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The Democratic Republic of the Congo was formerly named the Belgian Congo and later Zaire. Bantus are the majority ethnic group in Congo. This nation of 45 million is the 3rd largest in Africa.
(NH, 7/96, p.14)(SFC, 10/26/96, p.A8)(SFC, 5/21/98, p.A14)
Congo DRC is about two-thirds size of western Europe.
(Econ, 8/5/06, p.41)
Links: CIA Factbook: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/cg.html
AfricaNet: http://www.africanet.com/africanet/country/zaire/home.htm
ICL: http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/law/cf__indx.html
3D: http://www.3DAtlas.com/countries/co_congokin.html
Sources: http://www.agora.stm.it/politic/congo-K.htm
Congo Times: http://chss2.montclair.edu/sorac/CongoTimes/home.htm
Fung sources: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/zaire.html