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  Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Institutions
  President  Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo 0 18 +3.85%
  Prime Minister  Vital Kamerhe 0 17 +100.00%
Province
 Équateur 
 Bandundu 
 Bas-Congo 
 Bas-Uele 
 Haut-Katanga 
 Haut-Lomami 
 Haut-Uele 
 Ituri 
 Kasaï 
 Kasaï-Central 
 Kasaï-Occidental 
 Kasaï-Oriental 
 Katanga 
 Kinshasa City 
 Kivu 
 Kongo Central 
 Kwango 
 Kwilu 
 Lomami 
 Lualaba 
 Mai-Ndombe 
 Maniema 
 Mongala 
 Nord-Kivu 
 Nord-Ubangi 
 Orientale 
 Sankuru 
 Sud-Kivu 
 Sud-Ubangi 
 Tanganyika 
 Tshopo 
 Tshuapa 
Parliament
  National Assembly  Common Front for the Congo 0 18 +50.94%
  Senate  Common Front for the Congo 1 19 +84.31%


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

Country DETAILS
Parents  
Websitehttp://www.un.int/drcongo/
Established June 30, 1960
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedBojicat April 22, 2019 01:12pm
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.

Before the seizure of power by President Mobuto Sese Seko in 1965, the presidency was a popularly elected office. Laurent-Désiré Kabila took over as president upon Mobuto's overthrow on May 17, 1997. Kabila's son Joseph took charge ten days after his father's assassination on January 16, 2001. Joseph Kabila stepped down in 2018 and remains "Senator for Life."

The DRC took a major step forward through peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 30, 2018. Félix Tshisekedi won as President and was officially sworn in on January 24, 2019.

The DRC is now considered a unitary semi-presidential republic with a bicameral parliament. The president serves a 5-year term and constitutionally limited to two terms.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo Provinces from 2015 Jun 30, 2015-


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INFORMATION LINKS
Permanent Mission of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the United Nations  Discuss

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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Dec 30, 2018 12:00am Dec 30, 2018 12:00pm General Election Democratic Republic of the Congo General Election  IndyGeorgia 

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NEWS
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 

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