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  History of the Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First settled by Mbuti, Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states.
Congo benefited from the postwar expansion of colonial administrative and infrastructural spending as a result of its central geographic location within AEF and the federal capital at Brazzaville.
Congo's first president was Fulbert Youlou, a former Catholic priest from the Pool region in the southeast.
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 Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French colony of west-central Africa.
Its borders are Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea.
To the south and east it is bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the Ubangi River, across which is the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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 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.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic (1995 est.
Congo, Democratic Republic of the: History - History Early History The indigenous inhabitants of the region of the Congo were probably Pygmies,...
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 History of the Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In early October, Angola n troops invaded Congo on the side of Sassou and, in mid-October, the Lissouba government fell.
Stereoviews of the Congo Free State and Belgian Congo Antique 3D stereoscopic photographs of the Congo Free State and the Belgian Congo.
The Kodak vs. the King The Congo Reform Association's use of photographic evidence of atrocities to build its case against King Leopold's rule of the Congo Free State.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-History_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.html   (1630 words)

  
 History of the Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First settled by Mbuti, Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupiedparts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo,forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states.
Congo benefited from the postwar expansion of colonial administrative andinfrastructural spending as a result of its central geographic location within AEF and the federal capital at Brazzaville.
Congo's first president was Fulbert Youlou, a former Catholic priestfrom the Pool region in the southeast.
www.therfcc.org /history-of-the-republic-of-the-congo-148177.html   (1148 words)

  
 History of the Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First settled by Mbuti Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of Angola Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo forming the basis for ethnic affinities rivalries among those states.
King Leopold February 5 1885 established the Congo as a personal Between 1882 and 1891 treaties were secured all the main local rulers on the right bank placing their lands under French In 1908 France organized French Equatorial Africa (AEF) comprising its colonies of Middle (modern Congo) Gabon Chad and Oubangui-Chari (modern Central African Republic).
Congo benefited from the postwar expansion colonial administrative and infrastructural spending as a of its central geographic location within AEF the federal capital at Brazzaville.
www.freeglossary.com /Republic_of_the_Congo/History   (1170 words)

  
 history of the republic of the congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dictionary Definition of history of the republic of the congo
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, a French empire builder, competed with agents of Belgian King Leopold's International Congo Association (later Zaire) for control of the Congo River basin.
King Leopold, on February 5, 1885 established the Congo as a personal possession.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /history_of_the_republic_of_the_congo.html   (1278 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the -> History on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
Because he did not have sufficient funds to develop the Congo, Leopold sought and received loans from the Belgian parliament in 1889 and 1895, in return for which Belgium was given the right to annex the Congo in 1901.
However, the Republic of the Congo (as the nation was then called) soon began to be pulled apart by ethnic and personal rivalries, often encouraged by Belgian interests.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Congo-Kin_History.asp   (3669 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Congo, Democratic Republic of the : History : Early History (Democratic Republic Of The Congo Political ...
Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Democratic Republic Of The Congo Political Geography
The indigenous inhabitants of the region of the Congo were probably Pygmies, who lived in small numbers in the equatorial forests of the north and northeast.
Notable among the states were the kingdom of Kongo (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.
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 History of the Congo, Republic of the
First inhabited by Pygmies, Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states.
A new constitution was drafted in 2001, approved by the provisional legislature (National Transition Council), and approved by the people of Congo in a national referendum in January 2002.
The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers with significant potential for offshore development.
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 Government and History (from Congo, Democratic Republic of the) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
It is bordered to the west by Gabon, to the northwest by Cameroon, to the north by the Central African Republic, and to the east and south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), usually simply called Congo, a small African nation lying west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa)—the country formerly known as Zaire, east of Gabon, and south of Cameroon and the Central African Republic in equatorial Africa.
History is a science—a branch of knowledge that uses specific methods and tools to achieve its goals.
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 The culture history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The culture history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The history in general of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
As the Democratic Republic of Congo's five-year civil war winds down—and traffic on the river reopens on long stretches that were closed during the conflict—trade in bushmeat is set to increase.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/35/index-ef.html   (202 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the: History
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).
Fighting between militias and UN peacekeepers occurred in NE Congo during the first half of 2005, as the area remained unpacified and some of the militias resisted disarming.
Because of the fighting and tensions within the government and logistical issues (a new constitution was not approved by the interim parliament until May, 2005) the elections scheduled to be held by June, 2005, were postponed into 2006.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0857522.html   (3439 words)

  
 The Democratic Republic of Congo - Global Issues
Eastern Congo Ravaged from Human Rights Watch's 2000 report details some of the human rights violations and actions of various parties including the responses from the international community, including the UN, USA and European Union.
No End in Sight; The human tragedy of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo another Policy Paper, August 2001, provides updates to their previous report on the various issues such as the political, humanitarian and socioeconomic situations as well as a renewal of the criticisms.
Report of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a report (in PDF format) from the United Nations Security Council, detailing the illegal exploitation by countries and corporations.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/Africa/DRC.asp   (5181 words)

  
 The history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo—Kinshasa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The retrospective history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The economic history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The working-class history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/35/index-e.html   (116 words)

  
 Democratic republic of the Congo
A short history of the Democratic republic of the Congo from colonization to the present day.
In the tragic history of European colonialism in Africa, few stories match the horror inflicted in what is today called The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
The Congo region of central Africa was one of the last regions of the world to be “discovered” and mapped by Europeans during a famous expedition undertaken by Henry Morton Stanley with the economic support of the Belgian Crown.
papa.essortment.com /democraticrepub_raob.htm   (600 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of Congo DRC on the Internet
Causes of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the way forward" by Claude Kabemba) and the complete texts of their most recent policy briefs ("From dilemma to détente: Pretoria's policy options on the DRC and Great Lakes" by Francis Kornegay and Chris Landsberg.
Held the Montreal Conference on Durable Peace and Democratic Development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, (Jan. 1999) and the International Non-Governmental Commission of Inquiry into the Massive Violations of Human Rrights Committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaïre) 1996-1997, (Aug. 1998).
Congo The Transition, by Ernest Wamba dia Wamba and Mandisi Majavu.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/zaire.html   (9456 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa
A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced eight presidential guardsmen to life imprisonment on Tuesday for the murder of an official of the national aviation agency.
Representatives of the governments of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda are due to meet on Thursday in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to discuss ways of handling foreign armed groups operating in eastern Congo, UN News reported.
UGANDA is seeking to re-enter neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in the wake of security threats by the rebels Lord's Resistance Army rebels.
allafrica.com /congo_kinshasa   (1167 words)

  
 African Studies Center | Congo Page
The new Constitution of the Congo was approved by referendum on 15 March 1992 with more than 96% assent.
Situated in the north of the Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), the Nouabal-Ndoki National Park was created in 1993 to conserve, in its natural state, one of the last examples of an untouched wilderness in the world.
The Nouabal-Ndoki National Park is one of the largest parks in the forested regions of central-west Africa, and contains almost 2 % of all Congo's forests.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Country_Specific/Congo.html   (260 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It borders on Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea.
French (official), Lingala and Monokutuba (lingua franca trade languages), many local languages and dialects (of which Kikongo has the most users)
The economy is a mixture of village agriculture and handicrafts, an industrial sector based largely on petroleum, support services, and a government characterized by budget problems and overstaffing.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/r/re/republic_of_the_congo.html   (624 words)

  
 Promise.org - Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - has declined drastically since the mid-1980s.
David's House of Refuge is the culmination of a dream that began years ago in the heart of Theresa Cox, a mother from Kansas and founder of Family Life Resource Center, Inc. For the past five years, Theresa has been in preparation for the work that she is now doing.
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 African Studies Center | Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) Page
The American Museum of Natural History sponsored an expedition to the Belgian Congo with Herbert Lang leading the expedition and James P. Chapin as his assistant.
Democratic Republic of the Congo and the IMF
Rainforests in the central and northern regions of the Congo Democratic Republic, (formerly Zaire), occupy more than half of the countrys total area of nearly one million square miles.
www.sas.upenn.edu /African_Studies/Country_Specific/Zaire.html   (690 words)

  
 History of Democratic Republic of Congo
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.
Following a series of riots and unrest, the Belgian Congo was granted its independence on June 30, 1960.
Parliamentary elections in 1960 produced Patrice Lumumba as prime minister and Joseph Kasavubu as president of the renamed Democratic Republic of the Congo.
www.historyofnations.net /africa/drcongo.html   (1173 words)

  
 History of the Republic of the Congo - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
History of the Republic of the Congo - FreeEncyclopedia
First settled by Mbuti[?], Congo was later settled by Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Zaire,[?] forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states.
Pierre Sauvignon de Brazza[?], a French empire builder, competed with agents of Belgian King Leopold's International Congo Association[?] (later Zaire) for control of the Congo River basin.
openproxy.ath.cx /hi/History_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo.html   (1195 words)

  
 The economic history of the Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The economic history of the Republic of the Congo
The environmental history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Company re-releases its news release of March 23, 1998 which clarified its relationship with the Democratic Republic of the Congo and makes public a letter, dated March 20, 1998, which its Chief Executive Officer addressed to the government.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/35/index-ec.html   (183 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Eduseek
Subjects > History > History - 12+ > Continents and Countries > Africa > Central Africa > Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Democratic Republic of the Congo - History -
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 Zaire : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
The Challenge of Territorial Nationalism: Lumumba and the MNC
The Second Republic, 1965-90: The Rebirth of Bula Matari
Bantu-Speakers of the Congo River Basin and Its Environs
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/zrtoc.html   (84 words)

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