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Congo

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The Republic of the Congo became independent on 15 Aug. 1960, after having been one of the 4 territories of French Equatorial Africa (under the name of Middle Congo) and from 28 Nov. 1958 a member state of the French Community. In Jan. 1959 it formed an ‘economic, technical and customs union’ with the other 3 territories of the former government-general of French Equatorial Africa. The Republic was admitted to the UN on 20 Sept. 1960.

République Populaire du Congo

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1977

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