independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became
the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with
Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government
installed in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist
economy is a mixture of village agriculture and handicrafts, an
industrial sector based largely on oil, support services, and a
government characterized by budget problems and overstaffing. Oil has
supplanted forestry as the mainstay of the economy, providing a major
share of government revenues and exports. In the early 1980s, rapidly
rising oil revenues enabled the government to finance large-scale
development projects with GDP growth averaging 5% annually, one of the
highest rates in Africa. The government has mortgaged a substantial
portion of its oil earnings, contributing to a shortage of revenues.
The 12 January 1994 devaluation of Franc Zone currencies by 50%
resulted in inflation of 61% in 1994, but inflation has subsided since.
Economic reform efforts continued with the support of international
organizations, notably the World Bank and the IMF. The reform program
came to a halt in June 1997 when civil war erupted. Denis
SASSOU-NGUESSO, who returned to power when the war ended in October
1997, publicly expressed interest in moving forward on economic reforms
and privatization and in renewing cooperation with international
financial institutions. However, economic progress was badly hurt by
slumping oil prices and the resumption of armed conflict in December
1998, which worsened the republic's budget deficit. Given a fragile
peace, agreements with the IMF and the World Bank, and general
international support for reconstruction and development, prospects for
structural reform and 4% growth in 2002-03 appear strong.
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Feb 5 - President's Day
Feb 8 - Youth Day
Mar 8 - Congolese Women's Day
Mar 18 - Marien Ngouabi Day
May 1 - Labour Day
Jun 10 - Commemoration of the National Sovereign Conference
Jun 22 - Foundation of the National People's Army
Jul 31 - Upswing of the Revolution Congo
Aug 15 - Revolution Anniversary or Independence Day (from France, 1960)
Dec 25 - Christmas & Children's Day
Dec 31 - Foundation of the Congolese Labour Party
Dec 31 - Republic Day
Country Code: 242
Outgoing International Code: 00
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