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Congo, Democratic Republic of the

(Encyclopedia)Congo, Democratic Republic of the, formerly Zaïrez´r, zär´ [key], republic (2015 est. pop. 76,197,000), c.905,000 sq mi (2,344,000 sq km), central Africa. It borders on Angola in the southwe...

Congo Republic

(Encyclopedia)Congo Republic: see Congo, Republic of the.

Congo, Republic of the

(Encyclopedia)Congo, Republic of the, republic (2015 est. pop. 4,996,000), 132,046 sq mi (342,000 sq km), W central Africa; also known as the Congo Republic. Congo is bordered on the west by Gabon; on the north by ...

Belgian Congo

(Encyclopedia)Belgian Congo: see Congo, Democratic Republic of the.

Congo, Belgian

(Encyclopedia)Congo, Belgian: see Congo, Democratic Republic of the.


(Encyclopedia)Zaïre, country, Africa: see Congo, Democratic Republic of the.


(Encyclopedia)Congo kng´g [key] or Zaïrez´r, zär´ [key], great river of equatorial Africa, c.2,720 mi (4,380 km) long, formed by the waters of the Lualaba River and its tributary, the Luvua River, an...

Kasavubu, Joseph

(Encyclopedia)Kasavubu, Joseph ksvoo´boo, kä´s– [key], 1917?–1969, African political leader, president of the Republic of the Congo (1960–65, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). He studi...

Democratic party

(Encyclopedia)Democratic party, American political party; the oldest continuous political party in the United States. Origins in Jeffersonian Democracy When political alignments first emerged in George Washington's...

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