Democratic Republic of the Congo
|African continent. Democratic Republic of|
the Congo outlined in dark ink.
|A close-up of the Democratic Republic of the Congo &|
Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Republic of the Congo
Lake Albert, Lake Edward, Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru, Congo River, Atlantic Ocean
905,355 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma, Mbuji-Mayi, Kisangani
Famous Geographical Point:
Dikembe Mutombo, basketball player (famous for blocking shots, you may recognize him from a recent series of commercials where he does that with objects other than basketballs)
Book Set In/About:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
This novel follows the fate of an American missionary family in the Congo during the middle of the 20th century. I've read it a few times & loved it each time, but it's been so long I don't recall much of what happens.
Movie Set In/About:
"Kinshasa Symphony" (2010), directed by Claus Wischmann & Martin Baer
A documentary about Kinshasa's symphony orchestra.
Headline of the Day:
"Democratic Republic of Congo Jail Break Frees Nearly 1000, Leaves Guards Dead" in The Sydney Morning Herald