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  ipedia.com: Republic of the Congo Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
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.ipedia.com /republic_of_the_congo.html   (677 words)

  
  Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville (locally as Congo-Brazza), 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, Angola 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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republic_of_the_Congo   (1675 words)

  
 Category:Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category is for the Republic of the Congo, which is sometimes known as Congo-Brazzaville.
See Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo for articles about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is also known as Congo-Kinshasa and was formerly known as Zaire.
Roman Catholicism in the Republic of the Congo
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Republic_of_the_Congo   (185 words)

  
 Congo War
Most of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) was ruled by President Laurent Desire Kabila, whose Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Congo-Zaire (ADFL) overthrew the authoritarian regime of Mobutu Sese Seko by armed force in 1997.
Congo's five-year war is officially over and a transitional government is trying to shepherd the vast African nation to elections next year, but the peace process has come to a halt, largely because of the continued presence of armed groups in the east.
In May 2005 it was reported that Rwandan Hutu rebels based in eastern Congo were responsible for hundreds of summary executions, rapes, beatings and hostage-taking of Congolese civilians in the territory of Walungu, South Kivu Province, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/congo.htm   (5297 words)

  
 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Geographic Regions - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, ...
Several major geographic regions may be defined in terms of terrain and patterns of natural vegetation, namely the central Congo Basin, the uplands north and south of the basin, and the eastern highlands (see fig.
The average elevation of this region is about 600 meters, but it rises as high as 900 meters where it meets the western edge of the eastern highlands.
The eastern highlands region is the highest and most rugged portion of the country.
www.photius.com /countries/congo_democratic_republic_of_the/geography/congo_democratic_republic_of_the_geography_geographic_regions.html   (533 words)

  
 USCCB - (MRS) - Democratic Republic of the Congo
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.
The Congo is an example of helpful ecumenical cooperation among the major Christian groups — Catholics, who are the largest; mainline Protestants like the Anglicans, the Baptists, the Methodists, and the Presbyterians; and the ‘Kimbanguists' which were founded by Simon Kimgangu, a native of the Congo.
www.usccb.org /mrs/pcmr/ethnicities/congo.shtml   (1820 words)

  
 Republic of Congo Regions
Congo was one of the territories of French Equatorial Africa until 1960, under the name Moyen Congo.
In 1970-01, this country's name was changed to People's Republic of Congo, but the change was later reversed.
Republic of Congo is divided into ten régions (sometimes informally called départements) and one capital district.
www.statoids.com /ucg.html   (489 words)

  
 Congo (Kinshasa) (03/06)
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.
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.
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   (4064 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
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   (609 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
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 Congo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
During a ceremony at the presidential palace in Kinshasa, February 18, 2006, the Democratic Republic of Congo adopted a new constitution aimed at bringing an end to decades of dictatorship, war and chaos in the vast country, and paving the way for elections by mid-2006.
Details of the new symbols of the Democratic Republic of Congo (flag and coat of arms) are given here.
After its official adoption, the new flag of the Democratic Republic of Congo was presented to the population in the provinces.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/cd.html   (566 words)

  
 WWW-VL History Index
Chronologies of the Provinces of Belgian Congo and Congo (Kinshasa)
Cascon Case CON: Congo (Katanga) 1960-63 Outline of the revolt of Moise Tschombe in Katanga, 30 June 1960, and its aftermath.
The UN in the Congo, by Keith Kyle.
vlib.iue.it /history/africa/congo.html   (1015 words)

  
 Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic (2005 est.
Crisis of government, ethnic schisms, civil war, and regional destabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Towards conflict transformation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with specific reference to the model of Kumar Rupesinghe.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0813220.html   (366 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
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/Congo,_Democratic_Republic_of_the   (1070 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Congo
Likouala Region, on and near Oubangui, Motaba, and Ibenga rivers, Dongou and Impfondo districts.
Bouenza Region; Nkayi, Madingou, Mfouati, and Boko-Songho districts.
Bouenza and Niari regions, south and southeast from Makabana to the Democratic Republic of the Congo border.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Congo   (1537 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   (5134 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)

  
 allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo must immediately stop fighting between rival army factions and seek to ease ethnic tensions in the eastern province of North Kivu during the ongoing electoral process, Human Rights Watch said today.
The senior United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today called on the Congolese to focus on the results of the recent parliamentary polls there as much as they are on the election to be president of the vast and impoverished African country.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), long known for despotic rule, went to the polls on July 30 for its first supposedly free and fair general election in 40 years.
allafrica.com /congo_kinshasa   (1191 words)

  
 African Studies Center | Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) 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   (690 words)

  
 Congo map and information page
The land we now call the Republic of the Congo was first settled by the illusive and mysterious Pygmies.
Subsequently, the Congo's population suffered through forced labor, and the country's valuable rubber and ivory resources were exploited.
Independence from French control was achieved in 1960, however, over the decades that followed, the Republic of the Congo suffered through Marxism, a bloody civil war, on-going political instability, and ethnic unrest.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/africa/cg.htm   (537 words)

  
 Kivu Region Map: Kibonda — Kishanga | Democratic Republic of the Congo Google Satellite Maps
Browse the list of administrative regions below and follow the navigation through secondary administrative regions to find populated place you are interested in.
Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
You are in Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo), administrative region of level 1.
www.maplandia.com /democratic-republic-congo/kivu/places-kibonda-kishanga.html   (859 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   (9549 words)

  
 AFRICA - Explore the Regions - Rainforest
One of the worst cases of rainforest exploitation took place in the Belgian colony of Congo (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) where thousands of forced laborers died in the scramble to harvest wild rubber.
Today, the governments of rainforest countries are now torn between the need to protect their endangered rainforests and the need for the money, roads and jobs that foreign logging companies bring in.
In 1999, the six countries of the Congo Basin -- Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea -- pledged to harmonize forestry laws and form a joint watchdog system to track the effects of logging and poaching.
www.pbs.org /wnet/africa/explore/rainforest/rainforest_overview_lo.html   (280 words)

  
 democratic republic of the congo map and information page
Dissected by the Equator, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), formerly called Zaire, is the third largest country on the African continent.
Commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium, Henry Stanley was the first European to explore the Congo Basin area.
Climate The Democratic Republic of the Congo is hot and humid both central and west.
www.graphicmaps.com /webimage/countrys/africa/cd.htm   (611 words)

  
 AMNH Congo Expedition: Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
An inventory of what was collected during the Lang-Chapin Congo Expedition.
Zoology Subject Bibliographies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Links for those interested in further information of the regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
diglib1.amnh.org /resources   (101 words)

  
 IRIN Africa | Great Lakes | Congo | CONGO: War-affected youth target of reintegration project | Other | News Item   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
BRAZZAVILLE, 2 December 2005 (IRIN) - An estimated 5,000 young people in four war-shattered regions of the Republic of Congo (ROC) are scheduled to benefit from a US $1.6-million project launched by the government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
The government and the UNDP inaugurated the 18-month project on Wednesday in the capital, Brazzaville, in efforts to rehabilitate "young people at risk".
Republication is subject to terms and conditions as set out in the IRIN copyright page.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=50466&SelectRegion=Great_Lakes&SelectCountry=CONGO   (364 words)

  
 Congo Democratic Republic - Rainforest Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Central African Regional Program for the Environment - CARPE is a new initiative by USAID to address the issue of deforestation in the Congo Basin forest zone.
Congo Trek: A journey through the heart of Central Africa - Wildlife Conservation Society biologist Mike Fay journeys through the remaining pristine rainforests of Gabon and Congo to document wildlife, logging, and poaching.
World Rainforest Movement: Democratic Republic of Congo - Index of articles on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire's) rainforests from the World Rainforest Movement bulletin.
www.rainforestweb.org /Rainforest_Regions/Africa/Congo_Democratic_Republic   (360 words)

  
 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Rwandan rebels burn 39 villagers alive in Congo - UN
U.N. peacekeepers, long accused of doing too little to fulfil their mandate to protect civilians in eastern Congo, have stepped up operations this year, particularly after nine Bangladeshi soldiers were killed in February.
Rwandan Hutu militias, many of whom fled after conducting the 1994 genocide in their homeland, have been active in eastern Congo for some time, prompting Rwanda to invade its huge neighbour twice to try to neutralise them.
The FDLR, the main group of Rwandan rebels in Congo, denied responsibility for the attack, blaming it on the more recently formed faction of Rwandan rebels known as the Rastas, although many observers say the two groups maintain close links.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EVIU-6E8D7J?OpenDocument   (615 words)

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