Republic of the Congo 2006
Congo. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Republic of Congo include Independence Day (August 15) and New Year (January 1). President Denis Sassou-Nguesso was appointed President of the African Union (AU) in January. The organization’s annual meeting was held in Khartoum, Sudan, and according to tradition, the Sudanese president would have more or less automatically assumed the presidency in the following year. However, because of the conflict in the Darfur region, it was not possible to get majority support for Sudan to represent Africa in the outside world, which is why Republic of the Congo was chosen as a compromise.
The World Bank amortized just over SEK 20 billion of Republic of the Congo’s foreign debt, totaling approximately SEK 65 billion. In return, the country must meet detailed requirements for improvements in health care and education. Debt amortization was approved despite the bank’s head Paul Wolfowitz expressing strong concern over the widespread corruption in Republic of the Congo.
In October, the remnants of the Franco-Italian explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, who founded the then French Congo colony in the 1880s and renamed its capital, were buried under solemn forms. Brazza had been buried in Algeria since his death in 1905. The burial could only be carried out in Brazzaville after the government agreed to recognize Auguste Nguempio as the traditional king of the country’s dominant ethnic group, teke. The government had previously chosen to cooperate with a rival who is close to President Sassou-Nguesso.
Congo, Republic of the Central African State, between Gabon to the West, Cameroon and the Central African Republic to the North, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the East and S; to the SW, where it borders the Angolan exclave of Cabinda, it overlooks the Atlantic Ocean for a stretch of almost 200 km.
In 1991 the country once again took on the name of the Republic of Congo, already in force until 1969, abandoning that of the People’s Republic of the Congo.
The Congolese territory, with a narrow and elongated shape, extends from the Atlantic coast, mainly low and sandy, towards the NE. The northern part is formed by a wide alluvial plain, the edge of the vast basin of the Congo river ; the central and eastern ones are occupied by plateaus whose altitude is around 400-500 m, but which also rise over 1000 in some sections near the border with Gabon.
The climate is equatorial, with average annual temperatures around 25 ° C and small seasonal temperature variations (3-4 ° C); rainfall ranges from 1300-1400 mm per year on the coast to about 2000 in the innermost parts, while at the same time the duration of the dry season is reduced, almost to zero. The hydrography, with the exception of a small part of the territory, in the SW, which sends its waters directly to the Atlantic, is entirely tributary to the Congo, through the Ubangi, Sangha, Alima and other minor tributaries. The Ubangi and the main river mark the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo for a long stretch. The spontaneous vegetation consists mainly of the rainforest, rich in precious woods, which only in less humid areas gives way to the savannah.