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Difference between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo, thean African country, formerly known as Zaire, with the capital Kinshasa:

  • Coltan has permitted the Rwandan army to sustain its presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Republic of Congo, thethe smaller and more westerly African country, with Brazaville as its capital:

  • The Republic of Congo is one of Africa’s largest petroleum producers with significant potential for offshore development.