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“Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind” Kwame Nkrumah

Republic of Congo 

The Republic of the Congo is also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic, RoC, or just the Congo, and is located on the western coast of Central Africa. 


Common diseases found in the Republic of Congo include Malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, whilst emerging infectious disease outbreaks have included Monkeypox, chikungunya, cholera and yellow fever.

Key Facts

  • The Republic of Congo has a population of around 5 million
  • It shares its borders with five other countries: Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda
  • You can see the capital of the DRC (Kinshasa) from the capital of RoC (Brazzaville), as they are on opposite sides of the Congo river