Congo map of africa. A 5 15 or 25 contribution will help us fund the cost of acquiring and digitizing more maps for free online access. Congo river formerly zaire river river in west central africa. The second congo war also known as the great war of africa or the great african war and sometimes referred to as the african world war began in the democratic republic of the congo in august 1998 little more than a year after the first congo war and involved some of the same issues. It connects to information about africa and the history and geography of african countries.
The country is still the ancestral homeland for over 200 ethnic groups most descended from kingdoms established long before the europeans arrived in. Hear the names of countries and capitals pronounced. The pcl map collection includes more than 250000 maps yet less than 30 of the collection is currently online. With a length of 2900 miles 4700 km it is the continents second longest river after the nile.
Maps of africa and information on african countries capitals geography history culture and more. Dissected by the equator the democratic republic of the congo drc formerly called zaire is the third largest country on the african continent. The congo crisis french. The democratic republic of congo endured much bloodshed and brutal political repression in the lead up to the december 19 2016 deadline that marked the end of president joseph kabilas.