Congo Democratic Republic

Country Congo Democratic Republic
Capital Kinshasa
Continent Africa
Currency Congolese franc(CDF)
Languages French, Lingala, Kikongo, Swahili & Tshiluba

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Introduction

Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability. Col. Joseph MOBUTU seized power and declared himself president in a November 1965 coup. He subsequently changed his name - to MOBUTU Sese Seko - as well as that of the country - to Zaire. MOBUTU retained his position for 32 years through several sham elections, as well as through brutal force. Ethnic strife and civil war, touched off by a massive inflow of refugees in 1994 from fighting in Rwanda and Burundi, led in May 1997 to the toppling of the MOBUTU regime by a rebellion backed by Rwanda and Uganda and fronted by Laurent KABILA. He renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but in August 1998 his regime was itself challenged by a second insurrection again backed by Rwanda and Uganda. Troops from Angola, Chad, Namibia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe intervened to support KABILA's regime. A cease-fire was signed in July 1999 by the DRC, Congolese armed rebel groups, Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zimbabwe but sporadic fighting continued. Laurent KABILA was assassinated in January 2001 and his son, Joseph KABILA, was named head of state. In October 2002, the new president was successful in negotiating the withdrawal of Rwandan forces occupying eastern Congo; two months later, the Pretoria Accord was signed by all remaining warring parties to end the fighting and establish a government of national unity. A transitional government was set up in July 2003. Joseph KABILA as president and four vice presidents represented the former government, former rebel groups, the political opposition, and civil society. The transitional government held a successful constitutional referendum in December 2005 and elections for the presidency, National Assembly, and provincial legislatures in 2006. The National Assembly was installed in September 2006 and KABILA was inaugurated president in December 2006. Provincial assemblies were constituted in early 2007, and elected governors and national senators in January 2007.

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Congo Democratic Republic - Wikipedia
Congo Democratic Republic - CIA World Fact Book
Congo Democratic Republic - BBC
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How This Pastor of a Megachurch Is Fueling Ebola Conspiracy Theories - TIME
  1. How This Pastor of a Megachurch Is Fueling Ebola Conspiracy Theories  TIME
  2. UN Committee says Ebola in DR Congo still an international public health emergency  UN News
  3. Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 18 October 2019  World Health Organization
  4. WHO says Ebola in DR Congo still qualifies as global emergency  Al Jazeera English
  5. W.H.O. Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo  The New York Times
  6. View full coverage on Google News


UK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo which she has never visited - The GuardianUK to deport academic to Democratic Republic of Congo which she has never visited  The Guardian

As measles deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo top 4,000, UNICEF rushes medical kits to health centers and vaccinates thousands more children - UNICEFAs measles deaths in the Democratic Republic of the Congo top 4,000, UNICEF rushes medical kits to health centers and vaccinates thousands more children  UNICEF

1,000 Ebola survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - UNICEF1,000 Ebola survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  UNICEF

Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 63 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 63 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

In Congo's Command Center For Fighting Ebola, There's No Running Water : Goats and Soda - NPRIn Congo's Command Center For Fighting Ebola, There's No Running Water : Goats and Soda  NPR

Tracking Ebola to its last refuges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebTracking Ebola to its last refuges in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Security Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebSecurity Council Press Statement on Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo in pictures - The GuardianEbola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo in pictures  The Guardian

Ebola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 17 October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebEbola virus disease Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 17 October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Mid-Month Update (1 - 15 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Mid-Month Update (1 - 15 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo Emergency Dashboard, September 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo Emergency Dashboard, September 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: At a glance ( as of 31 August 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo Situation: At a glance ( as of 31 August 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo President outlines vision for a 'more representative' UN Security Council - UN NewsDR Congo President outlines vision for a 'more representative' UN Security Council  UN News

Ebola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebEbola outbreak threatens fragile local health system in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Ebola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency - UN NewsEbola on the run in DR Congo, 'now we have to kill the virus': UN health agency  UN News

The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Eliminates MNT - ForbesThe Democratic Republic Of The Congo Eliminates MNT  Forbes

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo Ebola Outbreak Fact Sheet #3, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Escalating conflict and displacement (DG ECHO, UN, INGOs, media) (ECHO Daily Flash 26 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Escalating conflict and displacement (DG ECHO, UN, INGOs, media) (ECHO Daily Flash 26 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Hundreds of thousands who have fled violence in DR Congo, in desperate need as lean season approaches, 11 aid agencies warn - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebHundreds of thousands who have fled violence in DR Congo, in desperate need as lean season approaches, 11 aid agencies warn - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Operational Update, 1 - 31 August 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo UNHCR Operational Update, 1 - 31 August 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Mystery as plane carrying Russian arms smugglers crashes in Congo - The TelegraphMystery as plane carrying Russian arms smugglers crashes in Congo  The Telegraph

Democratic Republic of Congo Needs International Support to Bolster State Authority, Empower Judiciary, Special Representative Tells Security Council - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo Needs International Support to Bolster State Authority, Empower Judiciary, Special Representative Tells Security Council - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Violent Cities, Violent Society: Analyzing urban violence in the eastern Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebViolent Cities, Violent Society: Analyzing urban violence in the eastern Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Great Lakes Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebGreat Lakes Region: Humanitarian Snapshot (October 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo: South Sudan Regional RRP 2019 Mid Year Report - January - June 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: South Sudan Regional RRP 2019 Mid Year Report - January - June 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Major milestone for WHO-supported Ebola vaccine - World Health OrganizationMajor milestone for WHO-supported Ebola vaccine  World Health Organization

Democratic Republic of the Congo - Situation report October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo - Situation report October 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo jails 55 people for Ituri massacres - SBS NewsDemocratic Republic of Congo jails 55 people for Ituri massacres  SBS News

Defeating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo motivates a community to confront other diseases with handwashing - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDefeating Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo motivates a community to confront other diseases with handwashing - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

IOM Democratic Republic of the Congo Emergency Response - Situation Report #5 (1- 15 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebIOM Democratic Republic of the Congo Emergency Response - Situation Report #5 (1- 15 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

New Ebola vaccine brings hope to DR Congo - DW (English)New Ebola vaccine brings hope to DR Congo  DW (English)

GIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 23-September-2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 23-September-2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Mothers survive Ebola while pregnant against the odds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebMothers survive Ebola while pregnant against the odds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Atrocity Alert No. 174: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Venezuela - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebAtrocity Alert No. 174: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and Venezuela - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Informing nutrition interventions in Southern Africa - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebInforming nutrition interventions in Southern Africa - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine - BBC NewsDR Congo to introduce second Ebola vaccine  BBC News

UN Human Rights Council 42: Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of Congo - GOV.UKUN Human Rights Council 42: Interactive Dialogue on the Democratic Republic of Congo  GOV.UK

Congos enormous rainforest is getting smaller - The EconomistCongos enormous rainforest is getting smaller  The Economist

United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/776) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebUnited Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/776) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo Ebola still public health emergency of int'l concern: WHO - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDR Congo Ebola still public health emergency of int'l concern: WHO - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNHCR Weekly Emergency Update - Ituri and North Kivu Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 14 September 22 September 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebUNHCR Weekly Emergency Update - Ituri and North Kivu Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo - 14 September 22 September 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

WHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo - CNAWHO accused of rationing Ebola vaccine in Democratic Republic of Congo  CNA

Humanity & Inclusion provided food distributions in Kasa-Central in DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebHumanity & Inclusion provided food distributions in Kasa-Central in DRC - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) | DG ECHO Daily Map | 03/10/2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Outbreak - Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) | DG ECHO Daily Map | 03/10/2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Accor to introduce Novotel brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo | Buzz travel - Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel NewsAccor to introduce Novotel brand in the Democratic Republic of Congo | Buzz travel  Buzz.travel | eTurboNews | Travel News

Vaccinating people against Ebola: The challenges of containing the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo - Doctors Without BordersVaccinating people against Ebola: The challenges of containing the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo  Doctors Without Borders

As the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo - TruthoutAs the World Looks Away, Death Stalks the Democratic Republic of Congo  Truthout

Obasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture to help Africa cut $50 billion food import bill - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebObasanjo urges DR Congo to invest in agriculture to help Africa cut $50 billion food import bill - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

WIDER IMAGE-Ebola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern Congo - Thomson Reuters FoundationWIDER IMAGE-Ebola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern Congo  Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ebola concentrated in Congo mining area, still an emergency: WHO - CNAEbola concentrated in Congo mining area, still an emergency: WHO  CNA

Ebola outbreak response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighbouring countries - 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebEbola outbreak response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and neighbouring countries - 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Opportunity Arises In The Democratic Republic Of Congo - SafeHaven.comOpportunity Arises In The Democratic Republic Of Congo  SafeHaven.com

Active USG Humanitarian Programs for the Ebola Outbreak Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Last Updated: 09/30/19) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebActive USG Humanitarian Programs for the Ebola Outbreak Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Last Updated: 09/30/19) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Congo's KOKOKO! Makes Joyful Dance Music From Instruments Made Of Junk - Capital Public Radio NewsCongo's KOKOKO! Makes Joyful Dance Music From Instruments Made Of Junk  Capital Public Radio News

Democratic Republic of Congo Adopts Green Nano Road Building Technology - PRNewswireDemocratic Republic of Congo Adopts Green Nano Road Building Technology  PRNewswire

Ebola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern Congo - KFGO NewsEbola survivors battle grief and stigma in eastern Congo  KFGO News

How the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion - Greentech Media NewsHow the Battery Sector Is Looking to Improve Lithium-Ion  Greentech Media News

Mistrust Impacting Ebola Outbreak Reporting - Vax Before TravelMistrust Impacting Ebola Outbreak Reporting  Vax Before Travel

Eating insects: Testing out the delicacy in DR Congo - BBC NewsEating insects: Testing out the delicacy in DR Congo  BBC News

Parents rush to get measles vaccine after recent outbreak kills thousands of children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebParents rush to get measles vaccine after recent outbreak kills thousands of children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Refugees vow to continue sit-in at UNHCR office until they're helped to leave SA - EWNRefugees vow to continue sit-in at UNHCR office until they're helped to leave SA  EWN

Congo Targets 60% Budget Increase for 2020 to Fight Poverty - Yahoo NewsCongo Targets 60% Budget Increase for 2020 to Fight Poverty  Yahoo News

DA to raise plight of protesting asylum seekers in Parliament - EWNDA to raise plight of protesting asylum seekers in Parliament  EWN

Leaders call on world to end scourge of gender violence - UNFPA NewsLeaders call on world to end scourge of gender violence  UNFPA News

UNHCR chief applauds Zambia's openness to refugees - Zambia - ReliefWebUNHCR chief applauds Zambia's openness to refugees - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Bethany College coeds turn off cell phones | News, Sports, Jobs - The Daily TimesBethany College coeds turn off cell phones | News, Sports, Jobs  The Daily Times

A Top Leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congos Political Opposition Returns - The New YorkerA Top Leader of the Democratic Republic of the Congos Political Opposition Returns  The New Yorker

Urgent support needed for violence-affected women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - UNFPA NewsUrgent support needed for violence-affected women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  UNFPA News

Burundi: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n MDRBI015 Final Report - Burundi - ReliefWebBurundi: Ebola Virus Disease Preparedness - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n MDRBI015 Final Report - Burundi  ReliefWeb

ISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo - The Indian ExpressISIS Claims First Attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo  The Indian Express

United Nations strengthens Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health OrganizationUnited Nations strengthens Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo  World Health Organization

Democratic Republic of Congo boosts business ties with Japan - EuronewsDemocratic Republic of Congo boosts business ties with Japan  Euronews

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern - World Health OrganizationEbola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern  World Health Organization

Democratic Republic of Congo Emergency Dashboard August 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo Emergency Dashboard August 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #14, 4 August 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo: Emergency Situation Report #14, 4 August 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a 'historic moment' for democracy in the country - UN NewsDR Congo President and UN chief meet at a 'historic moment' for democracy in the country  UN News

DRC Announces Government 8 Months After Vote - VOA NewsDRC Announces Government 8 Months After Vote  VOA News

High-level meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo affirms support for Government-led response and UN system-wide approach - World Health OrganizationHigh-level meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo affirms support for Government-led response and UN system-wide approach  World Health Organization

Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (July 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo Situation: UNHCR Regional Update (July 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Acute Food Insecurity Situation July 2019 - May 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Acute Food Insecurity Situation July 2019 - May 2020 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Its more than a public health problem - Brookings InstitutionEbola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Its more than a public health problem  Brookings Institution

DRC announces new government 7 months after president inaugurated - Aljazeera.comDRC announces new government 7 months after president inaugurated  Aljazeera.com

Experienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo - Deutsche WelleExperienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo  Deutsche Welle

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Congo's election: a defeat for democracy, a disaster for the people - The GuardianCongo's election: a defeat for democracy, a disaster for the people  The Guardian

At least 50 dead in train derailment in the Democratic Republic of Congo - CNNAt least 50 dead in train derailment in the Democratic Republic of Congo  CNN

Democratic Republic of Congo Emergency Dashboard July 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo Emergency Dashboard July 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year and it's not Ebola - The Conversation - UKOver 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year and it's not Ebola  The Conversation - UK

Voices from the Ebola front line in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebVoices from the Ebola front line in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Ebola Cases Top 3,000 in Democratic Republic of Congo - VOA NewsEbola Cases Top 3,000 in Democratic Republic of Congo  VOA News

WFP Democratic Republic of Congo Country Brief, July 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebWFP Democratic Republic of Congo Country Brief, July 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Democratic Republic of Congo Measles outbreak (UN, DRC authorities, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebDemocratic Republic of Congo Measles outbreak (UN, DRC authorities, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 September 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Months on, humanitarian needs still high in DR Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebMonths on, humanitarian needs still high in DR Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Local vaccinators build trust in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health OrganizationLocal vaccinators build trust in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the Congo  World Health Organization

The Democratic Republic Of Congo's Weapon Against Ebola? Entrepreneurship - ForbesThe Democratic Republic Of Congo's Weapon Against Ebola? Entrepreneurship  Forbes

World Bank Mobilizes US$300 Million to Finance the Ebola Response in Democratic Republic of Congo - World Bank GroupWorld Bank Mobilizes US$300 Million to Finance the Ebola Response in Democratic Republic of Congo  World Bank Group

Vaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement - UNICEFVaccination to contain severe measles outbreak underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo amidst Ebola and mass displacement  UNICEF

Plummeting cobalt price takes toll on Democratic Republic of Congo - Financial TimesPlummeting cobalt price takes toll on Democratic Republic of Congo  Financial Times

Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo risks slowdown - World Health OrganizationEbola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo risks slowdown  World Health Organization