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Congo

  1. 1. CONGO
  2. 2. The capital of Congo is Brazzville.The official language is French.The Population is 4,243,929 as for July 2011.The nationality is Congolese. The religion is Christian , Animist and Muslim..
  3. 3. The president of Congo is Denis Sassou Nguesso.
  4. 4. The Republic of Congo is located in WesternAfrica and is bordered by Angola, Gabon andCameroon.It has rivers like Congo River, Ruzizi River,Sankuru River and lots more.
  5. 5.  Poverty has risen in the Republic of Congo since the 1980’s. Most of the country’s poor people, which is 64.8 per cent, live in rural areas and women are hit the most in poverty because almost a third of new born children suffered from malnutrition. Access to water is also poor in rural areas where only 11 per cent of people can get water. Unemployment is still growing because over 50 of people are out of work.Young people and vulnerable groups are particularly hit.
  6. 6.  Transportation has always been difficult in the poor parts of Congo. Approximately two-thirds of the country refers to water transports because the distance between the places are vast. Roads were ruined a long time ago in Congo and there is no money to rebuild them.Almost a third of the population were displaced.
  7. 7. Health Problems !Hiv and Aids affects 5.3 per cent ofthe population, but affects the 15-49year age the most.An estimated number of about 90,000adults and children were living withHIV/AIDS at the end of 2003.The government supports these withthose illness issues and help them outas much as possible.
  8. 8. RATESBirth rate, crude (per 34.51,000 people) (2008)Death rate, crude (per 12.91,000 people) (2008)
  9. 9. “Our village was completelyburned to the ground,” saysMalima Dominique. “We allran into the forest to hidewhen we heard the guns andthe shooting. We only had theclothes on our back. Thechildren were scared andhungry and the elders wereexhausted. We stayed hiddenin the forest until it was quietagain, but when a few of usreturned to Nko, we foundthat it had been completelyburned to the ground – all ourhouses and even the villageschool. We have losteverything we had”. CONFLICTS IN THE COUNTRY

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