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Middle Congo

(Placename) one of the four territories of former French Equatorial Africa, in W central Africa: became an autonomous member of the French Community, as the Republic of Congo, in 1958
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(ˈkɒŋ goʊ)

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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In 1958, Chad, Gabon and Middle Congo became autonomous republics within the French community.
In 1908, France organized French Equatorial Africa (AEF), comprising its colonies of Middle Congo (modern Congo), Gabon, Chad, and Oubangui-Chari (modern Central African Republic).
* In 1960, 17 European colonies in Africa won independence: Benin (then Dahomey), Burkina Faso (Upper Volta), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Belgian Congo, later Zaire), Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Gabon, Madagascar (Malagasy Republic), Mali (Mali Federation), Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo (Middle Congo), Senegal (Mali Federation), Somalia (Somaliland), and Togo (Togoland).