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Democratic Republic of Congo

 

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, known until 1997 as Zaire, is a country located in Central Africa, with a small length of Atlantic coastline. It is the third largest country in Africa by area.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo was formerly, in order, the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Congo-Léopoldville, Congo-Kinshasa, and Zaire (Zaïre in French). Though it is located in the Central African UN subregion, the nation is economically and regionally affiliated with Southern Africa as a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Read More

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By Reuters

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By Reuters

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By Reuters

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By IBTimes AU

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By IBTimes AU

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By Reuters

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By IBTimes UK

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By IBTimes AU

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