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The Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) [September 3, 2019]   [open pdf - 480KB]

From the Document: "The Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville (after its capital), is an oil-rich former French colony in central Africa. It has extensive natural resources, but poor governance and civil conflict have long hindered poverty alleviation and development. Heavily reliant on oil exports, the country is struggling to emerge from an economic crisis precipitated by the collapse of global oil prices in 2014. The price shock sent Congo into a deep recession in 2016-2017; it remains in severe debt distress."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11301
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Date:
2019-09-03
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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