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Congo, the Democratic Republic of

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCongo, the Democratic Republic ofthe Democratic Republic of CongoCongo, Democratic Republic of the 🔊 🔊 a very large country in central Africa, which was called Zaïre between 1971 and 1997, and before that was called the Belgian Congo. Population: 75,507,308 (2014). Capital: Kinshasa. It is known especially for its large rain forest. Since President Mobutu, who had ruled the country for 30 years, was forced to give up power in 1997, different groups have continued to fight for control of the country.Congolese /ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz◂ $ ˌkɑːŋ-/ noun, adjective
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