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Republic of the Congo 1997

Republic of the Congo is a country located in Africa. According to AbbreviationFinder, CG is the two-letter ISO code of Republic of the Congo, and COG is the three-letter country abbreviation for Republic of the Congo.

Yearbook 1997

Republic of the Congo. According to Countryaah, the national day of Republic of the Congo is August 15. Republic of the Congo had been troubled by the unrest since the 1993 elections and before the presidential election announced until the end of July, the tension again increased. An assassination attempt on former President Denis Sassou-Nguesso and the army’s attempt to disarm his private militia sparked a civil war of more than four months in June. Thousands of French soldiers were sent to the capital, Brazzaville, to evacuate about 5,000 foreigners.

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Several ceasefires were broken immediately, and there were reports of looting and abuses against civilians. The Constitutional Court suspended the election and extended President Pascal Lissouba’s mandate until further notice. In September, President Brazzaville’s Mayor Bernard Kolelas appointed Prime Minister of a neutral government. However, Kolelas soon joined the president’s side with his own private militia.

In October, Sassou-Nguesso succeeded in capturing Brazzaville and a few days later – with Angolan help – the oil and port city of Pointe-Noire. Angola supported Sassou-Nguesso to crush the Cabinda enclave’s separatist guerilla, which during Lissouba’s presidency was able to operate from bases in Republic of the Congo. Lissouba and Kolelas fled abroad and Sassou-Nguesso proclaimed president.

The war destroyed parts of Brazzaville and may have cost 10,000 lives. During the war, Republic of the Congo had failed to pay off his debts to the World Bank, which in November stopped further credit. Republic of the Congo’s foreign debt is almost three times the country’s GDP.

Climate

The Republic of the Congo lies on both sides of the equator and therefore has a tropical climate, the two rainy seasons run from January to May and October to mid-December. The annual precipitation is 1400 mm to 1900 mm, less on the coast. There are only minor temperature fluctuations during the year, the average temperature is around 24 ° C.