Title Republic of the Congo: 1. Please provide some background on the Republic of Congo including key basic facts about the population, economy, major cities and geography, the ethnic composition of the population, the type of government and administration, and religions. 2. Please provide information on the nature and extent of any ethnic and religious differences, disputation, and violence occurring in the Republic of Congo with particular reference to the Kongo ethnic group and to the Christians. 3. Please provide information on the conflict of 1997. What happened and who was it between? Is there information to suggest that Congolese people fled Congo to Zimbabwe during this period? 4. Please provide information on whether people have been targeted for harm because of their status as former employees of the Lissouba government. 5. Is there information on whether family members of former employees of the previous government have been killed for imputed political reasons? 6. Please provide information on any ethnic differences between members/employees/supporters of the former Lissouba government and the current Sassou-Nguesso government. 7. Is there any information about anyone being killed in Congo because they were regarded as "being a puppet of the previous government."? 8. Have family members of former employees of the Lissouba government been targeted for harm by members of the general population? 9. Please provide information on the nature and effectiveness of the police and protection authorities in Congo
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 24 February 2011
Country Republic of the Congo
Topics Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements | Bakongo | Christian | Lari | Returnees | State protection
Citation / Document Symbol COG38199
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Republic of the Congo: 1. Please provide some background on the Republic of Congo including key basic facts about the population, economy, major cities and geography, the ethnic composition of the population, the type of government and administration, and religions. 2. Please provide information on the nature and extent of any ethnic and religious differences, disputation, and violence occurring in the Republic of Congo with particular reference to the Kongo ethnic group and to the Christians. 3. Please provide information on the conflict of 1997. What happened and who was it between? Is there information to suggest that Congolese people fled Congo to Zimbabwe during this period? 4. Please provide information on whether people have been targeted for harm because of their status as former employees of the Lissouba government. 5. Is there information on whether family members of former employees of the previous government have been killed for imputed political reasons? 6. Please provide information on any ethnic differences between members/employees/supporters of the former Lissouba government and the current Sassou-Nguesso government. 7. Is there any information about anyone being killed in Congo because they were regarded as "being a puppet of the previous government."? 8. Have family members of former employees of the Lissouba government been targeted for harm by members of the general population? 9. Please provide information on the nature and effectiveness of the police and protection authorities in Congo, 24 February 2011, COG38199, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e521e6d2.html [accessed 13 July 2014]
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