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  Congo, Democratic Republic of the - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the formerly Zaïre, republic (2005 est.
It borders on Angola in the southwest and west, on Cabinda and the Republic of the Congo in the west, on the Central African Republic and Sudan in the north, on Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania in the east, and on Zambia in the southeast.
Congo lies astride the equator, and virtually all of the country is part of the vast Congo River drainage basin.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-congo-k1in.html   (4668 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Banana Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A banana is a tree-like plant of the genus Musa in the family Musaceae, closely related to plantain.
The term banana is also applied to the elongated fruit (technically a false berry), which grows (in edible species and varieties) in hanging clusters, several to many fruits to a tier (called a hand), many tiers to a bunch.
In the 1940s and 1950s, an urban legend about bananas involved tarantulas arriving in the neighborhood hidden among the hands of the banana bunch (the idea that exotic spiders can arrive with bananas appears to be not completely a myth however, see external link for an instance in the UK in 2003).
www.ipedia.com /banana.html   (923 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the : History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The Congo, in west-central Africa, is bordered by the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic (2005 est.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: History - History Early History The indigenous inhabitants of the region of the Congo were probably Pygmies,...
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 Congo, Democratic Republic of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Beginning in the late 1870s the territory was colonized by Leopold II, king of the Belgians (reigned 1865–1909).
At the Conference of Berlin (1884–85) the European powers recognized Leopold’s claim to the Congo basin, and in a ceremony (1885) at Banana, the king announced the establishment of the Congo Free State, headed by himself.
In 1891–92, Katanga was conquered, and between 1892 and 1894, E Congo was wrested from the control of E African Arab and Swahili traders (including Tippu Tib, who for a time had served as an administrator of the Congo).
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Republique Democratique du Congo) (Abbreviated:DROC) is a country in Central Africa.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo should be considered a high-risk destination, particularly outside Kinshasa, Goma and Kisangani.
Congo is malarial, so use insect repellent and take necessary precautions.
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 Congo River Summary
In the precolonial era, this region (modern-day Democratic Republic of the Congo) was dominated by three kingdoms: Kongo (late 1300s), the Loango (at its height in the 1600s), and Tio.
In turn, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo, both countries lying along the river's banks, are named after it.
Nearly the entire Congo is readily navigable, and with railways now bypassing the three major falls, much of the trade of central Africa passes along it, including copper, palm oil (as kernels), sugar, coffee, and cotton.
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 Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banana is a seaport and a township in the Bas-Congo province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the Atlantic coast.
Following the Conference of Berlin (1884-85) the European powers recognized Léopold's claim to the Congo basin, and in a ceremony (1885) at Banana, the king announced the establishment of the Congo Free State, headed by himself, beginning the dark period of European rule.
Transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana,_Congo   (273 words)

  
 The Economy and Political Economic History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire
The Congo is not navigable very far from the ocean because the river drops hundreds of meters in the space of a few hundred kilometers.
French explorers entered the region north of the Congo River and France asserted a claim to territory that at one time was called Congo-Brazzaville and is now the Republic of the Congo.
Moïse Tshombe was born in 1919 in Kusumba in the Belgian Congo to a family of the Lunda tribal grouping.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/congo.htm   (6213 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the : History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
It is one-quarter the size of the U.S. The principal rivers are the Ubangi and Bomu in the north and the Congo in the west, which flows into the Atlantic.
The country was renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997, which had been its name before Mobutu changed it to Zaire in 1971.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bibliography - Bibliography See C. Young, Politics in the Congo (1965); R. Anstey, King Leopold's Legacy: The...
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 In Congo, Hunger and Disease Erode Democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Aveba, Congo - The first time the Congolese Army tried to take this village back from the militias that have fought for it since the civil war supposedly ended in 2002, the government soldiers cut and ran.
Congo was ruled for 32 years by Mobutu Sese Seko, who named it Zaire and held the country hostage by his rapacious and iron-fisted rule.
Mobutu was deposed in 1997, the nation, renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has been caught in the murderous grip of rival militias, both homegrown and backed by neighboring countries.
www.truthout.org /docs_2006/062306H.shtml   (1557 words)

  
 PC(USA) - Worldwide Ministries: Congo - Facts at a Glance
Through populations inhabiting, migrating into or colonizing the vast peripheries of this river system, a complex geopolitical unity was formed, the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo.
Official name: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also referred to as Congo (Kinshasa) to be distinguished from neighboring Congo (Brazzaville); former Belgium Congo, Zaire.
The principal seaports are Matadi, Boma and Banana on the Lower Congo.
www.pcusa.org /worldwide/congo/facts.htm   (1221 words)

  
 CNN - Anti-Kabila revolt spreads to Congo's west - August 6, 1998
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (CNN) -- A Tutsi-led revolt against President Laurent Kabila spread to the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday, with fighting in an oil town and a naval base on the Atlantic Coast.
The government official said that reinforcements were being sent to the east, where the revolt erupted on Sunday in the town of Goma on the border with Rwanda and spread to nearby Bukavu.
Rwanda's Tutsi-dominated army and Congo's ethnic Tutsi Banyamulenge community have spearheaded the seven-month bush war that toppled veteran dictator Mobutu Sese Seko and propelled Kabila to power in May 1997.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/africa/9808/06/congo.01   (772 words)

  
 1BluePlanet Congo Democratic Republic
Since 1997, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC; formerly called Zaire) has been rent by ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow in 1994 of refugees from the fighting in Rwanda and Burundi.
The government of former president MOBUTU Sese Seko was toppled by a rebellion led by Laurent KABILA in May 1997; his regime was subsequently challenged by a Rwanda- and Uganda-backed rebellion in August 1998.
In October 2002, the new president was successful in getting occupying Rwandan forces to withdraw from eastern Congo; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and set up a government of national unity.
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 UNICEF - Congo, Democratic Republic of the -
UNICEF - Congo, Democratic Republic of the -
DUBIE, Democratic Republic of Congo, 30 January 2006 - A young mother’s wailing pierces the air, as a group of men prepare her baby’s grave.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, 24 October 2005 — Only now emerging from a long history of war, the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a future where poverty and disease, especially HIV/AIDS, will be the enemies and soldiers of a different kind will be needed for the battle.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/drcongo_newsline.html   (1052 words)

  
 Marineafric - YOUR CYBER WINDOW TO AFRICA MARITIME INFORMATION AND RESEARCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From BOMA: Departure of Matadi; berthed at quay from 06:00 until 15:30, coming from Banana, From 06:00 until 16:00 Departure for Banana; Berthed at quay from 06:00 until 14:30, coming from Matadi and passing Boma after the mentioned hours must anchor at Boma until the next morning.
Its hinterland covers the whole spread of the Republic of Zaire, that is 2 345 000 km².
Between Banana and Boma, owing to sandbanks, the permitted draft is between 6.4 and 8.53 m depending on the season.
www.marineafric.com /english/gen-info/ports/port_congo_dr.htm   (1737 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo: History
Make or break elections loom: at the end of this month, DR Congo will stage perhaps its most pivotal event in modern times as the......
Regional framework for state reconstruction in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Diagnosing the crisis in the Republic of Congo.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0857522.html   (3492 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: Democratic Republic of The Congo - Oil And Gas Industry: Exploration & Production - Exploration
Exploration for oil and gas in DRC began in the 1960's along the country's 22 km Atlantic Ocean coastline at the estuary of the Congo River (Congo) which is sandwiched between the prolific offshore producing region of northern Angola and its oil-rich enclave of Cabinda.
Congo became an oil producer in 1976 when its offshore fields came on stream.
Congo's entire crude output is exported as its crude characteristics are incompatible with the country's only refinery configuration.
www.mbendi.co.za /indy/oilg/ogus/af/zr/p0005.htm   (597 words)

  
 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Bananas are unusual in that they work for constipation too.
Banana (http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/banana.html) by Julia Morton, Fruits of Warm Climates, pp.
Banana Fruit Facts (http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/banana.html) California Rare Fruit Growers Organization.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Banana   (824 words)

  
 Banana (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A banana is tropical treelike plant and the elongated curved fruit it bears.
Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a town
A banana boat (or water sled), often referred to simply as a banana, is a buoyant recreational boat designed to be pulled by a larger boat.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banana_(disambiguation)   (191 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic Of The - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic (1995 est.
Congo lies astride the equator, and virtually all of the country is part of the vast Congo
(1884-85) the European powers recognized Leopold's claim to the Congo basin, and in a ceremony (1885) at Banana, the king announced the establishment of the Congo Free State, headed by himself.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=Congo-Kin   (4179 words)

  
 IPGRI-SSA Banana Networks
It has 12 country (Benin, Cameroun, the Central African Republic, The Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Senegal) and three institutional (IITA, CRBP and INIBAP) members.
BARNESA was formed in October 1994 by a consortium of national, regional and international research organizations with an interest in banana research in the region.
The network comprises 10 NARS: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Republic of South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
www.ipgri.cgiar.org /regions/ssa/Networking/banana.htm   (325 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo: diary from the field
Democratic Republic of the Congo: diary from the field
The road climbed and dipped over the deeply indented shores of the lake, as long fingers of headland stretched into the calm waters.
It could have been the Mediterranean coast of Turkey but for the banana plantations and exotic white trumpet flowers fringing the shore.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/congo-kinshasa-stories-220606   (2549 words)

  
 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to security and political uncertainties.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) is now an independent republic situated to the north of Zambia; it is the third largest country in Africa.
Economy—overview: The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—a nation endowed with vast potential wealth—has declined significantly since the mid-1980s.
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo Information and Online Map - Map Town Ltd.
Background: Since 1994 the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC; formerly called Zaire) has been rent by ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees from the fighting in Rwanda and Burundi.
Economy - overview: The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - has declined drastically since the mid-1980s.
The new government instituted a tight fiscal policy that initially curbed inflation and currency depreciation, but these small gains were quickly reversed when the foreign-backed rebellion in the eastern part of the country began in August 1998.
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo: History
(founded in the 14th cent.), centered in modern N Angola but including extreme W Congo and a Luba empire (founded in the early 16th cent.), centered around lakes Kisale and Upemba in central Katanga.
The Portuguese had little influence on the Congo until the late 18th cent., when the African and mulatto traders (called
(1884–85) the European powers recognized Leopold's claim to the Congo basin, and in a ceremony (1885) at Banana, the king announced the establishment of the Congo Free State, headed by himself.
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 Checklist of the birds of Congo
This checklist covers the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre).
Total species observed in the D.R.C. is 1.140, as of February 14th 2005 with Chiffchaff and Mountain Pipit Anthus hoeschi being the most recent additions.
September 1955 in south-east Tshuapa, misidentified among White-winged Terns in the museum.
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 Hat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 1482 Portuguese navigator Diogo Cao reached the Congo River estuary and encountered the Kongo kingdom, which was ruled by a king with a network of provincial governors, advisers and village chiefs.
Kongo artists fashioned caps from palm, pineapple or banana leaves as well as cotton.
The interior fibers of the leaves were stripped, dried and shredded into thin threads.
www.nmafa.si.edu /exhibits/hatssite/95-2-1.htm   (166 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo facts from ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Democratic Republic of the Congo facts from ALS International
Since 1994 the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DROC; formerly called Zaire) has been rent by ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees from the fighting in Rwanda and Burundi.
Democratic Social Christian Party or PDSC [Andre BO-BOLIKO]; Popular Movement of the Revolution or MPR [leader NA]; Unified Lumumbast Party or PALU [Antoine GIZENGA]; Union for Democracy and Social Progress or UDPS [Etienne TSHISEKEDI wa Mulumba]; Union of Federalists and Independent Republicans or UFERI [Kouyoumba MUCHULI Mulembe]
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