Tag Archives: Study in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Top 10 Largest Countries in Africa

After Asia, Africa is the world’s largest and most populous continent. With an area of ​​30.2 million square kilometers, it covers 6% of the total surface of the earth and 20.4% of all land area. Its 1.2 billion inhabitants make up 15% of the world’s human population. But in which countries do most Africans live, according to the… Read More »

Top 10 Largest Cities in the World by Population

Cities with more than 10 million inhabitants are rare: we counted exactly 16. That is if you take the definition “City Proper” for population numbers. There is a lot of controversy about how to count the population of a city. Besides “City Proper” there is also the “Urban agglomeration” and the “metropolitan area”. For example, some calculations include suburbs,… Read More »

Top 10 Largest Cities in Africa

The population of African cities is rising rapidly. Some African cities are among the fastest growing in the world. This entails a lot of problems: housing is often poor, environmental pollution is enormous, and slums are expanding. Yet the rapid growth of African cities also offers technological and social opportunities. We list the ten largest cities in Africa for… Read More »

Democratic Republic of the Congo Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction Congo is a civilized country, in many areas influenced by French culture and customs. A number of rich and influential businessmen have studied in Europe and Canada and therefore have a high-quality demeanor, rich experience in world trade, use modern technology, and therefore it is… Read More »

Living in Kinshasa and the DR Congo

Packing list – or what you should take with you in large quantities from Germany Malaria prophylaxis Medicines (be careful – there are a lot of counterfeit medicines on the Congolese market) Bug spray Shampoo and other hygiene items cosmetics Sunscreen, good sunglasses High quality mosquito protection (mosquito tent, mosquito net) Youth hostel sleeping bag… Read More »

Travelling to Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel, transportation and traffic International airlines currently flying to Kinshasa: Brussels Airways South African Airways Ethiopian Airways Kenya Airways Air France Travel within the country is only possible to a very limited extent. Chaotic conditions prevail in traffic and communication. Overall, the road network is below average. The government speaks of 2,800 km of tar… Read More »

Economic Sectors in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is growing only slowly. The value added tax introduced in 2012 and a restrictive monetary policy by the central bank offer good conditions for economic growth, but corruption and one-sided dependence on the extraction of raw materials have a destabilizing effect. Telecommunications have developed particularly quickly… Read More »

Elections 2018 of Democratic Republic of the Congo

New President of DR Congo Etienne TshisekediBy Foreign and Commonwealth Office Political actors in the presidential and parliamentary elections Emmanuel Ramazani Shardary On August 8, 2018, government spokesman Lambert Mende announced that Joseph Kabila would not run for the December 2018 presidential election. Instead, Emmanuel Ramazani Shardary, general secretary of Kabila’s party, the PPRD, was… Read More »

Human Rights in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Human rights are regularly violated by the military, belligerent groups, police and secret services. The prisons are overcrowded and the conditions are often unimaginable. Many prisoners wait months, sometimes years, for an examination of the procedure or for a judicial decision. National and international human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International… Read More »

Ecological Problems of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Forest clearance in the DR Congo Strongly fluctuating annual precipitation, floods, torrential rain and incalculable dry periods as a result of climate change mean that farmers adapt their agricultural calendar to the rainy and dry seasons. In addition, the DR Congo is confronted with the following ecological challenges: risk of biodiversity loss, extinction of species,… Read More »