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DR Congo leader calls for 'better armed' UN peacekeepers  EWN

President Felix Tshisekedi has also called for 'healthy cooperation' with Europe, following tensions during the latter half of his predecessor Joseph Kabila's ...

EWN
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Measles outbreak (DG ECHO, WHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 15 February 2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 15 Feb 2019 by ECHO.

ReliefWeb
Democratic Republic of Congo - Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Democratic Republic of the Congo and 3 other countries about Agriculture, Contributions, Children, IDPs, Epidemic and more; ...

ReliefWeb
Congo river supply line vital as The Salvation Army aids refugees - Congo  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Congo about Food and Nutrition, Health, Children, Persons with Disabilities and more; published on 15 Feb 2019 by ...

ReliefWeb
Ebola vaccine offered in exchange for sex, Congo taskforce meeting told  The Guardian

As experts urge global warning over outbreak, women and girls in Beni report alleged exploitation.

The Guardian
ECHO Factsheet – The Democratic Republic of Congo – (Last updated 13/02/2019) - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo and 5 other countries about Contributions, Food and Nutrition, Children, IDPs, Epidemic ...

ReliefWeb
DR Congo: Post-Election Killings Test New President  Human Rights Watch

The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing ...

Human Rights Watch
Essential Medicines Bolster Health Facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo as Ebola Threat Looms  Direct Relief

Fatal cases of the disease continue to rise, and health facility staff are taking precautions as they treat patients.

Direct Relief
DR Congo Election Loser Calls for Rematch  VOA News

The runner-up in DR Congo's controversial presidential election has proposed staging the poll again within six months. In a letter to the African Union summit in ...

VOA News
DR Congo supply surge drains power from cobalt price  Financial Times

Since the deadly dam rupture at Vale's Córrego de Feijão mine last month the price of iron ore has been on a tear. It has jumped as much as 20 per cent even ...

Financial Times
Mounting evidence of fraud in Congo vote prompts rare rebuke from the African Union  The Washington Post

NAIROBI — In an unprecedented move, the African Union called on Congo's government to suspend proclamation of the final results of the country's Dec.

The Washington Post
New Violence in South Sudan Sends Thousands Fleeing to DR Congo  VOA News

UN refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan's Equatoria State has displaced some 8000 civilians and sent an estimated 5000 people fleeing to ...

VOA News
Congo's election: a defeat for democracy, a disaster for the people  The Guardian

In accepting the controversial outcome of DRC's presidential election, the global community has failed the country.

The Guardian
Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500: Health ministry  Al Jazeera English

While MSF said there has been a surge in cases since January 15, a vaccination programme has also prevented more deaths.

Al Jazeera English
UN tells Belgium to apologise for its colonial past in Congo  The Telegraph

The United Nations has told Belgium to apologise for its colonial past and criticised its newly renovated Africa Museum for not doing enough to exorcise the ...

The Telegraph
GIEWS Country Brief: Democratic Republic of the Congo 15-February-2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, IDPs, Refugees, Epidemic and Insect Infestation; ...

ReliefWeb
South Sudan refugees fleeing to DR Congo  Daily Nation

Chiefs says 5000 refugees have crossed to border villages near town of Ingbokolo, Ituri province,

Daily Nation
The African Union called on Congo to suspend its election’s results. That’s unprecedented.  The Washington Post

Africa's election observers are getting more actively involved in helping elections run freely and fairly.

The Washington Post
Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Outgoing Congo government defends lifetime salaries for ex-ministers  FRANCE 24 English

Democratic Republic of Congo's outgoing government on Monday defended decrees granting former ministers lifetime salaries and other benefits following ...

FRANCE 24 English
Can the Congo save itself, and its mythical okapi, from destruction?  CNN

Half zebra, half giraffe, the okapi was only discovered in 1901. Much like the country it is native to, its future looks disastrously uncertain.

CNN
Congo: Ebola returns  Deutsche Welle

The Ebola virus has returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it has killed over 400 people since last summer. It's the tenth outbreak in the DRC, and ...

Deutsche Welle
UNICEF DR Congo Ebola Situation Report North Kivu and Ituri - 03 February 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Coordination, Education, Children, Women, Epidemic and more; published on 03 Feb ...

ReliefWeb
Glencore Cuts Workers at Congo Copper and Cobalt Mine  Bloomberg

Glencore is cutting the workforce at its Mutanda copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo to lower costs before a possible shift in production ...

Bloomberg
The facts about Congo’s frightening Ebola epidemic.  Washington Post

Since last summer, Congo has been in the crosshairs of the second worst outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. As of the end of January, more than 730 cases ...

Washington Post
Get a feel of ''the Moyo Baja 2019'' experience in Congo [No Comment]  africanews

Just like last year, thrill seekers took part in a 7 km closed circuit motorcycle endurance race in the city of Pointe-Noire in Congo.

africanews
DR Congo army says 4 militiamen killed, hostages released  EWN

Major Mak Hazukay, the army's spokesman in Beni, said troops carried out a 'counter-offensive' against an incursion by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

EWN
Revealed: DR Congo's 'invisible' massacre  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

A member of the Congolese armed forces walks past a burnt building in the western city of Yumbi, DR Congo, where at least 535 people were killed in tribal ...

SowetanLIVE Sunday World
Friedland says Congo copper mine will be world’s second-largest  Financial Times

Billionaire mining executive Robert Friedland has said his Chinese-backed copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo could become the world's ...

Financial Times
DR Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Is Six Months Old and Spreading. Here’s Why  Fortune

The ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo was declared six months ago, and it remains one of the most challenging public ...

Fortune
DR Congo considers joining EAC  The New Times

The DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi says his country is willing to join the East African Community (EAC) to deepen its economic ties with the region.

The New Times
Aid Worker In Congo Describes 'Tackling An Ebola Crisis In A War Zone'  WBUR

The charity Save the Children said this week that the number of new Ebola cases in Congo spiked last month. The country's health ministry says there have ...

WBUR
Ebola patients stranded by violence in DR Congo  PBS NewsHour

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing, the World Health Organization said Friday, having killed 436 of more than 700 infected.

PBS NewsHour
Belgium children face DNA tests amid DR Congo kidnap fears  BBC News

Belgian authorities have asked for DNA samples of children adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo to establish if their biological parents are still alive, ...

BBC News
Ebola cases in Congo expected to double amid fears outbreak could cross borders  The Guardian

With health system at breaking point, uncertainty over how virus is being transmitted prompts fears it could range beyond DRC.

The Guardian
DR Congo's people hope new leader will make changes  Aljazeera.com

There's optimism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as people welcome their new leader, in spite of the economic hurdles ahead and questions ...

Aljazeera.com
AP Explains: Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong  Washington Post

AP Explains: Why Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is still going strong 6 months on.

Washington Post
Thirteen killed after DR Congo jailbreak: prison chief  Daily Nation

Prison head said roughly 60 people escaped but 16 have been recaptured.

Daily Nation
Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO  Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization ...

Reuters
Congo’s isolated villagers can’t get the Ebola vaccine. This Nampa group is bringing it  Idaho Statesman

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is deadly. A vaccine exists. But aid workers struggle to get it to isolated villages as they deal with armed militias. Nampa's Mission ...

Idaho Statesman
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election  Foreign Policy

When the results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were announced last month in favor of the candidate Felix Tshisekedi, ...

Foreign Policy
UN unearths 50 mass graves in Democratic Republic of Congo  Aljazeera.com

Authorities set to examine graves in western Mai-Ndombe province where hundreds could have been killed.

Aljazeera.com
Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 27 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

1. Situation update. The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo, continues to prove challenging ...

ReliefWeb
Kabila to pull strings in Congo parliament after flawed vote  Financial Times

FCC will have wide-ranging powers including ability to select next prime minister.

Financial Times
Death Toll From Congo's Ebola Epidemic Surpasses 500  WBUR

Ebola deaths top 500 in Congo. We have a report from the frontlines.

WBUR
How Joseph Kabila lost then won Congo’s election  Financial Times

Despite first change of leader via polls since independence, ex-president holds many cards.

Financial Times
Six months on, Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo now second largest in history  UNICEF

KINSHASA/NEW YORK, 30 January 2019 – Since the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared six months ago on 1st ...

UNICEF
Dozens killed, wounded in wake of Congo election results  defenceWeb

The U.N. human rights office said on Friday that it had documented 34 people killed, 59 wounded and 241 “arbitrary arrests” in the Democratic Republic of ...

defenceWeb
Baz Ratner / Reuters Congo's Illusion of Stability  The Atlantic

Leaked results strongly suggest that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's election was stolen. But not in the way you would expect. In this issue, a historical ...

The Atlantic
Fear and trauma haunt Congolese massacre survivors  EWN

At least 16000 people have fled over the river to the Republic of Congo, many of them seeking shelter in the district of Makotimpoko, according to authorities in ...

EWN
Congo: a Museum to promote local artists[This is Culture, TMC]  africanews

In this week's episode of This is Culture, we continue our exploits in the African Circle Museum which opened its doors in Pointe Noire, Congo in December.

africanews
The Congo's chaotic election throws the future of cobalt in doubt  Axios

The controversial election of Felix Tshisekedi to the presidency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of last year raises many new ...

Axios
Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - I Was So Afraid to Die and Be Put in a Body Bag, Just Like My Parents Were  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to the deadly Ebola virus in August last year, she thought the disease was a myth. Then her worst nightmare came ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Congo records one-day record for confirmed Ebola cases  EWN

The outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever in the eastern provinces of North Kivu and Ituri is already the second-largest in history with 713 confirmed and probable ...

EWN
République démocratique du Congo - Tanganyika - Contraintes d'accès: Points chauds sur l'Axe Nyunzu- Mukebo-Nsange-Kiambi, 14 février 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

A *service* provided by. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996.

ReliefWeb
In Congo, fighting a virus and a groundswell of fake news  Science Magazine

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is providing a natural experiment in fighting fake news. Occurring in a conflict zone, amid a ...

Science Magazine
Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge  Toronto Star

KINSHASA, CONGO—Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule on a challenge to the presidential election, with the government on Friday dismissing an ...

Toronto Star
Kagame, high level delegation to hold meeting in DR Congo  The New Times

President Paul Kagame and Moussa Faki Mahamat of AU during a high level consultative meeting on the situation in DRC yesterday. Courtesy.

The New Times
South Africa may double power buy from Congo hydro plant  Fin24

South Africa is considering doubling the amount of electricity it plans to buy from a proposed multibillion-dollar hydro power plant in the Democratic Republic of ...

Fin24
At least 100000 babies die every year because of conflict - Democratic Republic of the Congo  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo and 3 other countries about Protection and Human Rights and Children; published on ...

ReliefWeb
Congo ebola outbreak: Deadly virus and cholera killing HUNDREDS amid political unrest  Express.co.uk

DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo is racing to contain a deadly cholera outbreak that has swept through conflict-ravaged villages and now spread to ...

Express.co.uk
Felix Tshisekedi officially becomes president of DR Congo  africanews

The first peaceful transfer of political power in the Democratic Republic of Congo's took place in the capital, Kinshasa, on Thursday January 24. Felix Tshisekedi ...

africanews
The Democratic Republic of Congo's Other Crisis  The Nation

Far from the political turmoil of the capital, corporations mining metals are destroying livelihoods and landscapes.

The Nation
France assault trial opens for Congolese star Koffi Olomide  EWN

It was not clear if Olomide, whose real name is Antoine Agbepa Mumba, was present for the beginning of the hearing behind closed doors at the court in ...

EWN
Congo, Nashville's Super Bowl-winner picking giraffe, makes his 2019 selection  The Tennessean

The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere's giraffe Congo made his Super Bowl LIII selection.

The Tennessean
Someone You Should Know: Journey from the Congo to North Dakota  KXNet.com

He fled from his home country on foot and was separated from his family. But John Ndabuguye's story isn't a sad one — it's one of perseverance and generosity.

KXNet.com
Saving the forests of the Congo Basin: Q&A with author Meindert Brouwer  Mongabay.com

It was an ambitious project from the start: to capture the Congo Basin rainforest in the pages of a book. Stretching across an area larger than Saudi Arabia, the ...

Mongabay.com
NPP, NDC must disband vigilante groups  Graphic Online

The immediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has called on the leadership of the two main ...

Graphic Online
How Congo became the private property of Leopold II of Belgium who exploited and butchered millions  Face2Face Africa

The King of the Belgians, Leopold II, who ruled from 1865 to 1909 has been described as worse than Adolf Hitler for his genocide against the people of the ...

Face2Face Africa
Eye on Africa - Nigeria bolsters security on eve of presidential elections  FRANCE 24

Security is tight in Nigeria as the country makes final preparations on the eve of presidential elections, with ballot boxes distributed to polling stations across the ...

FRANCE 24
Ebola death toll surges in DR Congo  FRANCE 24

Beni (DR Congo) (AFP). The number of people killed in an Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has risen to 443, health authorities have announced, as new ...

FRANCE 24
Congolese Fables Preserved in Stunning Photography Book  My Modern Met

'Congo Tales' is a look the fables and myths of the Congolese living in the Mbomo district. Celebrity photographer Pieter Henket captures reenactments of these ...

My Modern Met
Win tickets to ‘Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa’ exhibit, $50 VMFA gift card  WTVR CBS 6 News

Don't miss your chance to win a four-pack of tickets to "Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa" plus a $50 gift card to the gift shop at the Virginia ...

WTVR CBS 6 News
Africa50 signs agreement with the Republic of Congo for power plant extension  TXF

Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of the Republic of Congo to ...

TXF
In Congo, will president's chosen successor have real power?  Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The crowd roared as the wife of Congo's departing president pressed her palm to the forehead of the anointed successor and ...

Associated Press
No new foreign-born players for Warriors clash against Congo  soccer24.co.zw

Soccer24 on 14 Feb, 2019. No new foreign-born players for Warriors clash against Congo. No new foreign-born players will be available for the Warriors' ...

soccer24.co.zw
Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi hails victory on first trip abroad  Times Now

Kinshasa: DR Congo's new President, Felix Tshisekedi, on Tuesday defended his disputed election victory as he visited neighbouring Angola on his first trip ...

Times Now
– What Motivates Congo's Wildlife Conservation Rangers? | ENS  Environment News Service

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 22, 2019 (ENS) – Being a conservation ranger is one of the most difficult and dangerous jobs on Earth.

Environment News Service
Congolese refugee smuggler's case ready for trial  observer.com.na

The case of a Congolese woman accused of smuggling immigrants from her country into Namibia, is now ready to go to trial in the High Court. The 48-yea...

observer.com.na
CONGO-B : Ofis digitalises Pointe-Noire  Africa Intelligence

In the course of 2019, Luc-Emmanuel Zanghieri, the boss of the internet *service* provider Ofis, is set to embark on the 'Pointe-Noire digital city' project to bring ...

Africa Intelligence
Congo's Kabila doesn't rule out seeking presidency in future  The Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's President Joseph Kabila is stepping down after this month's election but he doesn't rule out seeking the post again in the ...

The Associated Press
Confusion, anger grow as Congo faces Sunday's election  The Associated Press

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — As Congo hurtles toward Sunday's already troubled election, the opposition on Tuesday urged mobile phone companies to disable ...

The Associated Press
Elections in the time of Ebola: Congo votes amid disease  The Associated Press

BENI, Congo (AP) — What's an election campaign without shaking hands with potential voters? Congolese candidates in the thick of an Ebola outbreak, now the ...

The Associated Press
Kasai bishops endorse election of DR Congo's Tshisekedi  eNCA

KANANGA - Some Catholic bishops in the Kasai region of DR Congo on Sunday endorsed the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the new president, splitting with ...

eNCA
Mudhoney touring this fall with Pissed Jeans, Kid Congo, more  Brooklyn Vegan

Mudhoney, who released the 'Digital Garbage' album last year, will be on an East Coast tour this fall, including runs with Pissed Jeans, Kid Congo Powers & The ...

Brooklyn Vegan
As Ebola outbreak spreads in Congo, concern grows over vaccine supplies  STAT

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo appears to be spreading southward from its current epicenter at Beni, raising concerns it will take ...

STAT
Karachi witnesses years first death from Congo virus  Geo News

KARACHI: The first death from Congo virus in the ongoing year was reported on Tuesday, as a resident of Orangi Town died after being diagnosed with the ...

Geo News
First Congo virus case of 2019 reported in Karachi  Samaa Digital

A 35-year-old resident of Orangi Town has contracted the disease.

Samaa Digital
'Excited for everything': Congolese family settles in North Amherst  GazetteNET

AMHERST — A few days before millions of Americans gathered to watch the New England Patriots win a sixth Super Bowl, the 10 members of a recently arrived ...

GazetteNET
Congo Presidential Election Results Delayed  The New York Times

People in the Democratic Republic of Congo had been told they would learn who their new leader was on Wednesday night. The hour passed with no word.

The New York Times
The Congolese rising Kingdom in Umoja Estate  The Standard

The relative economic and political stability in Kenya as compared to other East African nations has served as a powerful magnet where people from ...

The Standard
An Imperfect Victory for Democracy in Congo  The New York Times

This is not the outcome that the incumbent president initially wanted.

The New York Times
Warning of ‘Fictitious’ Election Results Online, Congo Cuts Internet for 2nd Day  The New York Times

The Democratic Republic of Congo, waiting for official election results, cut internet connections and SMS services for a second day, saying it wanted to avert ...

The New York Times
Amid concerns of Congo election violence, U.S. deploys troops to Central Africa  NBC News

President Donald Trump said military personnel deployed to nearby Gabon will secure U.S. citizens in Congo in the event "violent demonstrations" break out.

NBC News
Why football stars have DR Congo on their mind  BBC News

Amid the big games over the festive period, Congolese football stars may well have their minds focussed on events back home. People in the vast country of the ...

BBC News
Congo opposition candidate slams irregularities in presidential vote  CNN

An opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo has complained of voting irregularities following Sunday's long-awaited presidential elections.

CNN
DR Congo Voters Want Change, and They Want it Now  VOA News

As promises fly ahead of pivotal DR Congo election, voters just want basic services.

VOA News
Democratic Republic of Congo internet shutdown shows how Chinese censorship tactics are spreading  CNN

As citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pointlessly refresh their web browsers this week, they may be getting a preview of just what ...

CNN
DR Congo: Nearly 900 killed in ethnic clashes last month, UN says  BBC News

Ethnic violence in western Democratic Republic of Congo left at least 890 dead over just three days last month, the UN says. "Credible sources" say clashes ...

BBC News
 

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is named after the Congo River, which flows throughout the country.The Congo River is the world's deepest river and the world's second largest river by discharge.The Comité d'études du haut Congo ("Committee for the Study of the Upper Congo"), established by King Leopold II of Belgium in 1876, and the International Association of the Congo, established by ...
Directed by Frank Marshall. With Laura Linney, Tim Curry, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson. When an expedition to the African Congo ends in disaster, a new team is assembled to find out what went wrong.
When a diamond expedition in the Congo is lost, a scientist is sent in to find out what happened. Tagging along is an primatologist taking a trained gorilla back to the wild and a Romanian ...
The Portuguese explorer Diogo Cão reached the mouth of the Congo in 1484. Commercial relationships quickly grew between the inland Bantu kingdoms and European merchants who traded various commodities, manufactured goods, and people captured from the hinterlands.
News about Congo, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
The Luizi Structure, located in southeastern Congo, is a crater covered by grasses up to a meter (3 ft) high. The crater seen in this satellite image has about a 17 km (11 mi) diameter, with an intermittent ring about 5.2 km (3.2 mi) across, and a smaller, center ring about 2 km (1.2 mi) across.
Sapeurs and Rumble in the Jungle Muhammad Ali Stadium Kinshasa Day Tour. ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Saloon Kinshasa, KinshasaKinshasa is the third largest city on the African continent, capital of Africa’s third-largest country, the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa).
Under the command of the French, the natives of the Congo suffered through forced labor, and saw their valuable rubber and ivory resources exploited as well.. In 1945, Jean-Felix Tchicaya was elected into the French Parliament, becoming one of the first African leaders given the opportunity.
Democratic Republic of the Congo, country located in central Africa.Officially known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country has a 25-mile (40-km) coastline on the Atlantic Ocean but is otherwise landlocked. It is the second largest country on the continent; only Algeria is larger. The capital, Kinshasa, is located on the Congo River about 320 miles (515 km) from its mouth.
Geography . The Congo is situated in west-central Africa astride the equator. It borders Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Angola exclave of Cabinda, with a short stretch of coast on the South Atlantic.
 

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Congo may refer to either of two countries that border the Congo River in central Africa:the larger Democratic Republic of the Congo to the southeast (capital: Kinshasa), formerly known as Zaire and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Kinshasa"the smaller Republic of the Congo to the northwest (capital: Brazzaville) and sometimes referred to as "Congo-Brazzaville"Congo or Kongo may also refer to: