The Republic of Congo is emerging as one of Central Africa’s leading nations, with more than a decade of government reforms introduced by President Denis Sassou Nguesso improving living standards and providing opportunities for both locals and international investors.
The country – which took its name from the Kongo Kingdom, one of central Africa’s great early empires – has gained a reputation as a peaceful, safe and prosperous nation. But getting to this point has taken extensive reforms, legislative changes and perseverance on the part of the country’s inhabitants and officials. Together, they have overcome numerous obstacles, including armed internal struggle and political instability, and relegated them to the past.
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