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Congo

The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville, the Congo Republic or simply either Congo or the Congo, is a country located on the western coast of Central Africa to the west of the Congo River. It is bordered to the west by Gabon, to its northwest by Cameroon and its northeast by the Central African Republic, to the southeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to its south by the Angolan exclave of Cabinda and to its southwest by the Atlantic Ocean.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 1,024 entities connected with Congo. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Congo. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 847 entities identified as PEPs connected with Congo.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President1--
Prime1--
Prime Minister1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister Attached to the Minister of the Interior, Decentralization, & Local Development1--
Minister Attached to the Prime Minister, in Charge of State Reform1--
Minister for International Cooperation & the Promotion of Public-Private Partnership1--
Minister for the Advancement of Women, the Integration of Women in Development, & the Informal Economy1--
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, & Fisheries1--
Minister of Budget, Public Accounts, & Public Portfolio1--
Minister of Communication & Media and Government Spokesperson1--
Minister of Construction, Urbanism, & Housing1--
Minister of Cultural, Tourism, Artistic, & Leisure Industry1--
Minister of Economy & Finance1--
Minister of Energy & Hydraulics1--
Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, & the Congo Basin1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs, of La Francophonie, & Congolese Living Abroad1--
Minister of Forest Economy1--
Minister of Health & Population1--
Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, & Technological Innovations1--
Minister of Hydrocarbons12-
Minister of Industrial Development & the Promotion of the Private Sector1--
Minister of Justice, Human Rights, & the Promotion of Indigenous Peoples and Keeper of the Seals1--
Minister of National Defence12-
Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, & the Digital Economy1--
Minister of Preschool, Elementary, & Secondary Education & Literacy1--
Minister of River Economy & Waterways1--
Minister of Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises & Crafts1--
Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity, & Humanitarian Action1--
Minister of Special Economic Zones & Economic Diversification1--
Minister of State Control, Public Service Quality, & the Fight Against Antivalues1--
Minister of State, Minister for the Civil Service, Labor, & Social Security1--
Minister of State, Minister of Commerce, Supply, & Consumption1--
Minister of State, Minister of Land Affairs & Public Domain, in Charge of Relations with Parliament1--
Minister of State, Minister of Mining Industries & Geology1--
Minister of State, Minister of Spatial Planning, Infrastructure, & Road Maintenance1--
Minister of Technical & Vocational Education1--
Minister of the Interior, Decentralization, & Local Development1--
Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation, & Merchant Marine1--
Minister of Youth & Sports, Civic Education, Qualifying Training, & Employment1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Assemblee Nationale--122
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to the Republic of the Congo-41
ambassador of the Republic of the Congo to France-11
Ambassador to the US1--
Congo-Brazzaville Ambassador to the United States--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of the Congo-308107
Member of the Senate of the Republic of the Congo-144-
Alternate Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of the Congo--141
Minister of Transport-81
Health minister of the Republic of the Congo-61
Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo-25
Minister of Civil Service-51
Minister of Education-51
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications-51
Minister of Commerce-41
Minister of Economy-5-
Minister of Energy-41
Minister of Higher Education-41
Minister of Justice-41
Minister of Special Economic Zones-41
Minister of Tourism-5-
Minister of Women-5-
Minister of Agriculture-31
Minister of Culture and Arts-4-
Minister of Fishing-4-
Minister of Industrial Development-31
Minister of Labour-4-
Minister of Scientific Research-4-
Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister-21
Minister of Civic Education-3-
Minister of Communications-21
Minister of Equipment-3-
Minister of Finance-3-
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Congo-21
Minister of Interior-3-
Minister of Land-3-
Minister of Planning-3-
Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Handicrafts-21
Minister of Social Affairs-21
Minister of Sports-21
Minister of Vocational Training and Employment-21
Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior-11
Minister of Construction-11
Minister of Cooperation-2-
Minister of Forestry-11
Minister of Maritime Economy and Merchant Navy-2-
Minister of Mines-11
Minister of Security and Public Order-2-
Minister of State Control-11
Minister of Sustainable Development-2-
Minister of Territory Administration-2-
Minister without Portfolio-2-
First Lady of the Republic of the Congo--1
Min of Planning, Statistics, & Regional Integration1--
Minister Delegate in the Ministry of Construction-1-
Minister Delegate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-1-
Minister of Culture, Tourism, Art and Leisure--1
Minister of Defence-1-
Minister of International Cooperation--1
Minister of Regional Integration-1-
Minister of Regional Planning-1-
Minister of Territorial Development--1
Minister of the Environment--1
President of the Republic of the Congo--1
Vice-Prime Minister-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...