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  Congo - Kinshasa
Institutions
   President  Joseph Kabila 0 11 +16.62%
  Government  Augustin Matata Ponyo 1 12 +100.00%
State
 Haut-Katanga 
 Kongo central 
 Lomami 
Province
 Équateur 
 Bandundu 
 Bas-Congo 
 Kasaï-Occidental 
 Kasaï-Oriental 
 Katanga 
 Kinshasa City 
 Kivu 
 Orientale 
Parliament
 Parliament 


Neighbors
Angola  
Angola  
Burundi  
Central African Republic  
Congo, Republic of the  
Rwanda  
South Sudan  
Tanzania  
Uganda  
Zambia  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
South Atlantic Ocean  

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Established June 30, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedSesel March 14, 2013 04:46am
DescriptionDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Republique Democratique du Congo

Formerly known as Zaire and once a Belgian colony, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a central African nation northeast of Angola. Slightly less than a quarter of the size of the United States, the Congo is governed from the autonomous capital city of Kinshasa. The country is divided into 10 provinces: Bandundu, Bas-Congo, Equateur, Kasai-Occidental, Kasai-Oriental, Katanga, Maniema, Nord-Kivu, Orientale, Sud-Kivu.

The Congo is governed by a dictatorship presumably undergoing a transition to representative government. Before the overthrow of President Mobuto Sese Seko, the presidency was a popularly elected office. A Prime Minister once held the reigns of administration. The nation is currently run by a dictator who assumed the office after the assassination of his father, President Laurent Desire Kabila. Legislation is currently the jurisdiction of the Transitional Constituent Assembly, established in 2000. Every member to the assembly is appointed by the dictator.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently in a state of civil war that has drawn in military forces from neighboring states, with Uganda and Rwanda supporting the rebel movements that occupy much of the eastern portion of the state.

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Mar 18, 2013 04:00pm News US: Congo warlord Ntaganda turns himself in  Article IndyGeorgia 
Apr 14, 2008 08:00am News Congo's 'Change of Mentality'  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 18, 2006 05:05pm Scandal U.N. Congo peacekeepers accused of sex abuse  Article Thomas Walker 
Jul 20, 2006 10:55am News Gunmen kill several at Congo election rally  Article Thomas Walker 
Jun 29, 2006 04:15pm General Congolese hopeful ahead of July 30 vote  Article Thomas Walker 
Jun 05, 2006 07:50pm News Congo's Long War  Article ArmyDem 
Dec 20, 2005 12:50pm News "Yes" takes early lead in Congo referendum: UN radio  Article Joshua L. 
Mar 07, 2005 12:00pm News Tens of Thousands Said Raped in East Congo  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Oct 10, 2004 12:00am News 'New' giant ape found in DR Congo  Article Picimpalious 

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