Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Facts & Figures

President: Joseph Kabila (2001)

Prime Minister: Augustin Matata Ponyo Mapon (2012)

Land area: 875,520 sq mi (2,267,599 sq km); total area: 905,568 sq mi (2,345,410 sq km)

Population (2012 est.): 73,599,190 (growth rate: 2.58%); birth rate: 37.05/1000; infant mortality rate: 76.63/1000; life expectancy: 55.74; density per sq km: 30

Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Kinshasa, 8,401,000

Other large cities: Lubumbashi, 1,543,000; Mbuji-Mayi, 1,488,000; Kananga 878,000; Kisangani 812,000

Monetary unit: Congolese franc

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  3. Power-Hungry Mobutu Gains Control, Wreaks Havoc
  4. Laurent Kabila Topples Mobutu
  5. Son of Assassinated Leader Kabila Oversees End of Congo's Civil War
  6. Government and Rebels Led by Laurent Nkunda Declare a Cease-fire
  7. Kabila Reelected in Vote Marred by Violence
  8. Lubanga Case Establishes Child Soldiers as an International Crime
  9. Former Rebels Resume Battle With the Government
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