Democratic Republic of the Congo

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hard part

the hard part is actually to let some of that go and to realize that when you see some of these images of people suffering in some way or another, to kind of remember that these are people who are in fact just in different circumstances than you are, but that are kind of dealing with those circumstances in a pretty brave and enduring way."


vast range

became the lingua franca enabling different tribes in the same country to communicate with each other, and Fanagalo use declined. Fanagalo was used extensively in gold and diamond mines because the South African mining industry employed workers on fixed contracts from across southern and central Africa: including Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. With workers originating from a range of countries and having a vast

range of different mother tongues, Fanagalo provided a simple way to communicate and is still used as a training and operating medium. Fifteen hours instruction was considered sufficient for an initiate to become reasonably fluent. See Witwatersrand Native Labour Association. '''Mayinga N'Seka''' was the index case (index case (medicine)) in an Ebola epidemic in Zaïre, now Democratic Republic of the Congo. The means by which she contracted the virus remain uncertain


fiction+popular

working in the Congo Free State. *''Through the Dark Continent'' by Henry Morton Stanley. An 1878 book documenting his trip down the Congo River. *''King Leopold's Ghost'' by Adam Hochschild. A non-fiction popular history book which examines the activities of Leopold and the men who ran the Congo Free State. A best-seller with 400,000 copies printed since publication in 1998. It is the basis of a 2006 documentary of the same name. *''Blood River:A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart'' by Tim Butcher


major home

Brennan Christian Today Democratic Republic of Congo The capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kinshasa, has long been a major home for pan-African styles of popular music like rumba (African Rumba), soukous and kwassa kwassa. Long-time performers on the Kinsasha scene include Profetzion


special important

''White House: Kerry Should Apologize for Filthy Fund-Raiser'' . Newsmax.com. July 9, 2004. and has been a fervent human rights supporter of the Buddhist monks in Nepal. Former colonies Belgium retains special (important) but often stormy relationships with its former colonies, Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Rwanda and Burundi. The current constitution of Democratic Republic of the Congo was designed with the assistance of Belgian legal scholars


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aided by Mobutu Sese Seko – leading Rwanda (with the aid of Museveni) and Laurent Kabila's rebels to overthrow him and take power in Congo. (''see main article: First Congo War''). "Explaining Ugandan intervention in Congo: evidence and interpretations", John F. Clark, The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 39, pp. 267–268, 2001


crime fighting

gold in Alaska and diamonds in the Transvaal (Transvaal Province). Following the pulp archetype of a wealthy hero, despite an internal chronology making them (and Benson in particular) "children of the Great Depression," The Avenger's backstory gave him the funding to ultimately "support his crime-fighting appurtenances." The Fellowship has promoted reconciliation between


silver award

-provoking…hits us with jaw-dropping facts…eye-opening…delivers a string of revealing snapshots'. The series was the Silver Award winner at the 2007 ''Wanderlust'' Travel Awards. Equator Reeve contracted malaria while filming this series. Been there, Been bitten – Case study Simon Reeves '''Cyangugu''' is a city and capital of the Rusizi (Rusizi (district)) district of Western Province (Western Province, Rwanda), Rwanda. The city lies at the southern end of Lake Kivu, and is contiguous with Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but separated from it by the Ruzizi River. Two bridges and a dam cross the river frontier. !-- Deleted image removed: thumb right "Pony Express", starring Charlton Heston (File:LE TRIOMPHE DE BUFFALO BILL.jpg), was an important influence on the Bills. It was known in French as "Le Triomphe de Buffalo Bill". Commons:Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo Wikipedia:Democratic Republic of the Congo Dmoz:Regional Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the


independent religious

-06 Abrahamic religions Historically, the Bahá'í Faith arose in 19th century Persia, in the context of Shi'a Islam, and thus may be classed on this basis as a divergent strand of Islam, placing it in the Abrahamic tradition. However, the Bahá'í Faith considers itself an independent religious tradition, which draws from Islam but also other traditions. The Bahá'í Faith may also be classed as a new religious movement, due to its


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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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(Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo) Category:Countries in Africa Category:Bantu countries and territories Category:French-speaking countries and territories Category:Member states of La Francophonie Category:Member states of the African Union Category:Least developed countries Category:Republics Category:Swahili-speaking countries and territories Category:Member states of the United Nations Category:Central African countries Category:States and territories established in 1997 '''Angola''', officially the '''Republic of Angola''' ( ; This is the pronunciation in Portugal; in Angola it is pronounced as it is written Kikongo, Kimbundu, Umbundu: Repubilika ya Ngola), is a country in southern Africa bordered by Namibia on the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the north, and Zambia on the east; its west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with Luanda as its capital city. The exclave (Enclave and exclave) province of Cabinda (Cabinda Province) has borders with the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

During this period of time, the Bantu established a number of political units ("kingdoms", "empires") in most parts of what today is Angola. The best known of these is the Kingdom of the Kongo that had its centre in the northwest of contemporary Angola, but included important regions in the west of present day Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo as well as in southern Gabon. It established trade routes with other trading cities and civilizations up and down the coast of southwestern and West Africa and even with the Great Zimbabwe Mutapa Empire, but engaged in little or no transoceanic trade.

The Angolan Armed Forces (AAF) is headed by a Chief of Staff who reports to the Minister of Defense. There are three divisions—the Army (Exército), Navy (Marinha de Guerra, MGA), and National Air Force (National Air Force of Angola) (Força Aérea Nacional, FAN). Total manpower is about 110,000. Its equipment includes Russian-manufactured fighters, bombers, and transport planes. There are also Brazilian-made EMB-312 Tucano for training role, Czech-made L-39 for training and bombing role, Czech Zlin for training role and a variety of western made aircraft such as C-212\Aviocar, Sud Aviation Alouette III, etc. A small number of AAF personnel are stationed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville).

Angola is bordered by Namibia to the south, Zambia to the east, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north-east, and the South Atlantic Ocean to the west. The exclave of Cabinda (Cabinda (province)) also borders the Republic of the Congo to the north. Angola's capital, Luanda, lies on the Atlantic coast in the northwest of the country.

It is estimated that Angola was host to 12,100 refugees and 2,900 asylum seekers by the end of 2007. 11,400 of those refugees were originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) who arrived in the 1970s. U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. "World Refugee Survey 2008". Available Online at: http: www.refugees.org countryreports.aspx?id 2117. pp.37 As of 2008 there were an estimated 400,000 DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) migrant workers, World Refugee Survey 2008 – Angola, UNHCR. NB: This figure is highly doubtful, as it makes no clear distinction between migrant workers, refugees, and immigrants. at least 30,000 Portuguese (Portuguese people), Angola, U.S. Department of State. NB: Estimations in 2011 put that number at 100,000, and add about 150,000 to 200,000 other Europeans and Latin Americans. and more than 20,000 Chinese (Overseas Chinese) living in Angola. ANGOLA and reconstructing the country: Prevention made in China, PlusNews, 12 November 2008 Prior to independence in 1975, Angola had a community of approximately 350,000 Portuguese; See the carefully researched article by Gerald Bender & Stanley Yoder, ''Whites in Angola on the Eve of Independence. The Poitics of Numbers'', in: ''Africa Today'', 21 (4), 1974, pp. 23–27. Flight from Angola, ''The Economist '', 16 August 1975 puts the number at 500,000, but this is an estimate lacking appropriate sources. currently, there are just under 100,000 who are registered with the consulates, and increasing due to the debt crisis in Portugal.

A small number of FAA personnel are stationed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) and the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville). A presence during the unrest in the Ivory Coast, 2010 2011, were not officially confirmed. Angola is basically interested in the participation of the FAA operations of the African Union and has formed special units for this purpose.

From 1975 to 1989, Angola was aligned with the Eastern bloc, in particular the Soviet Union, Libya, and Cuba. Since then, it has focused on improving relationships with Western countries (Western world), cultivating links with other Portuguese-speaking countries, and asserting its own national interests in Central Africa through military and diplomatic intervention. In 1993, it established formal diplomatic relations with the United States. It has entered the Southern African Development Community as a vehicle for improving ties with its largely Anglophone neighbors to the south. Zimbabwe and Namibia joined Angola in its military intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where Angolan troops remain in support of the Joseph Kabila government. It also has intervened in the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) to support the existing government in that country.

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