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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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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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

The World Bank Group today announced that it is mobilizing up to US$300 million to scale up support for the global response to the Ebola epidemic in the ...



The Almost-Democratic Republic of Congo - The Wall Street JournalThe Almost-Democratic Republic of Congo  The Wall Street Journal

Its people still have a chance at self-rule, but it won't be easy.



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

The DR Congo has a new prime minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government, who was chosen as a compromise between the former ...



Attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - World Health OrganizationAttacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  World Health Organization

Following deadly attacks on Friday in the town of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ebola response activities are continuing.



300000 displaced following fresh violence in DR Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWeb300000 displaced following fresh violence in DR Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

Up to 300,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in DR Congo after extreme violence, including reports of rape and indiscriminate killings, erupted in ...



Back to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC - Al Jazeera AmericaBack to Kinshasa: The Fight for Democracy in the DRC  Al Jazeera America

"The people always win." Thirty-one-year-old Ben is one of the leaders of a civil society movement campaigning for democracy in the Democratic Republic of ...



Democratic Republic of the Congo: Elections 2018 | DR Congo - Aljazeera.comDemocratic Republic of the Congo: Elections 2018 | DR Congo  Aljazeera.com

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold its long-delayed general elections on Sunday. The Congolese government said it couldn't hold the vote on ...



Norway to send assistance to Ebola victims in DR Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - ReliefWebNorway to send assistance to Ebola victims in DR Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

-The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is serious. We are therefore sending equipment and a team of experts to the country, said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine ...