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)
Region: Congo-Kinshasa is a country in Central Africa
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
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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