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Democratic Republic of the Congo: History __ "The indigenous inhabitants of the region of the Congo were probably Pygmies, who lived in small numbers in the equatorial forests of the north and northeast. By the end of the 1st millennium B.C., small numbers of Bantu-speaking people had migrated into the area from the northwest..."  A general overview of this country's history. - From -

History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo __ "The area now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo was populated as early as 10,000 years ago and settled in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D. by Bantus from present-day Nigeria."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia -


History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo __ "When Leopold II of Belgium wins international recognition for the Congo Free State in 1885, it is as his own personal fief rather than a Belgian colony. The king is willing to fund the project from his own resources and from concessions to private Belgian companies. The Belgian government has no interest in what seems likely to be an expensive exercise."  A comprehensive history with embedded text links to related materials. - From -

Timeline: Democratic Republic of Congo __ An annotated timeline for the history of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. - illustrated - From BBC -


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