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Below are links by topical categories to resources primarily in English providing information generally on conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. For related web links, see Regional Resources: Africa. For more USIP resources see Congo, Democratic Republic of.

These links complement USIP Special Reports: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together: Reconstructing Peace in the Congo and the Current Issues Briefing: Prospects for Peace and Democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

General Resources

The sites below collect links to other Internet resources which describe the background, history and current events in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Government Agencies and International Organizations

African Union

  • African Union
    Successor organization to the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Union's web site has news and events, documents, a listing of member states and related web links. A representative of the former OAU witnessed the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

International Court of Justice (ICJ)

International Crisis Group

South Africa Development Community (SADC)

United Nations

United States

Maps and Guides

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: CIA World Factbook
    Country information covers the geography, people, economy, government, and infrastructure. Includes a map.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire)
    Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. These maps were produced by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
  • ReliefWeb: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
    Regional and thematic maps from the UN's ReliefWeb covering the DRC, particularly movement of refugees and humanitarian assistance.
  • Your Nation
    An interactive database with information derived from the CIA World Factbook, Your Nation allows the user to compare or rank statistics for any two countries or display a statistical summary for an individual country. Settings are customizable.

Media and News Sources

Peace Agreements and Political Resources

Updated: May 17, 2005

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