopes the festival will continue to grow in international character and is eager to involve American artists and students.
Set in the fictional country of Vietongo, Mabanckou portrays the political turbulence that his native Congo-Brazzaville has perpetually suffered since its nationhood.
Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville both have output of around 300,000 b/d but both are mature producers in that few major discoveries have been made in recent years.
Following the outbreak of civil war in Congo-Brazzaville in 1997, Jack Sigolet, a financier with the French firm Elf Aquitaine, availed himself to President Pascal Lissouba.
To help reduce confusion, the Republic of Congo is usually referred to as Congo-Brazzaville.
One nation is the chronically underdeveloped majority population, with a standard of living similar to that in Congo-Brazzaville.