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Republic of the Congo

About Republic of the Congo

 

The Republic of the Congo is relatively rich in natural resources, including forests, oil and other mineral resources, and the deepest port in Africa. A civil war in 1997 led to years of unrest, but stability has now returned. However, the country continues to struggle to restore democratic governance. Over 80 percent of the population is literate, and primary education is widespread among both girls and boys.  However, maternal mortality has shown a worrying increase over the last two decades.  Our programs in Republic of the Congo focus on conserving tropical forest resources and responding to humanitarian crises as they arise.

Last updated: July 21, 2014

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Mission Contact

USAID/East Africa
P.O. Box 629, Village Market
Nairobi
Kenya
Postal Code - M 
00621
Phone 
+254 20 862 2000
Fax 
+254 20862 2680 / 2682

USAID Contact

Bill Hagelman
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
, DC 
20523
USA
Phone 
202-712-0102