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  Congo (Kinshasa) (06/07)
D.R.C. lies on the Equator, with one-third of the country to the north and two-thirds to the south.
The area known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo was populated as early as 10,000 years ago and settled in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. by Bantus from present-day Nigeria.
The Congo was the world's fourth-largest producer of industrial diamonds during the 1980s, and diamonds continue to dominate exports, accounting for over half of exports ($642 million) in 2003.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2823.htm   (4617 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo travel guide - Wikitravel
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Republique Democratique du Congo) (Abbreviated:DROC) is a country in Central Africa.
The country is also known as Congo-Kinshasa to distinguish it from its northern neighbor, the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville).
The Democratic Republic of the Congo should be considered a high-risk destination, particularly outside Kinshasa, Goma and Kisangani.
wikitravel.org /en/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo   (0 words)

  
  Congo, Democratic Republic of the
This Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for the Democratic Republic of the Congo issued March 27, 2007.
Travelers to the DRC frequently experience difficulties at the airport and other ports of entry, such as temporary detention, passport confiscation and demands by immigration and security personnel for unofficial “special fees.” Visas are not available at ports of entry.
U.S. citizens who travel to or remain in the DRC despite this Travel Warning are strongly urged to register with the Embassy in Kinshasa or through the State Department’s travel registration website at https://travelregistration.state.gov.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_2198.html   (656 words)

  
  Democratic Republic of the Congo - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) is located in South Central Africa with a narrow strip of land on the northern bank of the Zaire River.
It is bound by the Republic of Congo and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Angola to the southwest, Zambia to the southeast, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda to the east, Sudan to the northeast and the Central African Republic to the north and northwest.
CLIMATE: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) is crossed by the Equator and the seasons are reversed in the north and south.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/DemRepCongo.htm   (1702 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It borders the Central African Republic and Sudan on the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania on the east, Zambia and Angola on the south, and the Republic of the Congo on the west
The Congo territory was acquired formally by Leopold at the Conference of Berlin in 1885.
The Congo is situated at the heart of the west-central portion of sub-Saharan Africa and is bounded by (Clockwise from the west) Angola, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania across Lake Tanganyika, and Zambia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo   (5063 words)

  
 Economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sparsely populated in relation to its area, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to a vast potential of natural resources and mineral wealth, yet the economy of the DROC has declined drastically since the mid-1980s.
The Congo was the world's fourth-largest producer of industrial diamonds during the 1980s, and diamonds continue to dominate exports, accounting for $717 million or 52% of exports in 1997.
With relative peace in the country during 2003, the DRC aims to increase its exports of electricity to Zimbabwe and South Africa to 500 megawatts from 210 megawatts (mostly from the Inga dam).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo   (1118 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - MSN Encarta
Democratic Republic of the Congo or Congo-Kinshasa, nation in central Africa, a vast country of dense forests traversed by the powerful Congo River.
The DRC is bounded on the north by the Central African Republic and Sudan; on the east by Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Lake Tanganyika (which separates the DRC from Tanzania); on the south by Zambia and Angola; and on the west by the Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda.
The DRC has a total area of 2,344,885 sq km (905,365 sq mi) and is the third largest country in Africa, after Sudan and Algeria.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561261/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.html   (878 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Simple English Wikipedia
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the country formerly known as Zaïre.
When it got its independence from Belgium in the year 1960, it was first called the Republic of the Congo.
A French colony that got its independence was also called the Republic of the Congo.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo   (197 words)

  
 Congo, Republic of
It borders Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Angola exclave of Cabinda, with a short stretch of coast on the South Atlantic.
Republic of the Congo - Congo, Republic of the, republic (2005 est.
Diagnosing the crisis in the Republic of Congo.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107427.html   (904 words)

  
 CHARLES BRAY's Democratic Republic of the Cong Journal
Republic Of Congo: Militia leaders in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri region have been urged to stop fighting and back national moves to democracy.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaire republic in 1995 estimated population 44,061,000, and 905,000 square miles 2,344,000 square km, central Africa.
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.
www.greatestcities.com /users/cbray5003/Africa/Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo   (3308 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo facts, Democratic Republic of the Congo travel videos, flags, photos - National ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Straddling the Equator, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the third largest country in Africa (after Sudan and Algeria).
The forested Congo River basin occupies 60 percent of the nation's area, creating a central region that is a communication barrier between the capital, Kinshasa, in the west, the mountainous east, and the southern mineral-rich highlands.
In 1960 the Belgian Congo became independent as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
www.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_demrepcongo.html   (598 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
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.
Towards conflict transformation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with specific reference to the model of Kumar Rupesinghe.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0198161.html   (1392 words)

  
 USCCB - (MRS) - Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is on the path to growth and development.
This means that the Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest population and the second largest land area in the Sub-Saharan Africa, i.e., 2.3 million sq.
Central Congo until recently was one of the world's leading producers of industrial diamonds, and gold deposits have been found in the western and northeastern Congo.
www.usccb.org /mrs/pcmr/ethnicities/congo.shtml   (1820 words)

  
 WTO | Democratic Republic of the Congo - Member information
Democratic Republic of the Congo and the WTO
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been a member of WTO since 1 January 1997.
Dispute cases involving the Democratic Republic of the Congo back to top
www.wto.org /english/thewto_e/countries_e/democratic_republique_congo_e.htm   (0 words)

  
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Thousands of Congolese civilians are on the move in the Masisi and Rutshuru districts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) strife-torn North Kivu province.
They are fleeing their homes amid reports of renewed fighting and rising tensions between government forces, renegade troops and rebel groups.
Since last December, the number of newly displaced in North Kivu is estimated to have surpassed 180,000 and continues to grow.
www.alertnet.org /thenews/newsdesk/UNHCR/086f6a50e222494333b982c33016918b.htm   (0 words)

  
 Congo Kinshasa: The Democratic Republic of Congo Permanent Mission to the UN
Congo Kinshasa: The Democratic Republic of Congo Permanent Mission to the UN ACP - Les bulletins quotidiens de l’Agence Congolaise de Presse sont maintenant offerts gracieusement sur ce site.
Be a part of the Friends of Congo community and promote your products or services.
Democratic republic of the Congo - république démocratique du congo
www.un.int /drcongo   (0 words)

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