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  Democratic Republic of Congo - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum
The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo blames Rwandan Hutu rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) or local and foreign militias in a group called "Rasta" for the recent massacre of civilians which they are now investigating.
Despite the holding of presidential elections in late 2006, the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains unstable, especially in the east of the region.
As the Democratic Republic of Congo prepares for its first nation-wide elections in 40 years, the birth of a new militia in the country’s troubled north-eastern region is undermining prospects for a successful poll.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/kongidx.htm   (5306 words)

  
  Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville (locally as 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_Congo   (1554 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_Congo   (4340 words)

  
 Congo, Republic of - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Congo, Republic of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Country in west-central Africa, bounded north by Cameroon and the Central African Republic, east and south by the Democratic Republic of Congo, west by the Atlantic Ocean, and northwest by Gabon.
The Congo became an autonomous republic within the French Community in 1958, and Abbé Fulbert Youlou, a Roman Catholic priest who involved himself in politics and was suspended by the church, became prime minister and then president when full independence was achieved in 1960.
In 1990 the PCT announced political reforms, including the abandonment of Marxist-Leninism and an eventual end of the one-party system; in 1991 the country was renamed the Republic of Congo.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Congo,+Republic+of   (891 words)

  
 Congo, Republic of the on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
CONGO, REPUBLIC OF THE [Congo, Republic of the] republic (2005 est.
The Congo is bordered on the west by Gabon; on the north by Cameroon and the Central African Republic; on the east and southeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and on the southwest by Cabinda, an Angolan exclave, and by the Atlantic Ocean.
Between 1889 and 1910, the Congo (called the French Congo and later the Middle Congo) was administered primarily by French companies that held concessions to exploit the area's rubber and ivory resources.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Congo-B1raz.asp   (1571 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, 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.
Democratic Republic of the Congo - Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïre, republic (2005 est.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107427.html   (1020 words)

  
 Republic of Congo : A past that haunts the future. - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Amnesty International is also concerned that the authorities of the Republic of Congo secretly, unlawfully and forcibly returned 19 asylum-seekers from the DRC to the authorities of their country of origin.
For the Republic of Congo to turn a chapter of its history and start on a path of peace political and military leaders must understand that there is no durable tranquillity or social and economic progress without respect for human rights.
The government of the Republic of Congo, as well as leaders of armed political groups, are principally responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights in their country.
web.amnesty.org /library/Index/ENGAFR220012003   (16538 words)

  
 allAfrica.com: Congo-Kinshasa
The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) is searching for seven of their colleagues who disappeared during a confrontation between armed militias and UN-backed soldiers from the national army, which also left one UN peacekeeper dead and brought the six-year peacekeeping death toll to 74.
Congo's government said on Wednesday it had detained 32 South Africans, Nigerians and Americans it said were involved in the plot ahead of July elections, but some diplomats saw politics behind the move.
With the Democratic Republic of Congo's first ever democratic elections on the horizon, South Africa's minister of foreign affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has attributed that country's political triumph to one of Africa's fallen heroes, Patrice Lumumba, saying it was such revolutionary patriots that continued to inspire "all of us".
allafrica.com /congo_kinshasa   (1107 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of the Congo - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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 - Rwanda Conflict (Human Rights Watch, 4-12-2004)
Violence and instability in Congo have claimed the lives of three million people in the last five years and the dispatch of United Nations peacekeepers to eastern Congo has not brought stability to the region.
Rwanda and Congo have signed several peace agreements, most recently at a major regional conference on November 20, and have set up mechanisms to resolve problems like that of the shells fired on November 15.
Important donor nations have agreements with Rwanda and Congo which include conditions meant to encourage peace and stability in the region; in the past they have interrupted their aid when these conditions were not met.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2004/12/04/congo9767.htm   (1234 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.
The country was renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997, which had been its name before Mobutu changed it to Zaire in 1971.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: History - History Early History The indigenous inhabitants of the region of the Congo were probably Pygmies,...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0198161.html   (1586 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)

  
 IRC | The IRC in the Republic of Congo
With peace returning to their country, refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo head home from Betou, in neighboring Republic of Congo, where the IRC is assisting with their repatriation.
Successive civil wars in 1997 and 1998 tore apart the Republic of Congo, resulting in massive population displacement and infrastructure damage.
In 2000, the Republic of Congo (RoC) was confronted by a large refugee influx from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
www.theirc.org /Brazzaville   (263 words)

  
 Republic of Congo
Background: Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo.
The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers with significant potential for offshore development.
Land boundaries: Total: 5,504 km; border countries: Angola 201 km, Cameroon 523 km, Central African Republic 467 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2,410 km, Gabon 1,903 km.
www.paulnoll.com /Locations/visiting-Congo-Republic.html   (327 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   (9520 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Congo including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...
Congo is an independent republic with a democratic government which lies between Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and forms part of the West Central African Region.
The oil industry in Congo, the fourth largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, is key to the economy of the country.
Congo was rated 140th on the Human Development Index in 2003.
www.mbendi.co.za /cycocy.htm   (938 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of Congo
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.
From this description, it is not possible to say on which diagonal of the flag the red stripe is placed; neither is explicitly stated the location of the star regarding the red stripe.
flagspot.net /flags/cd.html   (566 words)

  
 Democractic Republic of the Congo - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Democratic Republic of Congo: Comments and recommendations of the July 2003 draft law implementing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Government authority remained weak or non-existent in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which were under the de facto control of armed groups.
In July 2004 the UN-appointed Group of Technical Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported that direct and indirect assistance, which included the supply of arms and ammunition, was provided in violation of the embargo to armed groups operating in eastern DRC by neighbouring countries and from within the DRC.
web.amnesty.org /report2005/cod-summary-eng   (1990 words)

  
 IRC | The IRC in Democratic Republic Of Congo
The IRC restored a vital train line in war-ravaged eastern Congo, enabling trade and transport of medicines and critical supplies throughout the region.
In November 1996, the IRC launched its first programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, providing life-saving assistance to Rwandan refugees returning home and aiding the local populations, who were adversely affected by the mass refugee movement and civil war.
The IRC continued to expand its programming in DRC as a result of the ongoing armed conflict in the East, which has left the country in a state of humanitarian crisis with extremely limited infrastructure and means to support and access the very basic health, food, water, sanitation, and education needs of the population.
www.theirc.org /DRCongo   (267 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Africa : Democratic Republic of Congo
The second Congo war began in 1998 and involved the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government forces of Laurent Kabila, which were supported by Angola, Zimbabwe, and Namibia, against several rebel movements backed by Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi.
To date, the prosecutor of the ICC has opened investigations in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Darfur region of Sudan.In light of the court’s jurisdiction, it is essential to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, objectivity and transparency in the selection of situations and cases by the prosecutor.
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.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=africa&c=congo   (1466 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   (5183 words)

  
 Democratic Republic of Congo Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Democratic Republic of Congo remains violent, dangerous and notoriously unstable.
Travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo remains a very risky proposition.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Democratic Republic of Congo book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/africa/democratic_republic_of_congo   (275 words)

  
 Congo - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is bound by Gabon to the west, Cameroon to the northwest, Central African Republic to the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) to the south and east as well as Angola and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
The country can be divided into four topographical zones, (1.) the coastal plain which is a treeless plain with swamps, lakes and rivers that extends along the Atlantic coast and inland to the foothills of the Mayombe Mountains.
In June 1991 after the conclusion of the National Conference a new constitution was drafted and Andre Milongo was appointed Prime Minister of a transitional government until scheduled elections in 1992..
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/congo.htm   (1273 words)

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