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Other On-Line Resources Related to Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Kabila’s Human Rights Legacy
      Resources on human rights situation in DRC during Kabila’a era, provided by Human Rights Watch.
  • Congo-Zaire
      The index has been created by The Norwegian Council for Africa, as part of its comprehensive effort to strengthen the knowledge of Africa and African affairs. The projects has been developed in cooperation with the information company Gazette, and wit h financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) (Karen Fung)
      Resources represents part of Karen Fung’s “Africa South of the Sahara Electronic Guide”. It covers: news, history, geography, etc..
  • Languages of Democratic Republic of Congo
      The Ethnologue is a catalog of the world’s languages including information on alternate names, number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliation, and other sociolinguistic and demographic information. This database represents the 12th edition of the Ethnologue, published in 1992.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire) – A Country Study
      Country study done by the Library of Congress, covers history, geography, politics, culture, etc.
  • American Museum – Congo Expedition 1909-1915
      The American Museum of Natural History sponsored an expedition to the Belgian Congo with Herbert Lang leading the expedition and James P. Chapin as his assistant. Between 1909-1915, Lang and Chapin collected nearly 23000 vertebrate specimens and over 100,000 invertebrates. They also collected thousands of anthropological objects and took thousands of photographs in the field.
  • DRC Permanent Mission to the UN
      Information on history, conflict, investing opportunities, and news about the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • WWW Governments: Democratic Republic of the Congo
      Links to websites that provide information about government, news, human rights, tourism, and political information.
  • Congo Pages
      Links to different places and citites of interest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Diamonds in Conflict
      This section provides information about “conflict diamonds,” or diamond trade that fuels conflicts in Africa. Specifically, Global Policy Forum focuses on the situation in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone and Liberia, in which rebels sell diamonds, and use the profits to purchase weapons – deepening the spiral of conflict.
  • The Dark Side of Natural Resources
      Extensive resources on the role of diamonds, oil and natural gas, water, timber, and other minerals in conflicts, especially in Africa.
  • Political Resources: Democratic Republic of the Congo – Kinshasa (Former Zaire)
      Links on different political parties, the political conflict, and country information.
  • Amnesty International: Republic of Congo A past that haunts the future
      In this report, Amnesty International expresses grave concern at the “disappearances” and other human rights violations to which hundreds of refugees returning to Brazzaville were subjected during and after May 1999.
  • HRW: Democratic Republic of the Congo
      Human Rights Watch’s Page on the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo and the IMF
      Documents on financial policies and IMF projects in DRC
  • Rainforest of the Democratic Repulic of Congo
      Rainforests in the central and northern regions of the Congo Democratic Republic, (formerly Zaire), occupy more than half of the countrys total area of nearly one million square miles. These rainforests represent 82 percent of the countrys original forest cover. About 47 percent of Africas dense tropical forests and 6 percent of the planets forests are in the Congo Democratic Republic (CDR). As a result of the long distances between CDRs forests and commercial harbors, as well as a political crisis and armed conflicts in the region during the 1990s, most of the countrys forests remain relatively untouched.
  • Law Library of Congress: Democractic Republic of Congo
      Resouces include: constitution, information on government, and general country resources.
  • Minerals of the Democratic Republic of Congo
      Historical information about mining in Congo, and list of minerals and historical pictures of mining activitities, and photographs of some minerals.
  • Endemic species in the Democratic Republic of Congo
      List and pictures of Endemic species in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Bird Stamps of Democratic Republic of Congo
      Photographs of bird stamps from Democratic Republic of Congo, 1960-2002
  • ABYZ News Links: Democratic Republic of Congo
      Different media sources and news from Sudan, and from abroad about Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Banknotes of Democratic Republic of Congo
      Photographs of banknotes of the Democratic Republic of Congo1963-2000
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