Republic of the Congo 1998

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Yearbook 1998

Congo. The unrest following the civil war in 1997 continued sporadically. The so-called Ninjamilis, former Prime Minister Bernard Kolela’s private army, was blamed for a number of armed assaults. According to authorities, the militia was behind at least 30 fatalities in the area around the capital Brazzaville during the fall. According to Countryaah, the capital of Republic of the Congo is Brazzaville. The security situation was periodically so poor that the rail traffic between the port city of Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville was down, which led to serious problems with the supply in the capital.

The United Nations Food Agency WFP (World Food Program) began in November to transport food to Brazzaville by air from the port of Pointe-Noire, where thousands of tonnes of food were collected. The food shortage in the capital, and as a result also in neighboring Congo-Kinshasa’s capital Kinshasa, led to sharp price increases.

  • Abbreviationfinder: What does ROC stand for in geography? Here, this 3 letter acronym refers to the country of Republic of the Congo.

The days before the Christmas holidays, the conflict intensified. Rival militias fought fierce battles on Brazzaville’s southern outskirts and around the airport. Extensive looting occurred before the army could force the militia out of the city. The fighting was said to have driven 300,000 people into flight and claimed hundreds of lives.

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Economy: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fishing

Agriculture employs approx. half of the active population but contributes only 5% to GDP production (2006); crops destined for internal consumption have not yet reached the goal of food self-sufficiency and to a large extent it is a matter of pure subsistence activity, often practiced by women (men consider it more important to work on plantations) with archaic techniques. The country must resort to the importation of certain basic necessities, such as cereals and rice. For domestic consumption, cassava, maize and other cereals, potatoes and bananas are mainly grown. Products destined for export have a much greater economic importance, which generally come from vast plantations, where the use of modern techniques allows for high productivity to be obtained. Of particular importance are various oil plants (oil palm, peanuts, sesame), sugar cane, coffee, cotton, tobacco. § The main resource of the country, however, is represented by forests, which cover approx. half of the national surface, covering the Mayombe mountains and most of the central-western areas of the state. The exploitation, which began near the coast, with the development of communication routes has pushed into the interior of the country, following the path of the railway: the exploitation of forests has thus constantly grown to become the main economic resource after oil. The wooded heritage provides valuable essences that are mostly processed within the country itself; annually approx. 2.3 m of m with the development of communication routes it has pushed into the interior of the country, following the path of the railway: the exploitation of forests has thus constantly grown to become the main economic resource after oil. The wooded heritage provides valuable essences that are mostly processed within the country itself; annually approx. 2.3 m of m with the development of communication routes it has pushed into the interior of the country, following the path of the railway: the exploitation of forests has thus constantly grown to become the main economic resource after oil. The wooded heritage provides valuable essences that are mostly processed within the country itself; annually approx. 2.3 m of m3 per year of wood, in particular okoumé, mahogany and ebony. § On the other hand, the breeding of livestock has very little importance (the Republic of Congo is forced to import meat and dairy products), even if an attempt has been made to introduce, for example, bovine breeds resistant to trypanosomiasis. § Despite the creation by the government of special institutions, fishing also fails to make a significant contribution to the population’s nutrition.