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  Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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.
It borders on 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.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/r/re/republic_of_the_congo.html   (624 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It borders on Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola and the Gulf of Guinea.
Congo was given to King Leopold II of Belgium in the Conference of Berlin in 1885.
Clockwise from the west, it is bounded by Angola, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, the Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania across Lake Tanganyika, and Zambia.
en.freepedia.org /Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo.html   (1596 words)

  
 CONK! Encyclopedia: Soukous   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
This national music was not founded solely on Congolese musical forms, but took influences from West African highlife music as well as from foreign musical genres, especially from Cuba and other Caribbean countries - rhythms that were not entirely foreign to Congo, having been founded to varying degrees on musical traditions from this area.
Music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Soukous   (1198 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its borders are Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Gulf of Guinea.
Main article: History of the Republic of the Congo 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.
Main article: Politics of the Republic of the Congo The most important of the many parties are the Democratic and Patriotic Forces or FDP [Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president], an alliance consisting of:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_Congo   (904 words)

  
 DRC Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the new name for a nation that in 1997 saw the collapse of a corrupt, thirty-year dictatorship.
The Federal Republic of Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Congo's government, rebels and opposition parties signed a peace accord Tuesday to end four years of civil war and set up a transitional government to lead Africa's third-largest nation to its first democratic elections since independence in 1960.
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, between 1971 and 1999 called Zaire, is a nation in central Africa.
The rape of the Congo Free State stands alone as the single most brutal and greedy episode of colonisation in modern history.
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 country has declined drastically since the mid-1980s.
usapedia.com /d/democratic-republic-of-the-congo.html   (944 words)

  
 Geography (from Congo) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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.
Thereafter, the term French Congo was used to designate the Middle Congo, until it became the Congo Republic (1959; now the 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.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-129483?tocId=129483   (895 words)

  
 Congo - Anno
He started a website that has lots of African music for the viewer to listen to along with an area for his audience to send in more mystery songs to be identified.
The Grove Dictionary of Music like the Grove Dictionary of Art is an encyclopedic resource but it has much more information is better updated as it does name Zaire as the more recent name of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Influential music from other areas and countries are included and discussed as to their relevance and impact on the music of The Democratic Republic of Congo today.
www1.appstate.edu /~bentore/oldworld/congo_-_anno.htm   (1854 words)

  
 Never Again? - Without urgent action, we'll be watching Hotel Congo in 2014. By Michael J. Kavanagh
In the two weeks before Hotel Rwanda opened nationwide, both the International Crisis Group and the International Rescue Committee released reports warning that the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the brink of returning to full-scale war—a war that, to a large extent, was borne out of the Rwandan genocide.
Congo is filled with shades of gray, and no one's hands are clean—not the Tutsi-supported militias or the RPF who stopped the genocide; obviously not the Hutu génocidaires or the Hutu-supported militias; not the Congolese military groups of other ethnicities or the Congolese transitional government.
Congo is a nation-building commitment extraordinaire, one that will take sustained efforts on all sides and one where success could go some small way toward redressing the mistakes of Rwanda.
www.slate.com /id/2111642   (1322 words)

  
 Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Republic of the Congo is often known as "Congo-Brazzaville".
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is sometimes known as "Congo-Kinshasa" or simply DRC.
It was once a Belgian colony known as Congo Free State and Belgian Congo, depending on the period.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Congo.htm   (329 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Kinshasa (Democratic Republic Of The Congo Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Major industries are food and beverage processing, tanning, construction, ship repairing, and the manufacture of chemicals, mineral oils, textiles, and cement, but the city's economic life collapsed in the 1990s as a result of the political turmoil in the country.
A transportation hub, Kinshasa is the terminus of the railroad from Matadi and of navigation on the Congo River from Kisangani; the international airport is a major link for African air traffic with Europe and the Americas.
There is motorboat service to Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo, on the opposite bank of Pool Malebo.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/K/Kinshasa.html   (430 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Congo-Brazzaville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A blanket ban on hunting in the Republic of Congo has made life even more difficult for the Baka community, an indigenous hunter-gatherer group living in the rain forests near the timber-concession areas in the north of the country.
A minister in the Republic of Congo has condemned looting that took place last week in a southern suburb of the capital, Brazzaville, during fighting between the army and rebels known as the Ninjas.
The Republic of Congo (ROC) has banned the importation of poultry in efforts to prevent avian influenza, an official of the Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.
allafrica.com /congo_brazzaville   (512 words)

  
 FTCOG: Missions: Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We are overjoyed to inform you concerning the crusade held by Bishop Douglas Graham in Kinshasa the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo from July 2 thru 4, 2004.
Most of the time, landlords increase the rent and whenever we are not able to pay we are compelled to quite from that place to another, thus we lose some church members in doing so.
Congo being the wrecked country, devoted ministers are not able to pay the school fees for their training either abroad or in the country.
familytabernacle.org /congo.html   (792 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo News
South African National Defence Force peacekeeping troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing 22 cases of alleged sexual misconduct, according to Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota.
Congo's Hippos Are Being Hunted, and Eaten, to Extinction; Only 800 Left, Down From 29,000 in '70s An unidentified villager stands in front of the Rutshuru river that was once the site of a large hippo...
A political editor and his wife were shot and killed overnight on Thursday in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in what appeared to be a political assassination amid a wave of intimidation of...
www.topix.net /world/democratic-republic-of-the-congo   (1329 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)

  
 Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) - Travel Guide
The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) is situated in Central Africa and it crosses the equator in the north-central region.
the third largest country in Africa, it is bordered with Central African Republic to the north, Sudan to the northeast, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east, Zambia to the south and southeast, Angola to the southwest, and Angola and the Congo Republic to the west.
The enormous semicircular bend in the river delineates a central depression known as the cuvette, with an average altitude of 1,300 ft. Around this densely forested section, which covers nearly half the area of the country, a succession of plateaus rise gradually to height of over 5,000 ft in the northeast and southeast.
www.africaguide.com /country/zaire   (335 words)

  
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The Republic of the Congo is very much behind in the submission of its reports to the various committees set up under the conventions to which it is a party.
Although the Republic of the Congo has not submitted a report to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the question of the Congo was considered at the fifty-fourth session (1-19 March 1999).
The Republic of the Congo is also host to refugees from the Cabinda enclave (21,000, of whom 6,000 are assisted by UNHCR) and Rwanda (7,000).
www.hri.ca /fortherecord2000/documentation/commission/e-cn4-2000-30.htm   (3712 words)

  
 Republic Of The Congo Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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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.
popularityguide.com /encyclopedia/Republic_of_the_Congo   (1137 words)

  
 UN Chronicle: Democratic Republic Of The Congo - United Nations relations with Congo - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On 22 June, the Security Council called on all parties to cease hostilities throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cooperate with the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and implement all provisions of the Lusaka Agreement and relevant Council resolutions.
Stressing that the two countries had violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Council demanded that they withdraw all their troops from the territory "without further delay".
Annan hoped that with the demilitarization of Kisangani the Democratic Republic of the Congo would move closer to a comprehensive ceasefire and eventually to a stable and durable peace.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1309/is_2_37/ai_66579853   (571 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Sports Links - RealSportsNetwork.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood.
That is all." (Oscar Wilde) Congo, Democratic Republic of the The gods too are fond of a joke.
-- Samuel Butler Congo, Democratic Republic of the When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
www.realsportsnetwork.com /Soccer_CAF_Congo,_Democratic_Republic_of_the.html   (1759 words)

  
 Bib - DR of Congo
Congo Colossus: The Life and Legacy of Franco and OK Jazz.
“The Evolution of Urban Music in Democratic Republic of Congo During the Second and Third Decades (1975-1995) of the Second Republic.” Journal of the International Library of African Music.
“The Genesis of Urban Music in Zaire.” African Music.
www1.appstate.edu /~bentore/world/bib_-_dr_of_congo.htm   (315 words)

  
 UN Chronicle: Democratic Republic of the Congo - violations of human rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Taking note of the stated willingness of the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to try any of its nationals implicated in the alleged massacres, the Council urged Member States to cooperate with the Governments of the DRC and Rwanda in the investigation and prosecution of those persons.
The Government protested against what it described as the failure of the mission to respect the agreed space and time period of the investigation; interference in the internal political affairs of the Congo; failure to respect the cultural values of the region being investigated; and a deliberate attempt to instigate incidents inimical to the Government.
On 23 June, the UNHCR had estimated the number of Angolan refugees crossing the border into the Democratic Republic of the Congo at around 10,000.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1309/is_3_35/ai_54259341   (696 words)

  
 Congo - Brazzaville on the Internet
Current news on the Congo, facts about the Congo, directory with photographs of President Denis Sassou N'Guesso and the cabinet, the full text, in Adobe PDF format, of the "White Book (published in June 1998) relates the 1993-1994 and 1997 Civil Wars in the Congo Brazzaville," Congo-related links.
ECOFAC, funded by the European Union, is concerned with the environment and biodiversity of forests, animal life, etc. in the Cameroun, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome.
The mission of Forests.org is to "contribute to the conservation of rainforests, forests, biodiversity, indigenous cultures and the climate..." Based in Madison, Wisconsin.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/congob.html   (2384 words)

  
 The culture history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
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)

  
 allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa
SA National Defence Force peacekeeping troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are facing 22 cases of alleged sexual misconduct, according to Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota.
The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) is assisting the country's troops in cordon and search missions in the troubled east, where Ugandan rebels have been sighted and into which Ugandan-based soldiers were reported to have crossed briefly last month.
Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked the release of a consignment of eggs from India at the port of Matadi because of suspicion that they could be contaminated with the Avian Influenza A virus (H5N1), or the bird flu.
allafrica.com /congo_kinshasa   (1155 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A new page based on the new template is being worked on at Talk:Republic of the Congo/proposed new RoC, please make any changes you want to make on that page.
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo/Brazzaville, and Congo (but not to be confused with its larger neighbor to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire), is a former French colony of west-central Africa.
Culture of the Republic of the Congo (Music of the Republic of the Congo)
usapedia.com /r/republic-of-the-congo.html   (184 words)

  
 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Multimedia and History
One of the features of the 19th century was the effort by elite ("classical") composers to research and use the traditional music of their "nations".
Repeatedly musicians and entertainers in these complex new milieus have created new types of music - music which draws upon the old muscial language of the regions of origin, but fuses with urban and "pop" traditions, in order to address the new issues.
Such musical innovation and fusion has not happened with every case of migration to urban areas, but it sufficiently common that it ought, perhaps, receive more scholarly attention than it has.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modmusic.html   (1069 words)

  
 funkwit: The Democratic Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I'm sure there was a good reason for the country formerly known as Zaire to change its name to the Democratic Republic of the Congo a few years ago.
I'm sure that the name ‘Congo’ has great cultural significance, too, coming as it does from the name of the ancient African kingdom of Bakongo.
Calling yourselves ‘Democratic Republic of the Congo’ when there's already a ‘Republic of the Congo’ is bullshit.
funkwit.com /blowhole?rant=quickies&entry=Drcongo   (539 words)

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