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French Congo   /frɛntʃ kˈɑŋgoʊ/   Listen
French Congo

A republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960.  Synonyms: Congo, Republic of the Congo.

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"French Congo" Quotes from Famous Books

... the slave merchants in the Soudan, in Darfur, and in Wadai, east of Lake Chad, where the only powerful independent Mohammedan Sultanate still exists. England is closely pressing upon the revolted provinces, along the upper course of the Nile; while France is attempting, by expeditions from the French Congo and through Abyssinia, to take possession of the Upper Nile before England conquers it. The race for the Upper Nile is at present one of the sources ...
— The Story of Geographical Discovery - How the World Became Known • Joseph Jacobs

... picturesque couple," explained Cuthbert. "Ducret was originally a wrestler. Used to challenge all comers from the front of a booth. He served his time in the army in Senegal, and when he was mustered out moved to the French Congo and began to trade, in a small way, in ivory. Now he's the biggest merchant, physically and every other way, from Stanley Pool to Lake Chad. He has a house at Brazzaville built of mahogany, and a grand piano, and his own ice-plant. His wife was a supper-girl at Maxim's. ...
— Once Upon A Time • Richard Harding Davis

... Her action had been simply a pretext to find out the extent to which England and France were ready to make common cause. She recalled her gunboat and as a concession to obtain peace, was permitted to acquire some territory in the French Congo country. But German newspapers and German political utterances showed much bitterness. Growling and snarling grew apace in Germany, and to those who made a close study of the situation it became evident that Germany sooner or later intended ...
— History of the American Negro in the Great World War • W. Allison Sweeney

Words linked to "French Congo" :   African country, African nation, Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville, Africa, congo

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