Republic of the Congo 2014
Congo. In April, the authorities launched an operation targeting both criminal and paperless immigrants. According to Countryaah.com, Republic of the Congo population in 2020 is estimated at 5,518,098. The vast majority of the latter come from neighboring Congo (Kinshasa). About half a million people are estimated to live in Congo (Brazzaville) and support themselves as street vendors, cleaning workers and maids, among others.
During the threat of expulsion, in April and May about 60,000 people left Congo (Brazzaville). Many of these had valid papers, according to the Foreign Ministry in Congo (Kinshasa), but it was reported that these were often burnt or torn apart by the Congo (Brazzaville) police. A large number of those returning by ferry across the Congo River could show physical injury damage, and about ten policemen were said to have been dismissed for brutal behavior. Eleven people were killed in clashes between immigrants and police, including three policemen.