in the period from 1885 to 1908, many well-documented atrocities were perpetrated in the congo free state today the democratic republic of the congo which, at the time, was a colony under the personal rule of king leopold ii of the belgians.these atrocities were particularly associated with the labour policies used to collect natural rubber for export.
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colonization of the congo refers to the european colonization of the congo region of tropical africa.it was the last part of the continent to be colonized. by the end of the 19th century, the congo basin had been carved up by european colonial powers, into the congo free state, the french congo and the portuguese congo
telecommunications in the democratic republic of the congo include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the internet. radio and television. radio stations: two state-owned radio stations are supplemented by more than 100 .
however, representations were made to the premier by peter fitzpatrick of burragorang, who was connected to some mining operations near katoomba. in april 1884, william marshall cooper, surveyor of public parks for the state government, was assigned the job, and worked out a horse-and-carriage track in a 10-day trek from katoomba to the caves .
the culture of the democratic republic of the congo is extremely diverse, reflecting the great diversity and different customs which exist in the country. congolese culture combines the influence of tradition to the region, but also combines influences from abroad which arrived during the era of colonization and has continued to have a strong influence, without destroying the individuality of .
mining industry of the democratic republic of the congo. the mining industry of the democratic republic of the congo is a significant factor in the world's production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum, tin, and gold. it is the democratic republic of the congo's largest source of export income.
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 him in 1879, were also named after the river.
territorial organisation in the democratic republic of the congo. the administrative hierarchy of political subdivisions in the democratic republic of the congo is as follows: province formerly 'région' mairies in urban areas cities commune or incorporated grouping formerly 'zone urbaine' urban area quartier neighbourhoods
frontier mine is a copper mine in katanga province, democratic republic of the congo drc owned and operated by erg eurasian resources group . the resource was first mined by first quantum minerals.the mine has an annual capacity of 370,000 tonnes of sulphide concentrate containing 27% copper.
anvil mining is a copper producer that has been operating in the democratic republic of the congo since 2002. the company headquarters are in montreal, quebec, canada. anvil is listed on the toronto stock exchange and the australian stock exchange.
sparsely populated in relation to its area, the democratic republic of the congo is home to vast potential in natural resources and mineral wealth. despite this, the economy has declined drastically since the mid-1980s. at the time of its independence in 1960, the democratic republic of the congo was the second most industrialized country in africa after south africa. it boasted a thriving mining sector and its agriculture sector was relatively productive. since then, corruption, war and politic
the democratic republic of the congo, and the east of the country in particular, has been described as the 'rape capital of the world,' and the prevalence and intensity of all forms of sexual violence has been described as the worst in the world. human rights watch defines sexual violence as 'an act of a sexual nature by force, or by threat of force or coercion,' and rape as 'a form of sexual .
deforestation in the democratic republic of the congo slash and burn deforestation in southern mexico to clear land for agriculture countrydemocratic republic of the congo locationcongo basin forest typerainforest forest area154,000,000 ha or 595,000 sq mi deforestation rate311,000 ha or 1,200 sq mi annually; 0.2% main causesfuelwood and charcoal collection, artisanal and small-scale logging, industrial logging, clearing for agriculture, and road construction. deforestation in the democratic rep
lake mweru also spelled mwelu, mwero is a freshwater lake on the longest arm of africa's second-longest river, the congo. located on the border between zambia and democratic republic of the congo, it makes up 110 km of the total length of the congo, lying between its luapula river upstream and luvua river downstream segments.
the democratic republic of the congo is a country located in the african great lakes region of central africa.it is the second largest country in africa by area and the eleventh largest in the world.with a population of over 75 million, the democratic republic of the congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in africa, as well as the most .