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Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)

The Democratic Republic of Congo after the civil war
Detailed chronology since Oct 21, 1996, and commented links to related sites on the Net.

New Congo Net
Daily national, regional,international and business news and analyses about the Congo. Gallery of photos and art depicting the people of Congo, their land, and their culture.

World Factbook 1996 (CIA)
The 1996-edition of the "World Factbook " from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Facts and basic indicators.

African Studies WWW (UPenn)
Zaire page on the African Studies WWW, supported by the University of Pennsylvania. Map and pointers to other resources.

Elections around the world
Election facts by Wilfred Derksen.

City.Net Zaire
Links to different sources on Zaire. Connected to the search engine Excite.

Zaire - A Country Study
A handbook on Zaire for the US Department of the Army. History, geography, society, economy, transportation and telecommunications, government and politics and national security. Completed in December 1993.

Stanford University - Democratic Republic of the Congo
Selected Internet resources on Congo at the Stanford University Libraries' "Africa South of the Sahara".

 

Conflict Features

Inter Press Service - Conflict Watch - Zaire
IPS Conflict Watch Section's page on Zaire. Information on key players in the conflict, on the ADFL, the refugee population, a chronology of the Kivu conflict (1885-1996), and a feature on the arms trade in the conflict.

CNN - Focus: Conflict in Zaire
A special feature on the anatomy of the crisis, key facts, cast of characters, essay on Zaire and a quiz.

 

Culture

Ethnologue Database
The Ethnologue is a catalogue of more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries. The Ethnologue Name Index lists over 39,000 language names, dialect names, and alternate names. The Ethnologue Language Family Index organizes languages according to language families.
 

Afro-Carribean Music
The Zaire-page on Afro-Carribean Music, a non commercial server devoted to the promotion of the Afro-Caribbean culture by the mean of it's music.

 

E-mail Lists

Zaire-News
List with AP, Reuter and AFP stories. Maintained by Dr. Andre Kapanga, Illinois State Universty. To subscribe send e-mail to: listserv@RS6000.CMP.ILSTU.EDU; with this message: sub zaire-news YourFirstName YourLastName.

The Rwanda/Zaire E-Mail List
Reports from IRIN, WFP, OFDA, ICRC and other organizations. To subscribe send email to: listproc@vita.org. Leave the subject area blank. In the message area put sub rwanda YourFirstName YourLastName. More about this list.

 

Great Lakes region

ReliefWeb - Latest News on the Great Lakes crisis
The Latest page on ReliefWeb. For those who monitor a particular emergency on a frequent basis and want to see the newest documents pertaining to that emergency.

ELDIS - Great Lakes Crisis
Links to information sources on the crisis situation in the Great Lakes region. Part of the Electronic Development and Information System (ELDIS).

Crisis in the Great Lakes Region
Background information on the crisis in the Great Lakes Region. Links to other resources.

 

Health

Ebola Epidemic
Comprehensive site on Ebola. By the Microbiology Department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Ebola Outbreaks - Updates
Another ebola page on the Institute for Molecular Virology, a research institute on the University of Wisconsin Madison Campus.
 
 
Economy
MBendi's economic profile on Zaire
By Mbendi Information Service. Information on the business opportunities and challenges in the countries of Africa, the companies and organisations active in various industry sectors (Oil, Gas, Chemicals, Mining etc.), the leading business and government personalities, a directory of products and services, the larger development projects currently underway in Africa, and information on the African Stock Exchanges.
 
 
Human Rights
 
1996 US State Department Human Rights Report
Country report in the annual US Human Rights Report, prepared for the Congress. Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1997.
 
Amnesty International - Swedish Section
Z-entry on the Swedish AI-homepage. Country reports and articles on Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

News

@frica Update archive
Daily news digest by the NCA, sorted by country, region and organisation. See also our index on news sources.

OneWorld News Service - Zaire Page
News from organisations and bureaus participating in the One World project

AP-Stories on Zaire
Associated Press
stories on Zaire, by The Washington Post.

Reuter-Stories on Zaire
Reuters stories on Zaire, by Yahoo.

AFP-Stories on Zaire (in English)
Agence France-Press (AFP) stories on Zaire.

The Africa News Server - Zaire
African News Service reports on Zaire.

 

Tourism

INFOHUB Zaire Page
Comprehensive global travel guide.