Pray for: Republic of Congo (ROC)

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Brazzaville
Population: 5,657,017
% Urban: 68.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 41.5 %
Official Language: French. Trade languages Lingala, Munukutuba (Kongo Creole)
Languages: 66
Literacy Rate: 77 %
HDI Ranking: 149 / 189
% Christian: 89.7 %
% Evangelical: 15.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 89.7 %
People Groups: 71
Least Reached People Groups: 4
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Republic of Congo (ROC)

Title: Republic of Congo (ROC)

Tier: 1

Type: country

The Congo has past troubles, but future potential. After two decades of Communism, the past dictator eventually became president of the new democracy. But in the years between he provoked a civil war that devastated the land, killed thousands, and displaced over 300,000 people. Currently, this nation’s troubles pale in contrast to some of its neighbours. Pray for good government, for wise economic policies, for good stewardship of natural resources, and for justice to rule in society.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.