That is what happened here 20 months ago and it is a stark reminder of what has happened since then here in Congo - Brazzaville. It borders five countries, one of which is the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is located in the east of the country. The Congo River separates it from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and the other two countries - Rwanda and Burundi - and lies empty but guarded by soldiers.
RoC borders the Republic of Congo, but borders Cameroon to the north and north and Rwanda and Burundi to the west and east. It borders on the Congo River to the east and west, and on the Congo Brazzaville River to the north and south.
With its key port on the Congo River, Brazzaville still absorbs a large share of the world's oil and gas exports, as well as a significant amount of natural gas. The country has the largest port in the Atlantic with a capacity of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day and 2 million tons of gas per year.
With donors preoccupied with the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, it may be difficult to raise funds for the region's needy people. Note the violence that has taken place in Brazzaville and other parts of Congo in recent months.
Indian and South African rivers, led by the Indo-South African river, account for more than 90% of the Congo River in Brazzaville. Congo's rivers are predominant and provide an important source of water for the city and the rest of Africa.
The Republic of Congo is largely covered by tropical forests and also has a vast area of unused farmland, which accounts for more than 20% of the country's total land area. In contrast, there are just as many national parks in the Congo and Brazzaville, including the Cote d'Ivoire National Park and the Great Falls National Park.
African rivers belong to the Congo basin, which flows southwards from the Central African Republic and forms the border between the Republic of Congo and Brazzaville, where it flows into the Congo proper. The main river turns southwest from the Congo to Kinshasa and the Atlantic, but it continues westward through the Great Falls National Park and the Livingstone and Zongo Falls. It forms a border with the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, from where the river flows north to flow into Congo, and then south to form the eastern border of the largest African country, including borders with South Africa, South Sudan, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.
The resulting rush of foaming brown water is the source of conflict between the Republic of Brazzaville and the confusingly similar named, similarly large but similarly populated and geographically speaking Congo - Brazzleville. Both Congo and Brazaville are very small, and there are factors that limit open hostility. The Republic of Congo is sparsely populated, with more than half of the population concentrated in the capital Kinshasa, the second largest city and capital of Africa with a population of about 1.5 million.
Although a much larger country, Congo - Kinshasa is home to more than 200 ethnic languages, including Kikongo, Lingala, Swahili and Tshiluba, to name just a few of the most common. Both in Congo and in Congo-Brazzaville there are still a large number of ethnic groups with their own languages and cultures.
To distinguish the country from the Congo - Leopoldville and Kinshasa in the south - it is also known by other names in the east, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic.
To distinguish the two African countries that bear "Congo" in their name, the Republic of Congo is called Congo - Brazzaville, in contrast to Congo Kinshasa. To distinguish the country from the Democratic Republics of the Congo, it is also called Congo BraZAVille in the West and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Leopoldville and Central African Republic (CAC) and Central Africa (CA) in the East. To distinguish itself from its neighbors, such as Rwanda (RRC), Cameroon (CAR), and Gabon (GDB), it was also called by its RC. Likewise, locals call their country in D.R.C. "Colombia" or "Colombia," calling their home "Colombia." "The Congo" and "Kinsha" (as in "Congo," "Democratic Republic of Congo"), but also as "Republic of Congo." Brazzleavilles is the capital of the Republic of Congo and is often referred to by the locals as "coastal Africa" because it is the largest city in Congo.
It is located in Central Africa and bordered to the west by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAC) and Gabon (GDB) and bordered by Rwanda (RRC) and Cameroon (CAR). It is located on the east coast of Africa, at 11 degrees 19 degrees longitude (longitude 11 degrees 19 degrees) and borders the republics of Rwanda, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo - Leopoldville and Central Africa (CA) as well as Rwanda.