Congo is in the West central Africa, borders on the republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola and the Atlantic Ocean. On the area - one fourth USA. The main rivers - Ubangi and Boma in the North and Congo in the West which flow into Atlantic. The lake Tanganyika stretches along eastern frontier with Tanzania and Burundi.Form of government
Congo it was occupied by the ancient people of Negrito (Pygmies) who were turned out to mountains by Nilotami's aggressors and to the Bow. American correspondent Henry M. Stanley found the river Congo in 1877 and opened this territory. In 1885 to the King Leopold II granted the right for possession of this territory.
Leopold saved up a huge fortune thanks to sales of an ivory and rubber by means of a slave labor; 10 million people died of compulsory labor, starvation and direct destruction during its colonial domination. Its brutal operation of Congo, eventually, became the international problem, inducing Belgium to assume the right management of Congo. Congo long I remained a colony until revolts compelled Brussels to provide freedom on June 30, 1960. On elections in the same month Joseph Cassavoubou became head of state.
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