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New on African History — Resources on the Republic of Congo

By January 28, 2013

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Map showing position of the Repulic of Congo in AfricaNew for the Republic of Congo
The region was first inhabited by Bantu speaking peoples in the 15th century. When the French annexed the area in the 1880's, the two kingdoms of Teke and Loango were incorporated into the Middle Congo which formed part of French Equatorial Africa. Independence was achieved in 1960.

Timeline for the Republic of Congo
Part 1: From Prehistory to Membership of La Communauté (1946)
Part 2: From Membership of La Communauté (1946) to President Denis Sassou-Nguesso (14 August 1979)
Part 3: From President Denis Sassou-Nguesso (14 August 1979) to the 1999 Ceasefire
Part 4: From the 1999 Ceasefire to Present Day

History Resources for the Republic of Congo
Leaders of the Republic of Congo Since Independence

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