Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République démocratique du Congo (RDC) [kɔ̃ɡo]), informally Congo-Kinshasa, DR Congo, the DRC, the DROC, or the Congo, and formerly and also colloquially Zaire, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered to the northwest by the Republic of the Congo, to the north by the Central African Republic, to the northeast by South Sudan, to the east by Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, and by Tanzania (across Lake Tanganyika), to the south and southeast by Zambia, to the southwest by Angola, and to the west by the South Atlantic Ocean and the Cabinda …

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DW: Deutsche Welle · 19 January 2015 English

The Congo River and the forests along its banks are a good as dead. The reason: people are going hungry and hunt anything they can catch. Many species have already …


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The longitudinal strips are bamboo and the transversal ones are raffia or bamboo. Patterns are made by coloring different strands.


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The roof will later be plaited with leaves of a marsh palm tree noted for their resistance to rain.



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The items displayed are a Kuba-Bushong ceramic pot made by Iding subgroup of Sankuru and a wooden "half moon" box for storing women's valuables that comes from the Kuba-Shoowa village …


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This court case concerned the issue of a woman and modern-style bridewealth. The task of the village court is to seek an amicable settlement through mediation which failed in this …


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The phases in these initiation rituals of the Kuba-Bushong are: preliminaries; first masks in village; "wall"; induction through wall and tunnel; camp in bush (no pictures!); forays of boys near …


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