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Republic of the Congo

This region was annexed by the French in the 1880's when two kingdoms (Teke and Loango) were incorporated into the Moyen Congo (Middle Congo), part of French Equatorial Africa. Independence was achieved on 15 August 1960. Find out more about the Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville) with these resources…

Background Notes: Republic of the Congo
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on the Republic of the Congo. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.

Republic of the Congo History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of the Republic of the Congo’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.

Republic of the Congo - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of the Republic of the Congo. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Congo’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.

Timeline for the Republic of the Congo from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of the Republic of the Congo given by year (and for more recent events by month also).

CIA World Fact Book: Republic of the Congo
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.

Republic of the Congo's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of the Republic of the Congo's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.

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