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Republic of the Congo
The Republic of the Congo , sometimes known locally as Congo-Brazzaville, is a state in Central Africa. It is bordered by Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo , the Angolan exclave province of Cabinda, and the Gulf of Guinea.The region was dominated by Bantu tribes, who built trade links leading into the...
Timeline of Events
1958
11.28.1958
Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
1960
8.15.1960
Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) becomes independent from France.
1979
2.8.1979
Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
1992
8.31.1992
Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo .
1997
10.25.1997
After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.