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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

DRC

Website

Congo - Kinshasa

Established

6/30/1960

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

3/14/2013


Institutions

Government

President

State

Haut-Katanga

Kasaï-Oriental

Kongo central

Lomami

Maniema

Nord-Kivu

Sud-Kivu

Parliament

Parliament

Équateur

Bandundu

Bas-Congo

Kasaï-Occidental

Katanga

Kinshasa City

Kivu

Orientale


DESCRIPTION

Democratic Republic of the Congo Republique Democratique du Congo Formerly known as Zaire and once a Belgian colony, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a central African nation northeast of Angola. Slightly less than a quarter of the size of the United States, the Congo is governed from the autonomous capital city of Kinshasa. The country is divided into 10 provinces: Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Equateur, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Katanga, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale, Sud-Kivu. The Congo is governed by a dictatorship presumably undergoing a transition to representative government. Before the overthrow of President Mobuto Sese Seko, the presidency was a popularly elected office. A Prime Minister once held the reigns of administration. The nation is currently run by a dictator who assumed the office after the assassination of his father, President Laurent Desire Kabila. Legislation is currently the jurisdiction of the Transitional Constituent Assembly, established in 2000. Every member to the assembly is appointed by the dictator. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently in a state of civil war that has drawn in military forces from neighboring states, with Uganda and Rwanda supporting the rebel movements that occupy much of the eastern portion of the state.


INFO LINKS

Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations


BOOKS

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MEDIA

EVENTS

NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

11/14/2013 7:00 pm

News

Can DR Congo's Inga dam project power Africa?

IndyGeorgia

11/5/2013 12:00 pm

News

DR Congo M23 rebels 'end insurgency'

IndyGeorgia

10/8/2013 7:35 pm

Commentary

DR Congo: Cursed by its natural wealth

IndyGeorgia

3/18/2013 4:00 pm

News

US: Congo warlord Ntaganda turns himself in

IndyGeorgia

5/2/2008 5:00 pm

Amusing

Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

Chase McFadden

4/23/2008 1:00 pm

Amusing

Penis theft panic hits city..

J.R.

4/14/2008 8:00 am

News

Congo's 'Change of Mentality'

ArmyDem

8/18/2006 5:05 pm

Scandal

U.N. Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse

Nothing wrong, just gone

7/20/2006 10:55 am

News

Gunmen kill several at Congo election rally

Nothing wrong, just gone

6/29/2006 4:15 pm

General

Congolese hopeful ahead of July 30 vote

Nothing wrong, just gone

6/5/2006 7:50 pm

News

Congo's Long War

ArmyDem

12/20/2005 12:50 pm

News

"Yes" takes early lead in Congo referendum: UN radio

Joshua L.

3/7/2005 12:00 pm

News

Tens of Thousands Said Raped in East Congo

Brandon

10/10/2004 12:00 am

News

'New' giant ape found in DR Congo

Picimpalious


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