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Congo - Kinshasa / Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Official Name: Democratic Republic of Congo

Also known as: DR Congo, Congo-Kinshasa

Official languages: French

Area: 2, 345, 409 km2

Population: 71, 712, 867 (2011 estimate)


Geography

Region: Congo-Kinshasa is a country in Central Africa

Border Countries

Government - Presidential republic

President – Joseph Kabila

Prime Minister- Augustin Matata Ponyo

Independence from Belgium – June 30 1960

Currency: Congolese franc (CDF)

Internet TLD: . cd

Calling code: +243


Links

BBC News - Democratic Republic of Congo country profile
Guardian -Democratic Republic of Congo News
Wikipedia -Democratic Republic of Congo


Videos

Al Jazeera English | Lord Resistance Army’s attacks in DR Congo | 3 April 2012

Al Jazeera English | The DRC army captures towns in enduring conflict - 06 Dec. 2007

After three days of heavy fighting, the army in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it has taken control of two key towns from rebels led by Laurent Nkunda. Heavy clashes around the town of Mushake in the country’s east have forced at least 20,000 people from their homes. Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege reports.

Al Jazeera English | Children of Conflict - Congo - Part 1 & 2 | 6 May 2007

Children of Conflict looks at the Democratic Republic of Congo where child soldiers have been used in fighting between tribes and many have had to carry the guilt of rape, murder and pillage.

Al Jazeera English | Congo: The Broken Heart of Africa - Part 1 & 2 | 4 Dec. 2006

Congo, despite being a country rich in gold and diamonds, has a poverty-stricken population. Al Jazeera’s John Cookson investigates the corruption, smuggling and poverty blighting the central African nation.




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