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


First occupied by France in 1882, the Congo became (as ‘Middle Congo’) a territory of French Equatorial Africa from 1910–58, when it became a member state of the French Community. It became an independent Republic on 15 Aug. 1960.

République Populaire du Congo


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Further Reading

  1. Thompson, V. and Adloff, R., Historical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of the Congo. 2nd ed. Metuchen, 1984Google Scholar

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