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  Republic of the Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Republic of the Congo also known as Middle Congo Congo-Brazzaville and Congo (but not to be confused with Democratic Republic of the Congo formerly Zaire which was also at 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 bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the Ubangi River across which is the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo.
www.freeglossary.com /Republic_of_the_Congo   (978 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo - Search View - MSN Encarta
Republic of the Congo or Congo-Brazzaville, republic in west central Africa, bounded on the north by Cameroon and the Central African Republic, on the east and south by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire), on the southwest by Angola (Cabinda enclave) and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Gabon.
Cassava, pineapples, plantains, bananas, peanuts, maize, and avocados are the principal subsistence crops raised in the Congo.
The kingdom of Loango extended north and east from the river, and that of the Bakongo controlled the land near the mouth of the Congo River southward to the Cuanza River.
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 Congo, Democratic Republic of the - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Congo lies astride the equator, and virtually all of the country is part of the vast Congo River drainage basin.
The Congo's mineral wealth is the mainstay of the economy, but the development of the mining industry has occurred at the expense of commercial agriculture.
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 /doc/1E1-congo-k1in.html   (4668 words)

  
 afrol News - Central Africa
afrol News - The confirmation of four new cases of polio in the Equateur province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has brought the total number of cases to 27 this year.
This is the second time that his leave to treat an old injury had expired.
afrol News - Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been reeling with the effects of devastating conflicts, which according to the Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Jean-Claude Muyambo, results to the displacement of at least six million people in recent years.
www.afrol.com /regions/central_africa   (463 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
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).
www.bartleby.com /65/co/Congo-Kin.html   (4090 words)

  
 Politics of the Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the Republic of the Congo takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The Republic of Congo is a one party dominant state with the Congolese Labour Party in power.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_Republic_of_the_Congo   (526 words)

  
 Congo, Republic of: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
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.
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 ipedia.com: Republic of the Congo Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Middle Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, and Congo, is a former French colony of west-central Africa.
Its capital, Brazzaville, is located on the Congo River,in the south of the country, immediately across from Kinshasa, the capital of the DR Congo.
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.ipedia.com /republic_of_the_congo.html   (677 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo - Gurupedia
Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, which was also at one time known as the Republic of the Congo), is a former French
To the south and east it is bounded by the Congo River and its tributary the
Gabon to the west, Cameroon and the Central African Republic to the north, and Cabinda (Angola) to the southwest.
www.gurupedia.com /r/re/republic_of_the_congo.htm   (601 words)

  
 Congo (Brazzaville) (11/06)
Congo's sparse population is concentrated in the southwestern portion of the country, leaving the vast areas of tropical jungle in the north virtually uninhabited.
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.
Congo benefited from the postwar expansion of colonial administrative and infrastructure spending as a result of its central geographic location within AEF and the federal capital at Brazzaville.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2825.htm   (3973 words)

  
 Republic of Congo
The nation borders the Angola enclave of Cabinda, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon.
The river flows between Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Brazzaville, the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo.
SE OF The Republic of Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa, with almost two-thirds of the population living in the urban conglomeration from Brazzaville to Pointe Moiré.
www.everyculture.com /Bo-Co/Republic-of-Congo.html   (2661 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo NICS/RNIS Acticles
The government of the Republic of Congo has launched a voluntary repatriation programme of IDPs in Brazzaville, in collaboration with UN agencies, NGOs and the Red Cross.
Map of the Republic of the Congo - Affected Populations by Province, Internally Displaced (January 2003)
The Republic of Congo has suffered heavily from a series of resurgent civil conflicts in the last six years that have forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.
www.unsystem.org /scn/Publications/RNIS/countries/congorepublic_all.htm   (8407 words)

  
 Congo, Republic of
Major political parties included the ruling Congolese Workers' Party, the Panafrican Union for Social Democracy, the Congolese Movement for Democracy and Integrated Development, the Union for Democracy and the Republic, the Rally for Democracy and Social Progress, and possibly as many as 200 others; however, all generally were ineffective.
This law could be used to exclude opponents from the political process, and the threat of charges under this law may dissuade political figures that are in exile from returning to the country.
The percentages of women and minorities in government and politics do not correspond to their percentages of the population; however, there were no legal restrictions on political participation by women or minority populations.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2001/af/8335.htm   (7289 words)

  
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The Republic of the Congo, also known as 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.
: Geography of the Republic of the Congo
www.naturemagics.com /world-guide/congo-brazzaville.shtm   (2475 words)

  
 Congo (Harpers.org)
Congo's President Laurent Kabila was assassinated by one of his bodyguards; Congolese, who recently had taken to exposing their bellies as Kabila drove by, to signify their hunger, evidently were unfazed by the news.
Congo's president Laurent Kabila was buried; he was killed by his bodyguards, all of whom were recruited by Kabila as children when he was a rebel commander.
Political violence continued in Kosovo, Gaza, Ivory Coast, Iraq, Sudan, Pakistan, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Thailand, and Syria; there was unrest in Haiti, where armed gangs continued to terrorize the people; in Congo, where the government put down a coup attempt; and in France, where firefighters battled police during a strike over retirement benefits.
www.harpers.org /Congo.html   (792 words)

  
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Congo’s oil is located entirely offshore and remains unrivalled as a source of revenue; petroleum royalties, however, accrue only to Congo’s internationally recognized sovereign.
Although he is currently the main actor in Congo not to participate in the patrimonial accommodation, this last round of violence seemed related to shortcomings, or perceived shortcomings, in the implementation of the 1999 peace accords, rather than to new grievances.
Conclusions Congo’s episodes of civil violence in the 1990s provide challenges and suggest amendments to prevailing theories regarding the curse of natural resource endowment and the determinants and dynamics of civil conflict in less developed countries.
www.politics.pomona.edu /penglebert/congo4.doc   (8224 words)

  
 Official Web Site of the Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of The Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
His brutal exploitation of the Congo eventually became an international cause célèbre, prompting Belgium to take over administration of the Congo, which remained a colony until agitation for independence forced Brussels to grant freedom on June 30, 1960.
When the Republic of the Congo came into existence (June, 1960) Lumumba was its first premier and minister of defense.
The country was renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo, its name before Mobutu changed it to Zaire in 1971.
www.un.int /drcongo/history   (1054 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.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Congo.html   (260 words)

  
 Congo - Brazzaville on the Internet
French explorer, founder of Brazzaville, Congo, Governor of the French Congo, born in Italy, 1852-1905.
Political association created in "...Paris à l'initiative de plusieurs responsables politiques congolais et de sympathisants français afin de faire connaître la gravité de la situation prévalant dans ce pays..." CERDEC history, news, letters, articles and structure of the developing CERDEC-CEI (ex-USSR).
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   (2633 words)

  
 African Studies Center | Democratic Republic of Congo Page
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.
As a result of the long distances between CDRs forests and commercial harbors, as well as a political crisis and armed conflicts in the region during the 1990s, most of the countrys forests remain relatively untouched.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Zaire.html   (689 words)

  
 TIME.com: The Deadliest War In The World -- Jun. 5, 2006 -- Page 1
Sitting on a bed in a refugee camp in Katanga, a cursed province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), Mukeya Ulumba, 28, recounts the epic losses she has suffered in recent months.
In Congo, a nation of 63 million people in the heart of Africa, a peace deal signed more than three years ago was supposed to halt a war that drew in belligerents from at least eight other countries, producing a record of human devastation unmatched in recent history.
Congo is no longer the playground of foreign armies.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,1198921,00.html   (885 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa
Security in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has improved, with numerous militia groups joining the United Nations-run disarmament programme, and calm returning in the east after fighting between the Congolese Army and partisans of a rogue general, the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) reported today.
Thousands of refugees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Central African Republic (CAR) are scheduled to be airlifted to their respective homes in Angola and Sudan in the coming months under United Nations repatriation programmes, the UN refugee agency reported today.
Despite the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) recent successful presidential elections, the international community must continue to help the nation improve its democratic institutions, security and economy, specialists on the region said December 18 at a panel hosted by the Brookings Institution in Washington.
allafrica.com /congo_kinshasa   (1046 words)

  
 CBC News In Depth: Congo
Congo Free State established under Leopold after being formally recognized by European powers at Conference of Berlin.
Congo's two main rebel leaders are sworn in as vice presidents in a new power-sharing government.
Also sworn in as vice presidents were a member of the political opposition and an ally of standing president Joseph Kabila.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/congo   (2080 words)

  
 CNN.com - U.N. considers multinational force in Democratic Republic of the Congo - May. 28, 2003
U.N. peacekeepers are present in the northeastern Congolese city of Bunia, but are not authorized to intervene in the conflict.
While the humanitarian situation deteriorates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the U.N. Security Council circulated a draft resolution Wednesday to authorize a multinational force to stabilize the security and humanitarian situation in Bunia, where much of the latest violence has occurred.
Ethnic violence has claimed hundreds of lives in recent weeks in Bunia and created a refugee crisis, as a result of fighting between the rival Hema minority and Lendu majority for control of the town.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/05/28/un.congo/index.html   (676 words)

  
 monuc.org
For this to happen, however, the international community should not abandon the DRC prematurely, but instead build a partnership with the newly elected authorities, consolidate peace, and promote economic recovery.
With the signing of the Nairobi pact on Friday December 15 2006 by DRC, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, it paves the way for security, stability and development in the region, after years of conflict.
DR Congo launches provincial assemblies in move to democracy
www.monuc.org /Home.aspx?lang=en   (262 words)

  
 Congo encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Congo politics and officials, Congo History. Travel to Congo
Congo encyclopedia : Cultural Information, Maps, Congo politics and officials, Congo History.
Congo is a name shared by two neighbouring countries in Central Africa, largely drained by the Congo River, and usually distinguished by their full official names and occasionally by adding their capital cities; the name is also used in prior political entities.
It also refers to the African subregion drained by the Congo River, located between the Gulf of Guinea and the African Great Lakes.
www.congoiworld.com   (274 words)

  
 Political Resources on the Net - Congo Kinshasa (ex-Zaire)
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Kinshasa (Former Zaire)
République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Mission Permanente de la République Démocratique du Congo auprès des Nations Unies à New York Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations in New York
www.politicalresources.net /congo-K.htm   (196 words)

  
 CNN.com - Fighting feeds Congo genocide fear - May. 8, 2003
Bunia, 50 miles from Uganda, and nearby areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo have suffered some of the worst atrocities in the mineral-rich country's war, which began when Uganda and Rwanda invaded in 1998 to back rebels fighting to topple the government in Kinshasa.
Uganda was one of five nations neighboring Congo which were sucked into a war in the country and which withdrew forces as part of a peace deal.
Human Rights Watch, based in the United States, said ethnic killings between Congo's Hema minority and Lendu majority have claimed at least 4,000 lives in the past eight months.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/05/08/congo.uganda   (531 words)

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