Author: Sean Rorison
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623911
Size: 11,75 MB
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Known as the heart of Africa, the Congos are one of the last bastions in Africa for the seriously adventurous traveler. Both countries remain difficult to visit especially when traveling overland. This revised guide tells you how to travel both adventurously and safely and includes an extensive chapter on security. It provides the intrepid traveler with practical information and the unique maps you will need to explore this jungle territory. City maps have been updated with the latest information on where to find hotels, restaurants and shops. The road network has been repaired and travelers can now travel easily by minibus throughout some regions of these countries. Overland routes are much improved and regional maps are completely revised to show the updated infrastructure.The Congos encompass Africa's largest area of intact rainforest and much of the book is devoted to the spectacular wildlife in both countries. Two eastern national parks, both World Heritage Sites, protect not only the mountain gorilla but the critically endangered eastern lowland gorilla and information on tour groups visiting these sites and many others is included in the guide. Providing practical information on every region of both countries, essential advice on preparation as well as safety precautions, this is the only comprehensive guide to both Congos in English.

The Congo

Author: Bruce Fish
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0791061981
Size: 11,49 MB
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Describes the past, development, settlement, and present culture of the African Congo, and profiles the adventurers who ventured into the unexplored land.

The History Of Congo

Author: Ch. Didier Gondola
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313316968
Size: 20,35 MB
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Gondola offers concise account of one of Africa's most mineral-rich and strife-torn countries.

Education In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821361214
Size: 19,57 MB
Format: PDF
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This publication examines key issues related to the development of the education sector in Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing on the primary and secondary levels. Topics discussed include: background context, structure of the education system, education finance, learning outcomes and conditions, and educational quality aspects; as well as a chapter on the organisation, quality and financing of the higher education sector.

The Congo From Leopold To Kabila

Author: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Editor: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780329407
Size: 17,73 MB
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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja is one of his country's leading intellectuals and his panoramic understanding of the personalities and events, as well as class, ethnic and other factors, make his book a lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen's struggle. His people's defeat and the state's post-colonial crisis are seen as resulting from a post-independence collapse of the anti-colonial alliance between the masses and the national leadership . This book is essential reading for understanding what is happening in the Congo and the Great Lakes region under the rule of the late President Kabila, and now his son. It will also stand as a milestone in how to write the modern political history of Africa.


Author: Anthony W. Gambino
Editor: Council on Foreign Relations
ISBN: 0876094256
Size: 18,97 MB
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country of tragedy and promise on a massive scale. A war that began in 1998 caused widespread death and displacement. Though it officially ended in 2002, violence has continued, particularly in the east. Despite some positive developments, such as democratic elections in 2006 and an increase in foreign investment, the country continues to face severe security and development problems. In this Council Special Report, commissioned by the Center for Preventive Action, Anthony W. Gambino analyzes these problems and proposes steps the United States can take to help. He details the country's social, economic, and security challenges, ranging from lawlessness and corruption to poverty and poor health. He then recommends two priorities for U.S. policy: combating insecurity in the east and promoting sustainable development. To bolster security, the report urges the United States to ensure that the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC has an appropriate mandate and sufficient personnel and resources to remain in place for the foreseeable future, at least through the planned 2011 elections. On development, the report makes a number of recommendations, including increased U.S. assistance for the elections, environmental protection, and health.

Historical Dictionary Of The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Author: Emizet Francois Kisangani
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144227316X
Size: 20,50 MB
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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Democratic Republic Of Congo In Pictures

Author: Francesca Davis DiPiazza
Editor: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822585723
Size: 17,58 MB
Format: PDF
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Presents a photographic introduction to the land, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the African nation of Democratic Republic of Congo.

Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Author: Terri Willis
Editor: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516242507
Size: 17,85 MB
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Describes the geography history culture industry and people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

War And Peace In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Author: Herbert F. Weiss
Editor: Nordic Africa Institute
ISBN: 9789171064585
Size: 14,40 MB
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A report on the events in 1999 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have transformed the country into an arena of international and internal violence and conflict involving so many participants that it can be described as the first African continental war. The study also contains a historical background to the recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.