Democratic Republic of the Congo History
Central Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo History

The Congo Free State or Independent State of the Congo was an African colonial domain, private property of King Leopold II of Belgium, established at the Berlin Conference in 1885, whose borders coincided with the current Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo was privately administered by King Leopold until his death in 1908, the year in which the territory was ceded […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo State Overview
Central Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo State Overview

According to POLITICSEZINE, Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Central Africa, called Zaire between 1971 and 1997. Located in the area of the great lakes of Africa, it is the third largest country on the continent. It borders the Central African Republic and Sudan to the north, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania to the east, Zambia and Angola to the south, and the Republic of the Congo to the west. After a particularly […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Arts and Literature
North Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo Arts and Literature

Literature, drama and theater In the former Belgian Congo, at independence (1960) there was no French-language literature because teaching in the French language was not widespread during the Belgian era. This situation changed, and in the 1960’s and 1970’s a new author generation began to emerge. The theater had shown great vitality even before independence. […]

Democratic Republic of the Congo Landmarks
North Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo Sightseeing Places

Current visa requirements for the DR Congo Military clashes occur repeatedly in the east and northeast of the Democratic Republic. The entry requirements and security conditions in the Congo can therefore change at short notice. You can get more information from the embassies (see Congo – important addresses). Passport: is generally required for travel to […]