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Republic of the Congo

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The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo; Kongo: Repubilika ya Kongo; Lingala: Republiki ya Kongó), also known as Congo-Brazzaville, Little Congo, or simply the Congo, is a state in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire), the Angolan exclave province of Cabinda, and the Gulf of Guinea.

The region was dominated by Bantu tribes, who built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. The republic is a former French colony.[1] Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. The People's Republic of the Congo was a Marxist-Leninist single-party state from 1970 to 1991. Multiparty elections have been held since 1992, although a democratically elected government was ousted in the 1997 Republic of the Congo Civil War.


  1. ^ "CIA – The World Factbook – Congo, Republic of the". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2008-12-26.

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Pointe-Noire is the second largest city in the Republic of the Congo, and an autonomous Department since 2004. Before this date it was the capital of the Kouilou region (now department). It is the main commercial centre of the country and has a population of 715,334 (2007)[1]. It is situated on a headland between Pointe-Noire Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

The city's climate is hot and humid. September and October experience somewhat less rainfall than other months.

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Lassy Mbouity better known under his pen name Lassy Bouity, (born 15 October 1988) in Brazzaville, is a Congolese writer. He participated in several renowned events, such as the Prix du livre politique, organized since 1991 by association Lire la société at the National Assembly, and is better known for being successively from 2007 to 2009, Secretary General of the Congolese Federation of Students in West Africa (Secrétaire général de l'Association des élèves et étudiants Congolais en Afrique de l'Ouest in french). During the 2016 presidential elections, Mbouity supported the current president Denis Sassou Nguesso by writing a book about the new government project of the Republic of Congo.

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