Part II of the Independence Day round-up: August


During this blog's first year, I endeavored to celebrate the independence days of African countries through creating a dedicated post (you can browse them via this link). Continuing on from the July round-up, and from the general celebratory nature of this week, here are highlights from the August celebrations.

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Republic of Congo independence day

The Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville and, not to be confused with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of Congo, also celebrates 50 years of independence today!

Interesting fact: Despite housing part of one of the world's largest rainforests, Congo is one of the most urbanized countries on the continent with 70% of its population living in urban areas (Wikipedia).

Here's a clip of a performance by Babongo Pygmies from Congo :