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By Natalie Gill, Samta Bhakta, Corrina Gumphrey

Natalie Gill

on 22 April 2013

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Religion Religion is a huge part of being Conglese. Above is a picture of some kids who couldn't afford insturments for worship, so they made them out of trash instead. Photo Credit: Alga A. Sar Kongo is one of the many ethnic groups that live in the Congo. 48% of the people belong to the Kongo ethnic group. The Congo FOOD! MUAMBA NSUSU http://www.geographicguide.net/africa/congo.htm by Natalie Gill, Corrina Gumphrey, and Samta Bhakta Cultural Geography Muamba Nsusu is a type of Congo Chicken Soup. It is eaten in both D.R. Congo, and Congo. It includes a peanut sauce, tomato paste, shredded chicken, onions and rice. Peanuts are a widespread adoption in Africa. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cf.html http://oneinfivemillion.blogspot.com/2012/01/muamba-nsusu-congo-chicken-soup.html http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Republic_of_Congo_Map.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava Fufu http://sankofafufu.com/ The Sangha people of Congo take up about 20% of the population. They live in the northeast of Africa and usually make a living as farmers or fishermen. Fufu is made by boiling starchy vegetables (cassava, yams, or plantains). It is served with a soup (soup is used as a dipping sauce). It is a dough-like texture. It tastes like a potato due to the starch vegetables used but is very soft/doughy. http://culturesofafrica.pbworks.com/f/1266512712/4607-2410Tribe.jpg http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Congo-Republic-of-the-ROC-ETHNIC-GROUPS.html Economic Geography The Congo (including D.R.C.) is estimated to have around $24 trillion worth of raw minerals that have not been deposited. The mining activities have caused very serious issues including violence. In 2010, they banned mining in the east country. http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1380/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_industry_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/kateday/100001074/fighting-photographic-cliches-finbarr-oreilly-and-gold-in-the-congo/ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1380/gallery/ MINING. TOURISM Many people do not know that Congo offers very unique tourism attractions. The attractions differ from wildlife, indigenous cultures, and other rare opportunities to see geographical sites. You can visit the Congo River and Virunga National Park which is considered Africa's first National Park. Inside Virunga National Park you can see Mount Nyiragongo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_the_Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo The Teke tribe originated from Ogowe region in Gabon. The Teke tribe takes up 17% of the population but make a big impact because of their unique culture. http://www.africancraftsmarket.com/Teke-tribal-people.htm http://www.eyesonafrica.net/african-safari-rwanda/rwanda-parks.htm http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/04/05/Congo-620_620x350.jpg As you can see, most of the population of the congo are under the age of 18. Typically, because of very little advancements in medical technology, its easier to come down with something small, and it ending in dramatic results. Music folk music in the congo is very popular because of the strong relationship with their ancestors. It is one of the most famous kinds of the music in the Congo. Exporting in Congo has been very rough. After the civil war, their cash crops were severely damaged. Production fell again after many small, private owned companies were nationalized. During the 90's, the production of the crops were mostly back in private companies. There are about 300,000 commercial farmers. http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/XWbX3Hho0EAuUOb8ApphyQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7aD00NzQ7cT04NTt3PTYwNQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_ca/News/Capress/NYET399-54_2012_141444_high.jpg Cassava is one of the main crops grown in Congo. It is grown nationwide, like rice, although it's mainly centered in the south. It is a very important source for food, not just money. There are ways to preserve the Cassava because many houses don't have refrigeration. It is also used for animal food. http://www.photius.com/countries/congo_democratic_republic_of_the/economy/congo_democratic_republic_of_the_economy_crops.html Soukou is another popular type of music in the congo. Soukou is popular because it is relaxing and resembles the american jazz music. The Congos most popular dances are by far the ritual ones. The ritual dances usually symbolize life occurances such as child birth or rites of passage. http://www.worldartswest.org/Assets/performances/C_EDF08_Ballet_Lisanga_016.jpg Urban Geography There are two types of coffee grown: Robusta, made for instant coffee, and Arabica which is used for exporting in bean form. Robusta is widespread along Africa. Coffee is one of the main cash crops in Congo. All the cash crops in Africa are grown on plantations. http://www.worldartswest.org/Assets/performances/C_EDF08_Ballet_Lisanga_016.jpg Brazzerville is the capital of the Congo and is a very important city. People travel to brazzerville for the beautiful landscape and the modern culture. http://www.congo-pages.org/BANDUNDU/GOBARI.htm http://www.ambacongo-us.org/Portals/6/Gallery/Album/10/ponitenoire_street.jpg AGRICULTURAL
GEOGRAPHY Pointe-Noire is the second largest city in the Congo. Pointe Noire is densely populated so for transportation they use lots of mass transit. http://www.ambacongo-us.org/Portals/6/Gallery/Album/10/ponitenoire_street.jpg Loubomo is a very big and popular city in the Congo. Loubomo is a modernized city but is still rich in the rituals and the Congo culture. Most of the Congo is Christian, but do have a few other religions like any other country. Note that only 3% of the population of the Congo follow traditional religions of Africa. http://features.pewforum.org/africa/country.php?c=51 These are the main languages of the Congo, but almost everyone speaks a dialect of French. French is a language used to comunicate not only in Africa, but the rest of the world. Anything Interesting During September, from the 19th to the 23rd, 50 pastors from the Congo were flown in for a leadership conference. With over 20 speakers, 4 different languages spoken, and 100 in attendance, it brought a little bit of the Congo to the states. Pictured are some of the pastors who attended.
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