Yet the country is one of Africa's leading sub-Saharan oil producers.
for children inside the Republic of Congo today is mixed.As
with so many African nations, the Republic of Congo is a
destination country for trafficked children for the purpose
of enforced labour, domestic servitude and exploitation,
however the transitional government is making some progress
on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and has
recently enacted laws on child protection.
Like in so many sub-Sahara countries, AIDS is a major issue
inside the Congo with 69,000 of the country's child
population of some 1,716,000 orphaned by the disease with an
estimated 6,600 children infected themselves.
The government has also been overseeing a program to ensure
that all children have a birth certificate for, without such
a document, children have no rights as they cannot even
prove their country of origin.
are four major ethnic groups inside the Republic of Congo ~ these groups
are the Kongo, the M'Bochi, the Sangha and the Teke.
Additionally the Baka people, often called pygmies, live in
the country and rainforest