Republic of the Congo - Brazzaville

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Association Philatelique des Collectionneurs de Timbres Poste des Anciennes Colonies Francaises
In French. Lists some books on Congolese stamps, has a discussion forum.

Azur Développement
In French, English. "a non profit organisation founded by young women that works for the empowerment of women and children through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)." Programs on health, the environment, ICTs, etc.. Information on women pygmies, l’Association des Peuples autochtones du Congo (APAC). Based in Brazzaville, Congo.

Baka Pygmies
In English and Italian. Life, music and initiation in the Equatorial Forest of the Baka pygmies (Cameroon). Texts, photos and recordings by the ethnomusicologist Mauro Campagnoli. Campagnoli's site includes many photographs from Cameroun and the Aka pygmies concert tour of Italy.

In French. The Bateke live in Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville) and Congo (Kinshasa). Describes social organization, history, geography, language, music (with audio clips), etc. Has maps, photographs.

Canada. Dept. of Foreign Affairs & International Trade. Travel Information & Advisory Reports
Travel advisories, reports for Africa.

Catholic Relief Services. Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor - by Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl
In English, French, Portuguese. Full text, in Adobe pdf. 110 p. Covers Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon. Based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Center for Research Libraries Foreign Newspapers
Find the holdings records of Congo-Brazzaville newspapers on microfilm held by the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago. Also available through AFRINUL. A few other libraries have added holdings in AFRINUL. There is also a 2004 list in PDF of Congo-Brazzaville newspapers and other African newspapers on microfilm. Film may be borrowed by CRL and CAMP members. Non-members pay $175 per loan.

Center for Research Libraries - Official Gazettes & Civil Society Documentation 
Digitized issues of government official gazettes from Algeria, Congo (Brazzaville), Iran, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia (includes British Somaliland) , Sudan, and Zimbabwe (includes Southern Rhodesia).

Centre des archives d'outre-mer - Exposition virtuelle sur Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
In French. French explorer, founder of Brazzaville, Congo, Governor of the French Congo, born in Italy, 1852-1905. Biography, colonial history of Gabon, Congo River, slavery, photographs, illustrations, original documents. Chronology, bibliography. Includes 3-D Flash animated introduction and audio which requires a sound card and headset or speakers. From the Centre des archives d’outre-mer (Archives nationales, Aix-en-Provence).

See also Fondation Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza.

Cercle des Démocrates et Républicains du Congo-Brazzaville - C.D.R.C.
In French and English. Opposition Movement. Modeste Boukadia, president is also president of the "Rassemblement pour le Changement, Force Novatrice - Rally for Change, Innovative Force.” CDRC, founded in 1992, believes in "... le respect de la République et de la démocratie." Statutes, news, press releases, political and economic objectives, plans, and solutions. A letter from Modeste Boukadia, to the Congolese people, justifying his presidential candidacy. Web site based in Paris, France.

Cercle d'Études pour le Retour de la Démocratie au Congo - CERDEC
In French. President is Nguila Moungounga-Nkombo. Political association created in "...Paris à l'initiative de plusieurs responsables politiques congolais et de sympathisants français afin de faire connaître la gravité de la situation prévalant dans ce pays..." CERDEC history, news, letters, articles and structure of the developing CERDEC-CEI (ex-USSR). Is opposed to the Sassou N'guesso government. Web site based in Argenteuil, France.

Chevron - "Republic of Congo, A Nation in Transition"
Press release July 2001 on Chevron oil company's community work in the Congo.

CICOP - Collectif d'intellectuels congolais originaires du Pool. Diaspora Congolaise du Pool
In French. Its President is Professeur Jean-Pierre MAKOUTA-MBOUKOU. Has petitions, press releases, articles. Is opposed to the government of Sassou Nguesso. Based in France.

City Net - Congo
The City Net site has information on hotel lodging, vaccinations required, etc.

Clist, Bernard - Anthropology Back Door to the Web
Full text documents include -

Site maintained by B.Clist.

Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has a Press Freedom Database.
Main page:

Congo, Republic of the Congo. Presidence
In French. Official government site. President's biography, facts about the Congo, the Constitution (31 p. in PDF), Government members, the Pygmées population, Presidential Palace history, audio file of the national anthem.

List concerning "Peace and Development in Central Africa."
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Le Congo par ses Timbres 1891 / 1991
Has photographs of stamps from the former French Congo, a bibliography of articles on the stamps in Colfra bulletin. The site owner is a member of Association Philatélique des Collectionneurs de Timbres Poste des Anciennes Colonies Françaises.

Congo Resistance
Site of the Conseil National de la Résistance (CNR) based in France. Its President is Révérend Pasteur Ntumi. Is opposed to the government of Denis Sassou Nguesso. Has press releases, documents, etc. Site affiliated with Jean-Claude Mayima-Mbemba and the Convention Republicaine des Democrates Congolais (CRED-CONGO).

Doctors Without Borders - "Congo Brazzaville Focus, The Forgotten War"
"During the month of October 1998, a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) team collected witness reports from women returning from the Pool region whose children, suffering from malnutrition, were being treated in MSF's feeding centres."

Domaine Name Registration
Information on registering internet domain names for .cg, the top-level domain name for Congo-Brazzaville.

ECOFAC, Conservation et utilisation rationnelle des Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale.
In French.  ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome. Has the full text of its bulletin, Canopée, on line.

Election, Presidential July 12, 2009
Mathias DZON - Site has closed. It is archived at the African Politics Web Archive. See the Site List. In French. Presidential candidate. Leader of the Union Patriotique pour le Renouveau National (U.P.R.N) and of the coalition, Alliance pour la République et la démocratie (ARD) in the 2009 Presidential election. Biography, videos.
Denis SASSOU-NGUESSO - Site has closed. It is archived at the African Politics Web Archive. See the Site List. Images are not available. In French and English. President Sassou-Nguesso's re-election site. Includes videos. Candidate of the Parti congolais du travail.
Romain Bédel SOUSSA - Election Présidentielle 2009 - Site has closed. It is archived at the African Politics Web Archive. See the Site List. In French. Site of opposition Presidential candidate Soussa in the July 2009 Election. See also Soussa's blog. - In French. Coalition of many parties. Supports l ’ALLIANCE POUR LA REPUBLIQUE ET LA DEMOCRATIE (ARD) and Mathias Dzon. Dzon's biography in PDF.
Congo-Site-Portail - Site has closed. Spécial élection présidentielle 2009 - Site has closed. In French. Videos from Congo's national television.
In French. "le premier service de messagerie internet congolaise." Features a "congolais du mois" (May 2001 was a Congolese artist). Internet in Brazzaville.

Ethnologue - Congo
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. Provides no. of speakers, dialects, linguistic affiliation, etc.
Main Page:

Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme / International Federation of Human Rights Leagues
Entre Arbitraire et impunite: les droits de l'homme au Congo-Brazzaville. 44 page report of Avril 1998, in French. From the FIDH, based in Paris, France.

Fondation Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
In French. Foundation to honor the memory of the founder of Brazzaville. Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, an Italian nobleman who joined the French navy and acquired the Republic of Congo territory for France.

See also Centre des archives d'outre-mer - Exposition virtuelle sur Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the New York Times article, November 30, 2006 "For One Colonial Ruler, Honor in His African Home" by Jeffrey Gettleman.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Search the site to retrieve many articles/reports on the Congo.

Forest Conservation Archives and Portal - Republic of the Congo
Search their large online database of articles for forests in the Congo. The mission of is to "...contribute to the conservation of rainforests, forests, biodiversity, indigenous cultures and the climate..." Based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Forum Afrique Congo - Brazzaville
In French. Discussion forum.

Forum Brazza mfoa yi koba
In French. Discussion forum opposed to the present government of Congo-Brazzaville.

Forum de Discussion sur le Congo-Brazzaville
Discussion is in French. Past messages are on the web site. The site owner is Guy Roland NZALA-BACKA, e-mail :

Galerie Loango
In French. Masks, sculpture from Angola, Congo (Kinshasa and Brazzaville). Based in Strasbourg, France and Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo.

Global Witness - Corruption in Oil, Gas and Mining
Campaigns include reports of secret payments to the son of the President in connection with oil sales. See also New York Times article, Dec. 10, 2007 "Unlikely Ally Against Congo Republic Graft."

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). Has a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources.Has a discussion list, Int-Boundaries.

International Committee of the Red Cross
Mainly older news articles on Congo-Brazzaville. Has a keyword search.

Internet Connectivity - Republic of the Congo
Information on the internet and telecommunications in the Congo. Hosted by the AISI (African Information Society Initiative) Connect Online Database.

International Monetary Fund - Republic of Congo and the IMF
Full text reports such as Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report , Republic of Congo: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix, press briefings and more.

Journal Mwinda - Journal de l'Association des democrates Congolais en France
In French. "Journal de l'Association des democrates Congolais en France" Director, Dabout Hilaire. Editor in chief, Nika Mabiala. Has editorials, news, archives, and links to articles by the AFP related to the Republic of the Congo. Text of former candidate for the Supreme Court, André Milongo's, program for a better future. Web site based in France.

In French. Directory of civil society organisations in the Congo (Brazzaville).

Mabanckou, Alain
In French. Official site of the novelist, poet, born in Congo-Brazzaville. Winner of the Prix Renaudot 2006 for Mémoires de porc-épic. Biography, bibliography, photographs, press articles, appearance schedule. See also excerpts from African Psycho. and Broken Glass.

[Mabanckou] Blog d'Alain Mabanckou
In French. Blog of the Congolese writer, poet. Winner of the Prix Renaudot 2006 for Mémoires de porc-épic. Mabanckou's biography, his essays. RSS feed:

Magical Modernities in Africa
Full text papers from the April 2001 conference at the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Includes: Magical Politics in Equatorial Africa [draft, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon] (Florence Bernault)

Le Mayombe
In French. African restaurant in Toulouse, France.

Mbendi - Congo Country Profile
Basic information, information on mainly the oil industry. By MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd. a business consulting company in Claremont, South Africa.

Missie, Jean  - Découvrir le Congo-Brazza (Le Kongo dévoilé)
In French. Information on the history of Congo-Brazzaville; includes pictures, sources are not given.  Links to Congolese music sites and other Congo-related sites. Maintained by Jean Missie.

Le Monde diplomatique
A few older articles, in French, from the Paris newspaper.

Mouvement Congolais pour la Démocratie et le Développement Intégral, MCDDI
In French. Parti d'opposition, dont le Président-Fondateur est M. Bernard Kolélas, ancien Député-Maire élu de Brazzaville, ancien Premier ministre. Speeches, press releases from the l'opposition congolaise en exil.

Mouvement Congolais pour la Democratie et le Developpement Intégral, MCDDI - Soleil de Greenwich
In French. UK branch of the MCDDI. The MCDDI President is Bernard KOLELAS, a former Prime Minister.

Musiques Afro-Caribeennes - Congo
Part of the Africa Net site hosted by the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel in France.

NCN Central Africa Watch
Has unique full text documents on political, economic matters. From Marek Enterprise, Inc., a U.S. business based in Reston, Virginia and owner of the Africa Information Service (AfIS). Le Pays Kongo sur le Web
In French. Information on the province du Bas-Congo, the Congres Mondial Kongo – Mfuma Ne-Kongo (CMK), North American Congo-related activities, news from various sources. Online edition of La Cité africaine de Matadi (la CITAF. Journal indépendant publié à Matadi, chef lieu de la province du Bas-Congo. écrite de la société INFOR- TRADING créé en mai 1991). Discussion forums, Kongo art. Issues of L'observateur Kongo (mensuel d'information Culturelle, politique et scientifique de la communauté Ne-kongo). Articles such as a brief account of Jesuits in the Congo region. Based in Toronto, Canada.

Ngampika, Laurentine
" première femme congolaise à devenir artiste peintre." Has examples of her work. Hosted on the personal site of Gerard Mouillaud.

Observatoire Congolais des Droits de l'Homme (O. C. D. H.) / Congolese Observatory of Human Rights (C. O. H. R.)
Has press releases, reports, communiques, articles from its print bulletin, Lumiere.  The OCDH is based in Pointe-Noire, Republique du Congo.

Omni Resources
Sells maps of Congo (Brazzaville) (geologic, topographic, atlas) and other countries. Also sells continent and regional maps (minerals, oil and gas, geologic, travel, political).Has a flag image. Based in Burlington, North Carolina.

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Extensive information, in French, on Francophone Africa and French-African relations. Formerly Agence de cooperation Culturelle et Technique, ACCT, an inter-governmental organization for French-speaking countries created in Niamey in 1970 by Leopold S. Senghor, Habib Bourguiba, and Hamani Diori.

Partnership Africa Canada
"created in 1986 with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Canadian and African non-governmental organizations (NGOs)." Topics include blood diamonds, the African Peer Review Mechanism, NEPAD and development. Links to African civil society organizations. Based in Ottawa, Canada.

Rainforest Action Network
Not alot. General information, short article (from World Rainforest Report, 1996, V.13, N.1) on how the logging industry is causing the destruction of forests and killing of wildlife for meat in Congo-Brazzaville. Based in San Francisco, Calif.

Repertoire d'information sur les droits de la personne en Francophonie - Congo
Provides a directory of human rights organizations and other NGOs in the Congo. Produced by the Canadian organization, Banque internationale d'information sur les Etats francophones, BIEF.

Reporters sans Frontieres
In French, English, Spanish. RSF (based in Paris) supports freedom of the press world-wide. Its site includes reports of actions against journalists in Africa. It has copies of protest letters sent by the organization regarding violations in African countries.

Republic of Congo Official Web Site
This site no longer exists. Had a directory of government offices and embassies. Was the official site of the government of Pascal Lissouba. Had a speech from President Pascal Lissouba, a bibliography of his scientific papers.

Social Science Research Council. Transnational Civil Society Organizations and Information Technology
Has a report, "NGOs and ICTs use in Republic of Congo" by Sylvie Niombo Ngouémé, published May 2003, 9 pages. Covers telecom, internet service costs, infrastructure with respect to NGOs in the Congo. In Adobe pdf. "The SSRC is an independent, nonprofit organization. Based in New York City."

Transparence, Bulletin Europeen d'information sur le Congo-Brazzaville
"TRANSPARENCE est le produit d'une volonté de faire changer les choses au Congo." Contains messages about the political situation in the Congo posted to a discussion list on Africa (in French), a petition by Congolese intellectuals abroad, statements by Bernard Kolelas, President of the Alliance URD-FDU (opposition party), information on the Universite Libre du Congo, freedom of the press, the Feb. 1997 memo from the Opposition on the presidential election, etc. Jean-Claude Mayima-Mbemba is the Directeur de la Publication and representative of the Alliance URD-FDU to the European Union.

Travel Document Systems - Congo-Brazzaville Page
A visa/passport expediting service for U.S. citizens. One can print out a visa application form in Acrobat or Common Ground format. Uses the CIA World Factbook information though did not have the latest edition.

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa, Informatics Policy Instruments in Africa
A draft survey of Information Policy in Africa by Marius Francisco for the UN ECA. Covers the history and current state of information technology and computerization in Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d'Ivoire, Madagascar, Tanzania, Senegal.

United Nations. High Commissioner for Refugees, Refworld
Has full text reports, use the search engine to locate information by keyword. Be sure to put in Search All Databases under the box "Limit Scope of Search" to obtain the most complete results. Has a collection of country reports from various sources.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Congo- Brazzaville
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook
Has a map, information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense.

United States. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great resource. Keyword search access to the full text of the U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD(similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and to Congressional legislation. Select Search Congressional Record to search content for sessions of Congress: 105th (1997-98) - 104th (1995-96) - 103rd (1993-94).

U.S. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices.
2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.

U.S. Dept. of State. Consular Information Sheets
See Congo, Republic of. Visa requirements, safety & crime, medical facilities, traffic safety, etc.

United States. Energy Information Administration. Country Analysis Brief on the Congo
Information on Congo-Brazzaville's oil, natural gas, and electricity. Has an economic, energy, and environment overview and information on political/economic factors affecting the energy sector.

See also the Energy Production/Consumption page at:

Université Marien Ngouabi

Universite Paris 7 - Laboratoire Societes en Developpement dans l'Espace et dans le Temps (SEDET)
Multi-disciplinary research unit on comparative studies of the Third World. Includes a list of theses, a few on the Congo, completed at U. Paris II and maîtrise and DES completed at the Universite Nationale de Brazzaville.

U. Natl. Brazzaville theses:
Univ. Paris 7 site:

University of Pennsylvania Congo-Brazzaville Page
U.S. C.I.A maps, embassies, travel, language information, etc., created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn's African studies web site has a keyword search engine.

Voix Humaine
Concerns the political situation in the Congo. Is opposed to President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Based in Diemeringen, France.
Volet, Jean-Marie, "Présentation des documents rassemblés dans ce dossier consacré au dernier livre d'Henri Lopes, "Le Lys et le Flamboyant"
Article in the e-journal, Mots Pluriels, No. 7, 1998. Includes an interview with Henri Lopes by Jean-Luc Aka Evy (1997).

Wildlife Conservation Society - "Africa's Last Eden to Become National Park"
July 6, 2001 article on the "the protection of what scientists are calling the most pristine rain forest [the Goualogo Triangle] left in Africa." "The agreement marks the first time a timber company working in Africa has voluntarily turned over virgin forest in the name of conservation." The Goualogo Triangle will be added to the Nouabale-Ndoki National Park.

Related articles.
Nov. 1996 report in the Christian Science Monitor, "Why I Was Banned from a Congo Rain Forest" which criticizes the role of foreign logging companies. On the site of

Critical comment on danger to the forest by the German company, Congolaise Industrielle des Bois, CIB.

Carret, Jean-Christophe - "L'entreprise au fondement de la cite"
In French. In Adobe PDF. On the role of the Congolaise Industrielle des Bois, CIB and "....les conséquences de la présence de l’entreprise sur la vie des habitants de Pokola, village où sont logés les ouvriers dont certains, les pisteurs, sont des Pygmées." Chapter in the book, L'Afrique des entreprises, by Françoise Tiphine (Paris : Documentation française, 1998). On the site of the Centre for Industrial Economics at the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

"German Loggers to Leave 'African Eden' Untouched" by Andrew C. Revkin in the New York Times, July 7, 2001, p. A5. Print article.

World Bank. For Schools
Very useful guide for locating information from the vast World Bank site. Has a page for the Congo (GNP, population, growth rate, infant mortality, life expectancy, illiteracy rate, safe water, etc.).

World Society for the Protection of Animals
Has a campaign to save apes and chimpanzees from the illegal hunting and sale of the animals. Includes an account of rescuing chimpanzees in Cameroon and the Congo. They support a letter writing campaign to ask President Pascal Lissouba to ban the manufacture of bullets used only to kill gorillas and chimpanzees.

Yellow Online - Congo
In French. A directory of businesses and professionals in the Republic of the Congo. YellowOnline which has U.S. and international yellow pages is based in Los Angeles, California.