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Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Democratic Republic Of The Congo
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Democratic Republic Of The Congo

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  • 1. Democratic Republic of the Congo Jose Maldonado
  • 2. King Leopold II <ul><li>Henry Stanley explores the Congo </li></ul><ul><li>King Leopold II of Belgium forms Association Internationale Africaine </li></ul><ul><li>The Congo Free State becomes Leopold’s private land </li></ul><ul><li>Forced African labor used to get rubber and ivory </li></ul><ul><li>Millions Die </li></ul>
  • 3. Independence <ul><li>The inhumane acts of Leopold forces Belgium parliament to take over in 1908 </li></ul><ul><li>Belgian authority still plays a paternal role for Congolese and the oppression continues </li></ul><ul><li>Finally after a series of riots and unrest the DRC gains independence on June 30, 1960 </li></ul>
  • 4. Republic of the Congo <ul><li>11 provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Central government </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Kasavubu elected President </li></ul><ul><li>Patrice Lumumba elected Prime Minister </li></ul><ul><li>The army mutinied and 2 provinces seceded </li></ul><ul><li>Lumumba murdered </li></ul><ul><li>Government not strong enough and instability escalates </li></ul>
  • 5. Zaire <ul><li>Mobutu is President </li></ul><ul><li>Mobutu forms a one party system </li></ul><ul><li>32 year reign </li></ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul><ul><li>Bank account has the same amount that is owed on the country’s deficit </li></ul><ul><li>Human’s rights violations and oppression </li></ul>
  • 6. Democratic Republic of the Congo <ul><li>1992 the Sovereign National Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Civil War is imminent </li></ul><ul><li>Mobutu unites both parties and schedules elections for 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Elections never take place </li></ul>
  • 7. Laurent Kabila <ul><li>Ousts Mobutu in 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>No clear plan </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting continues </li></ul><ul><li>Refugees from Genocide </li></ul><ul><li>3.3 million dead </li></ul><ul><li>2002 Kabila assassinated </li></ul>
  • 8. New Constitution <ul><li>Kabila jr. becomes President </li></ul><ul><li>2005 new transitional government </li></ul><ul><li>July 30, 2006 first free elections in 40yrs. </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting continues </li></ul><ul><li>On the road to stability and Democracy </li></ul>

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