• France establishes a proctecterate over the north bank of the Congo river

  • Middle Congo, as it was known then, becomes a colony of French Equatorial Africa.

  • Congo becomes independent following their vote for autonomy within the French Community.

  • Congo signs a treaty of friendship and cooperation with the Soviet Union.

  • IMF starts clearing Congo's $4 billion debt.

  • London Club of private sector creditors cancels 80% of Congo's debt.

  • Paris Club of creditor countries and Brazil agree to cancel all the debt owed to them by Congo, which was about $2.4 billion.


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