COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Felix Tshisekedi
Population: 101,780,263 (2020)
Land Size: 2.34 million sq km (905,354 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Wed - Oct 20, 2021: Army Explains Rwanda-DR Congo Border Incident, Says Relations Intact - AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa
[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) on Tuesday, October 19, released a statement shedding light on the cross-border incident in Rubavu district a day earlier when Rwandan troops crossed into neighboring DR Congo to pursue smugglers.
- Wed - Oct 20, 2021: Rwanda Tries to Ease Tension After Incursion in DR Congo - AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa
[East African] Rwanda army has acknowledged incursion into the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday, describing it as unintentional.
- Wed - Oct 20, 2021: After Mining, DR Congo Turns Focus on 'Illegal' Forest Harvesting Contracts - AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa
[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo government has announced an imminent purge of "doubtful contracts" in the forestry sector, promising another round of anxiety in an area of the economy deemed exploited by foreign entities.
- Tue - Oct 19, 2021: Tension as Army Clashes With Rwandan Soldiers in North Kivu - AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa
[Nation] A military commander in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday that elements of the Rwandan army had invaded six villages in the province of North Kivu.
- Tue - Oct 19, 2021: With Roads and Trade, Uganda Seeks to Build a Bridge Over DR Congo - AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa
[East African] Ugandan Peter Busomoke was possibly one of the few photojournalists to have covered every major conflict in the region in the past 30 years.