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French Congo

Con•go

(ˈkɒŋ goʊ)

n.
1. Republic of the, a republic in central Africa, W of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a former French territory; gained independence 1960. 2,716,814; 124,504 sq. mi. (322,463 sq. km). Cap.: Brazzaville. Formerly, French Congo , Middle Congo.
2. Democratic Republic of the, a republic in central Africa: a former Belgian colony; gained independence 1960. 50,481,305; 905,063 sq. mi. (2,344,113 sq. km). Cap.: Kinshasa. Formerly, Zaire, Belgian Congo, Congo Free State.
3. Also called Zaire. a river in central Africa, flowing in a great loop from SE Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Atlantic. ab. 3000 mi. (4800 km) long.
Con`go•lese′ (-gəˈliz, -ˈlis) adj., n., pl. -lese.
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Noun1.French Congo - a republic in west-central AfricaFrench Congo - a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960
Brazzaville - the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
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1894 - France and Germany agree on boundaries between French Congo and Cameroons.
He spent 16 years hunting in Kenya, Uganda, Abyssinia, Sudan, the Lado Enclave, French Ivory Coast, Liberia, French Congo, and the Belgian Congo.
Quietly, as if within himself, he continues, "I hope the people of Angola get to experience true freedom as opposed to us in French Congo which is still governed from Paris.
Famine related to portage and war demands brutally struck every colony in French Equatorial Africa, and radically altered the social and political landscape in rural Gabon, French Congo, and Ubangi-Shari.