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In the late 1800s, as Colonial powers competed for Africa's resources, one man, the King of Belgium, claimed a tract of land for himself south of the Congo River that was as large as all of Western Europe. He named his land the Congo Free State. Under Leopold's rule, the entire population was forced into slavery to extract resources to be sold in Europe and other parts of the world. An estimated 15 million people were murdered. Since then, the region has experienced constant war and its people have remained impoverished despite the wealth that is produced by its natural resources.
Congo Research Group
Organization dedicated to issues related to Congo
Yumbi ‘a ghost city’ following DR Congo inter-communal violence
UN.org | 30 January 2019
Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as DR Congo president
Al Jazeera | Jan 24, 2019
What next for the DR Congo after the disputed election?
Patrick Litanga | Al Jazeera | 17 Jan 2019
Nearly 900 reportedly killed following ‘shocking’ intercommunal attacks in DR Congo
UN News | 16 January 2019
Democratic Republic of Congo profile - Timeline
BBC | 10 January 2019
'This is hell': devastated Congolese village embodies country's crisis
Jason Burke | The Guardian | 19 Dec 2018
Thousands flee violence in south-eastern DR Congo
UNHCR | Andreas Kirchhof | 20 February 2018
A New Congo Crisis?
Sarah Van Beurden | Origins | january 2018
Lake Chad: The World's Most Complex Humanitarian Disaster
Ben Taub | The New Yorker | November 27,2017
So There Are 69 Armed Groups In The Congo, What Next?
CRG Congo Research Group | NOV 28, 2015