Congo

  • Auteur: Sean Rorison
  • ISBN: 1841623911
  • Date de sortie: 2012-07-20
  • Collection: Bradt Travel Guides
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Known as the heart of Africa, the Congos are one of the last bastions in Africa for the seriously adventurous traveler. Both countries remain difficult to visit especially when traveling overland. This revised guide tells you how to travel both adventurously and safely and includes an extensive chapter on security. It provides the intrepid traveler with practical information and the unique maps you will need to explore this jungle territory. City maps have been updated with the latest information on where to find hotels, restaurants and shops. The road network has been repaired and travelers can now travel easily by minibus throughout some regions of these countries. Overland routes are much improved and regional maps are completely revised to show the updated infrastructure.The Congos encompass Africa's largest area of intact rainforest and much of the book is devoted to the spectacular wildlife in both countries. Two eastern national parks, both World Heritage Sites, protect not only the mountain gorilla but the critically endangered eastern lowland gorilla and information on tour groups visiting these sites and many others is included in the guide. Providing practical information on every region of both countries, essential advice on preparation as well as safety precautions, this is the only comprehensive guide to both Congos in English.

Congo

  • Auteur: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN: 0307816508
  • Date de sortie: 2012-05-14
  • Collection: Vintage
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death.

The History of Congo

  • Auteur: Ch. Didier Gondola
  • ISBN: 9780313316968
  • Date de sortie: 2002
  • Collection: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Gondola offers concise account of one of Africa's most mineral-rich and strife-torn countries.

The Congo

  • Auteur: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
  • ISBN: 9781842770535
  • Date de sortie: 2002-05-03
  • Collection: Zed Books
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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja is one of his country's leading intellectuals and his panoramic understanding of the personalities and events, as well as class, ethnic and other factors, make his book a lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen's struggle. His people's defeat and the state's post-colonial crisis are seen as resulting from a post-independence collapse of the anti-colonial alliance between the masses and the national leadership . This book is essential reading for understanding what is happening in the Congo and the Great Lakes region under the rule of the late President Kabila, and now his son. It will also stand as a milestone in how to write the modern political history of Africa.

Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo

  • Auteur: John Frank Clark
  • ISBN: 0810849194
  • Date de sortie: 2012
  • Collection: Scarecrow Press
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Previously published as: Historical dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo / by Emizet Franocois Kisangani and F. Scott Bobb. 2010.

Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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  • ISBN: 9780821361214
  • Date de sortie: 2005-01-01
  • Collection: World Bank Publications
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This publication examines key issues related to the development of the education sector in Democratic Republic of Congo, focusing on the primary and secondary levels. Topics discussed include: background context, structure of the education system, education finance, learning outcomes and conditions, and educational quality aspects; as well as a chapter on the organisation, quality and financing of the higher education sector.

War and Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Auteur: Herbert F. Weiss
  • ISBN: 9789171064585
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Nordic Africa Institute
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A report on the events in 1999 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which have transformed the country into an arena of international and internal violence and conflict involving so many participants that it can be described as the first African continental war. The study also contains a historical background to the recent events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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