The Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo-Brazzaville) is located in central Africa and shares a border with Gabon, Cameroon, CAR, DR Congo and the Cabinda Province. Civil wars and unrest have plagued the country, which has caused the displacement of 81,000 people. It is a highly urbanised nation with the majority of the population living in the 2 largest cities, Brazzaville and Pointe-Noir.
The Republic of Congo is endowed with vast hydrocarbon reserves and significant mining resources.
President: Denis Sassou Nguesso
Population: 5 million
Religion: Christianity, Indigenous beliefs
Languages: French, Indigenous languages
Under Vision 2025, The Republic of Congo aims to become an emerging country by 2025. It aims to do this through: