Democratic Republic of the Congo

What is Democratic Republic of the Congo known for?


programs+competing

. The Civil War (Guatemalan Civil War) in Guatemala affected studies of Volcán Santa María (Santa Maria (volcano)) until a ceasefire was called in 1996, while ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has hampered studies of Nyiragongo volcano. More generally, scarce resources for volcano studies have led to programs competing for limited funding. *Joseph Murray, American surgeon and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Nobel


free run

in a controversial human zoo exhibit at New York City's Bronx Zoo in 1906. Benga had been freed from slave traders in the Congo by the missionary Samuel Phillips Verner, who had taken him to Missouri. At the Bronx Zoo, Benga had free run of the grounds before and after he was "exhibited" in the zoo's Monkey House. The display was intended to promote the contemporary concepts of human evolution and scientific racism. ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT DESCRIPTION Congolese (Democratic Republic of the Congo) pygmy (pygmies) DATE OF BIRTH c. 1883 Early career Makélelé was born in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). "Makelele" means "noises" in Lingala, Commons:Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo Wikipedia:Democratic Republic of the Congo Dmoz:Regional Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the


leadership based

"Interview with Vincent Otti, LRA second in command" and " A leadership based on claims of divine revelations" in ''IRIN In Depth'', June 2007 In mid-September 2005, a band of LRA fighters, led by Vincent Otti, crossed into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the first


training role

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. Commons:Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo Wikipedia:Democratic Republic of the Congo Dmoz:Regional Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the


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


power+past

and therefore keep him in power past the planned 2016 elections, from which he is constitutionally barred from participating in). Geography thumb right The map of Democratic Republic of Congo (File:Cg-map.png) The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is located in central sub-Saharan Africa, bounded by (clockwise from the southwest) Angola, the South Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic


largest species

the largest turaco but the largest species in the diverse Cuculiformes order (which includes the cuckoos). Generally, the Great Blue Turaco is Commons:Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo Wikipedia:Democratic Republic of the Congo Dmoz:Regional Africa Congo, Democratic Republic of the


range covers

, and Liberia (ECOMOG and UNMIL). Gorillas' natural habitats cover tropical or subtropical forests in Africa. Although their range covers a small percentage of Africa, gorillas cover a wide range of elevations. The mountain gorilla inhabits the Albertine Rift (Albertine Rift montane forests) montane cloud forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Virunga Mountains), ranging in altitude from . Lowland gorillas live in dense forests and lowland swamps


historic high

Affairs and International Security Affairs. During her tenure at the National Security Council, she was instrumental in the decisions that led to establishing the $15 billion President's Emergency Plan for HIV AID Relief (PEPFAR) as well as the Millennium Challenge Account that has contributed to raising U.S. assistance to Africa to a historic high of $4.1 billion in 2006. Frazer is also given credit for designing the administration's policy for ending the wars in the Democratic Republic


community selling

a small congregation in the Netherlands (Mennonite Church in the Netherlands) where Simons was born. right thumb 200px Children in a Mennonite community selling peanuts near Lamanai (Image:Menonite Children.JPG) in Belize. In 2006, there were 1,478,540 Mennonites in 65 countries. The United States had the highest number of Mennonites with 368,280 members, followed by the Democratic Republic of the Congo with 216,268 members. The third largest concentration of Mennonites

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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