Democratic Republic of the Congo

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HISTORY

  • Was established as a Belgian colony on November 15, 1908.
  • King Leopold II of Belgium gained personal control of DR of the Congo.
  • Was then renamed Belgian Congo.
  • Gained independence on June 30, 1960
  • Joseph Kabila is president, and has been since January 2001

Current Situations

DRC has been in a five year war, that has included Angola, Namibia, and Zimbabwe and against rebels backed by Uganda and Rwanda.

FAMOUS PEOPLE

Ethnic Groups

There are as many as 250 ethnic groups, but many people are Luba, Mongo, and Bakongo. The main language spoken is French, and the secondary languages are Kongo, Swahili, Lingala. Major religions are Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Christian.

Attractions


  • Ma Vallee is a body of water that is surrounded by the water, and it the scenic African lake.
  • Kinshasa, is the capital and largest city in DRC.
IT IS ALSO VERY UNSAFE TO VISIT CERTAIN PLACES.