Democratic Republic of the Congo

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massive natural

dependence on natural resource revenue leaves the economy vulnerable to price changes in the natural resource. Also, since productivity (Productivity (economics)) generally increases faster in the manufacturing sector, the economy will lose out on some of those productivity gains. Dutch Disease first became apparent after the Dutch discovered a massive natural gas field in Groningen (Groningen gas field) in 1959. The Netherlands sought to tap this resource in an attempt to export the gas


work independent'

, it criticised former World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz; Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's Prime Minister (who dubbed it ''The Ecommunist'' ); Laurent-Désiré Kabila, the late president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Robert Mugabe, the head of government


work working

Simon Hartmann year 2007 work Working Papers in Economics and Statistics publisher University of Innsbruck The country's woes mean that, despite its potential, its citizens are among the poorest people on earth, the Congolese being consistently assigned the lowest, or near lowest, nominal GDP per capita (List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita) in the world. The DRC is also one of the twenty lowest ranked countries on the Corruption Perception Index. Mining Commons:Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo Wikipedia:Democratic Republic of the Congo Dmoz:Regional Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the


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


historical volcanic

varies considerably. A maximum elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 3250 m (10,700 ft) prior to the January 1977 eruption - a lake depth of about 600 m (2000 ft). A recent very low elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 2700 m (8800 ft). Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira (Mount Nyamuragira) are together responsible for 40% of Africa's historical volcanic eruptions. Image:GahingaMuhabura.png thumb right 300px


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history thumb 240px Village attacked by Arab-Swahili slavers near Nyangwe (File:Nyangwe.jpg), end of 19th century The area now known as the DR Congo was populated as early as 80,000 years ago, as shown by the 1988 discovery of the Semliki harpoon at Katanda, one of the oldest barbed harpoons ever found, and which is believed to have been used to catch giant river catfish. http: humanorigins.si.edu evidence behavior katanda-bone-harpoon

and social organization are formed largely from Goodall's ongoing 50-year Gombe research study. The area now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo was populated as early as 80,000 years ago


amp production

-annexed by Congo, the exchange rate had fallen to 195 francs 1 U.S. dollar. The currency was replaced at par by the Congolese franc. Exploration & production Its crude oil production comes primarily from Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), the North Sea, and Angola, with smaller amounts of crude oil production in Tunisia and in the United States. Eni's China production began


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, Spaniards (Spanish people), Moroccans, Algerians, Turks (Turkish people), Congolese (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Poles, and Indians. (Around 23% of Belgium's population is of non-Belgian origin) http: www.npdata.be BuG 125-Vreemde-afkomst In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with two published works, Commons:Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo Wikipedia:Democratic Republic of the Congo Dmoz:Regional Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the


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;ndash; Wafula Ogutu and David Ouma Balikowa – were arrested and charged with "sedition" and "publication of false news", following the publication of a photograph of a naked (Nudity) woman being sexually abused (sexual abuse) by men in military uniform. Ugandan officials insisted that the assailants might be soldiers from Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) or Zimbabwe (who were also involved in the Second Congo War Congo war


work independent

, it criticised former World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz; Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's Prime Minister (who dubbed it ''The Ecommunist'' ); Laurent-Désiré Kabila, the late president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Robert Mugabe, the head of government

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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