Congo. According to CountryAAH, the total population in Republic of the Congo is 5,518,098 people in 2020. Republic of the Congo was excluded in July from the so-called Kimberley Process, the international cooperation in the diamond trade, which ensures that illegally mined diamonds do not come out on the market and thereby contribute to financing warfare. According to the Kimberley Process Supervisory Body, Republic of the Congo has not been able to account for where all the unprocessed diamonds come from which the country exports. Neighboring Congo-Kinshasa has long claimed that illegally mined diamonds from there were smuggled on via K. The exclusion means that Republic of the Congo is not allowed to export diamonds to countries within the Kimberley co-operation, which account for 98% of all diamond trade.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) commended Republic of the Congo for ambitious economic reforms, a condition for helping the country reduce its government debt, which per capita is among the highest in the world. However, the IMF demanded clearer accounts of the state oil company SNPC’s business.