The Central African nation now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was previously administered as a colonial possession by Belgium until 1960. It was officially established as an official colony after ... More »

Ethiopia and Liberia were the only two African countries that were not colonized. Liberia was founded by freed slaves and Ethiopia resisted Italian attempts at colonization. More »

Great Britain took Hong Kong from China after winning the First Opium War and took southern Kowloon after winning the Second Opium War. Portugal claimed the Macau region and kept it until 1999. France took over the regio... More »

As of December 2015, the world's poorest countries are the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Liberia and Burundi. Each of these countries is in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, the 13 poores... More »

The Congo River starts in central Africa in the country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo and ends in the country of Tanzania. It eventually feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. More »

In 2014, the gross domestic product of the Democratic Republic of Congo was $33.12 billion. With a population of roughly 74 million people, the GDP per capita is $380. The country's GDP grew by 9 percent in 2014, and it ... More »

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The Congo River flows through the Democratic Republic of the Congo and borders the Republic of the Congo. The river and the country it flows through were once called Zaire and the Zaire River. More »