Congolese workers
West Africa

History of Republic of Congo

The area that is today the Republic of Congo was originally populated by a hunter and sanctuary community. Around 2000 years ago, Bantu- speaking peoples migrated to the area, bringing with them an Iron Age culture. Over time, this culture became more centralized and small kingdoms gradually became large. About 1000 years ago, the Kingdom […]

West Africa

Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, is a republic on the west coast of Africa on the Atlantic Ocean that extends into the central parts of the continent. The southern border follows the Congo River, on the other bank lies the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the west and north, the Republic of […]

Republic of the Congo
West Africa

Literature of the Republic of Congo Part II

Female writers Many women writers have been featured in the Republic of Congo. However, most of them have a little extensive writing. One of the main reasons for this is probably the view of the woman who has characterized the sub-Saharan countries: Many believe that women’s tasks are primarily related to family life, and therefore […]

The geography of the Republic of Congo
West Africa

Geography of the Republic of Congo

Within the narrow coastal plain of the Republic of Congo, which does not exceed 90 meters above sea level, a number of parallel steep ridges, the MayoumbĂ© mountains, rise with a height ranging from 500 to 800 meters. Northeast of these mountains lies the Niari basin, which is the country’s best agricultural region, around the […]

Patrice Lumumba
West Africa

Literature of the Republic of Congo Part I

In the 20th century, the Republic of Congo has been one of the countries of French-speaking Africa with the richest literary life. This is despite the fact that the country has a significantly smaller population than neighboring Congo-Kinshasa or the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). Only a relatively small proportion of the population is […]

Republic of Congo Arts and Literature
North Africa

Republic of the Congo Arts and Literature

Literature The great emphasis placed on schooling in the independent Congo has undoubtedly contributed to a remarkably vital and dynamic French-language literature, which gained momentum during the 1960’s. The prose’s representatives, not least Henri Lopes and Guy Menga, have often portrayed the problems and conflicts of the new African society. Menga has also played a […]

Republic of the Congo Landmarks
North Africa

Republic of the Congo Sightseeing Places

Visa requirements of the Republic of the Congo Passport: is generally required for travel to the Republic of the Congo, the passport must be valid beyond the stay or visa. Visa: Generally required with a few Central African exceptions (Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Central African Republic and Cameroon). Transit: Transit travelers who fly on with […]