The human rights situation in the drc continues to deteriorate serious violations, such as arbitrary executions, rape, torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment are pervasive, committed mostly by the army, police and intelligence services the latter, highly politicized, are often used to commit politically-motivated. Africa :: congo, democratic republic of the page last updated on april 24, 2018 the world factbook × africa ::congo, democratic republic of the flag description sky blue field divided diagonally from the lower hoist corner to upper fly corner by a red stripe bordered by two narrow yellow stripes. Learn more about the democratic republic of congo economy, including the population of democratic republic of congo, gdp, facts, trade, business, inflation and other data and analysis on its economy from the index of economic freedom published by the heritage foundation. The democratic republic of the congo (french: république démocratique du congo (or rdc) often shortened to drc or dr congo) is the largest and most populous country in central africa it straddles the equator and is surrounded by angola to the southwest angola's cabinda exclave and the republic of the congo. The centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) established an office in the democratic republic of congo (drc) in 2002. Democratic republic of congo a decade of relative stability is at risk from rising polarisation over the delayed organisation of elections and president joseph kabila's determination to stay in power beyond his constitutional time limit in december 2016 crisis group is alerting policymakers to the threat of popular violence,. Stay on top of the democratic republic of congo's biggest stories by al jazeera. Despite what president kabila and his supporters may say, everything is not 'fine' in dr congo.
In democratic republic of the congo, the icrc promotes ihl and helps those affected by conflict and violence to survive and become self-sufficient. How we identified burned villages in the democratic republic of congo historically, these distant conflicts have been difficult to analyze but new technologies allow us to investigate them in close to real time by christoph koettl march 8, 2018. The who country health profile of democratic republic of the congo provides key statistics and links to health topical databases, plus news, features and bulletin journal articles on the health issues of the country.
Rural communities in the democratic republic of the congo face steep hurdles, such as armed violence, civil insecurity, poverty, acute and chronic malnutrition, limited access to natural resources and lack of basic social services as a result of ongoing violence, mainly in the eastern part of the country, over 17 million. Welcome to the website of the democratic republic of the congo permanent mission to the united nations in new york we offer a wide variety of information about the democratic republic of the congo's activities at the united nations the democratic republic of the congo is firmly committed to strive for peace,. The democratic republic of congo has in recent years emerged as one of the most important nations to watch for digital rights violations in africa as the political reality in the central african nation heats up, authorities have resorted to a distinct tactic to keep demonstrations and anti-government rhetoric in.
In november, days after the united states ambassador to the united nations, nikki haley, visited congo and called for kabila to hold elections by the end of 2018, the national electoral commission published a calendar, setting december 23, 2018 as the date for presidential, legislative, and provincial elections, while noting. The democratic republic of the congo (drc), the largest country in francophone africa, has vast natural resources and spans a surface area of 23 million square kilometers fewer than 40% of the nearly 77 million inhabitants live in urban areas with 80 million hectares of arable land and over 1,100 minerals and. The democratic republic of the congo's profile details anti-corruption compliance risks, including legislation, enforcement, and corruption in key sectors.
Explore democratic republic of congo holidays and discover the best time and places to visit | carpeted by huge swaths of rainforest and punctuated by gushing rivers and smoking volcanoes, the democratic republic of congo (drc, formerly zaire) is the ultimate african adventure as much a geographical concept as a.
The democratic republic of the congo is the second largest country in africa it borders nine countries: angola, burundi, the central african republic, the republic of congo, rwanda, south sudan, tanzania, uganda, and zambia the people of the drc represent over 200 ethnic groups, with nearly 250 languages and. Violence has plagued the democratic republic of congo (drc) since its emergence from belgian colonial rule in 1960 forty years later, on july 10, 1999, drc, along with angola, namibia, zimbabwe, rwanda, and uganda, signed the lusaka ceasefire agreement for a cessation of hostilities between all belligerent. This part of the globalissuesorg web site looks at the conflict in the democratic republic of congo media coverage is poor and yet there have been millions of refugees and over five million killed since the war began around august 1998 yet the rich country leaders and their media drew everyone's attention to 2000 ethnic. The democratic republic of the congo (drc) is one of the most complex and challenging humanitarian situations worldwide, with multiple conflicts affecting.