History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The region that is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo was first settled about 80,000 years ago. Bantu migration arrived in the region from Nigeria in the 7th century AD. The Kingdom of Kongo rem...
History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia
Early Congolese history
Early Congo History covers most of the Congo River basin occupied today by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Angola's Cabinda province and northern Angola. 'Congo' and '...
Early Congolese history - Wikipedia
Congo Free State
The Congo Free State (French: État indépendant du Congo) was a large area in Central Africa that was privately controlled by Leopold II of Belgium. Leopold was able to procure the region by convin...
Congo Free State - Wikipedia
Belgian Congo
The Belgian Congo (French: Congo Belge, Dutch: Belgisch-Congo) was a Belgian colony in Central Africa between 1908 and 1960 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).C...
Belgian Congo - Wikipedia
Congo Crisis
The Congo Crisis (French: Crise congolaise) was a period of political upheaval and conflict in the Republic of the Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo) between 1960 and 1965. It bega...
Congo Crisis - Wikipedia
Zaire
Zaire /zɑːˈɪər/, officially the Republic of Zaire (French: République du Zaïre; [za.iʁ]) was the name of a Central African state, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, betwe...
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First Congo War
The First Congo War (1996–1997) was a foreign invasion of Zaire led by Rwanda that replaced a decades-long dictator, Mobutu Sésé Seko with the rebel leader Laurent-Désiré Kabila. Destabilization in ea...
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Second Congo War
The Second Congo War (also known as the Great War of Africa or the Great African War, and sometimes referred to as the African World War) began in August 1998, little more than a year after the First ...
Second Congo War - Wikipedia
Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo was tasked with moving from the state riven by the Second Congo War (1998-2003) to a government based upon a constitution agreed on by ...
Democratic Republic of the Congo general election, 2006
General elections were held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 30, 2006, the first multiparty elections in the country in 41 years. Voters went to the polls to elect both a new President ...
Democratic Republic of the Congo general election, 2006 - Wikipedia
Force Publique
The Force Publique (French for "Public Force") or Openbare Weermacht in Dutch was a gendarmerie and military force in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1885, (when the territory w...
Force Publique - Wikipedia
Alexandre Galopin
Alexandre Galopin (26 September 1879 – 28 February 1944) was a Belgian businessman. He was director of the Société Générale de Belgique, a large Belgian company founded in 1822 by William I, and chair...
Pierre Ryckmans (Governor-General)
Pierre Ryckmans (23 November 1891 – 18 February 1959) was a Belgian civil servant who served as Governor-General of the Belgium's principal African colony, the Belgian Congo, between 1934 and 1946. Ry...
Pierre Ryckmans (Governor-General) - Wikipedia
Angolan Civil War
The Angolan Civil War (Portuguese: Guerra civil angolana) was a major civil conflict in the African state of Angola, beginning in 1975 and continuing, with some interludes, until 2002. The war beg...
Angolan Civil War - Wikipedia
Étienne Davignon
Étienne Francois Jacques Davignon, Viscount Davignon (born 4 October 1932) is a Belgian politician, businessman, and former vice-president of the European Commission.
After receiving a Doctorate ...
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Congo Square
Congo Square is an open space within Louis Armstrong Park, which is located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street north of the French Quarter. The Tremé neigh...
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Rasta (Congo)
The Rastas are a heavily armed group in eastern Congo that engage in rape and other violent crimes. The following is from the New York Times: The phrase "so-called" is used in order to distinguish the...
Gongo Lutete
Gongo Lutete (or N'Gongo Leteta) was a Congolese leader and chieftain during the late 19th century.
As a boy Gongo Lutete was enslaved by Arabs, but after winning his freedom he became a respected...
University of Lovanium
The University of Lovanium was a Catholic Jesuit university in Leopoldville/Leopoldstad (now Kinshasa) in Belgian Congo.
The university was established in 1954 at Kimwenza. Lovanium was founded by...