Things to know about The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Congo FlagThe Congo is a country in Equatorial Africa bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Gabon, to the north by Cameroon and the Central African Republic, to the east and south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo appears to be a small country with an area of 341,821 square kilometers. Congo has a waterfront, open to the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Brazzaville.

National lands are now divided into municipalities, departments, regions, departments, regions, cantons, villages, and neighborhoods. There are eleven constituencies in the Congo, including Brazzaville, the political capital, which is a distinct autonomous region.


French (official), The Congolese courts usually use the French language in legal proceedings. However, if the citizen or foreigner does not know the official language, the court must appoint a translator.


The economy consists of a mixture of agriculture and craftsmanship, an industrial sector that is largely dependent on oil, services, and government, which is characterized by budgetary problems and an increase in the number of employees.


The education system has two components: the formal system and the non-formal system. The formal system is structured in four categories referred to as follows:

1. Preschool education: it is non-compulsory and lasts three years, it admits children aged 3 to 5 years in preschool education centers;

2. Primary education: it lasts six years for children aged 6 to 12; it is offered in primary schools and leads to the certificate of elementary primary studies (CEPE);

3. Secondary education: the first cycle of secondary school which admits children aged 13 to 16 is sanctioned by the first cycle studies certificate (BEPC), or the technical studies certificate (BET) or by any other equivalent professional qualification; provided by trade centers, educational establishments; the second cycle of secondary, which welcomes children aged 17 to 19, leads to the baccalaureate or a professional diploma;

4. Higher education: it is given at the Marien Ngouabi University which has eleven establishments among which: five faculties, three schools, and three institutes.

News Media

Most Congolese rely mainly on radio for access to information. This is mainly due to the relatively high rates of illiteracy. Radio Congo and Brazzaville are the national radio stations that broadcast in French, Kituba and Lingala. In addition to Radio-Liberté and Cana FM, Congolese can receive airwaves from Kinshasa and other radios in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, without forgetting Radio France Internationale and Voice of America (in English).

Tele Congo is the public public television channel. It is 100% owned by the National Center for Congolese Television Radio (CNRTV), which is a public radio and television company in the Congolese state. Tele Congo has a branch in Pointe-Noire, the country's second largest city, but it lacks resources and suffers from logistical defects.

Most newspapers come from Brazzaville and are published in French: Le Choc, L'Observateur, L'Humanitaire, Le Tam Tam, Les Échos du Congo, La Semaine africaine, etc.