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Edan Reilly

on 28 March 2016

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Years of warfare and political failure have damaged many chances of having an education for many people. However, Congo has now bounced back and has the highest education rate across Africa. education is free in Congo but the prices for supplies are leaving families in debt, in many schools there are no chairs or tables either.Education in the Republic of Congo is divided into four levels. The first level, which is optional, is a three year pre-school period up to the age of around five and a half years. Following that, all children should enrol in six years of primary school comprised of two years to prepare, two elementary years and finally two medium years.
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Congo is a country in Africa, located by the South-east coast. It has two parts divided into two countries, the Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo
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By: Edan reily
Disclaimer, This is very long and can get boring.
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Population: 10.12 million
Location on map: Located between Democratic and republic's of Congo
Industry: Food Proccesing
Attractions: AAC Bonobo sanctuary dedicated to monkeys, and the Kinshansu Botanic Gardens
Economy: Unknown
Summary: Kinshasa is the largest and most heavily populated city in both areas of Congo.
Found a couple cool Poems
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Earthly Sojourn
by Alain Manbanckou
New day
Promise of light
Flowers blooming
Joy of living
Earth is a thousand-leaved garden
but also
a dump for rent
with Death-front views
Letter to the Sun
by Alain Manbanckou
Here is my registered letter,
with an accusation of deception
I summon you - right here, right now -
to honour a tribute to light,
something you owe this clump of dirt
capering around you.
With very few numbers of children going to school, there are even fewer people to take Real jobs. Many people in Congo are forced into the army before the age of 14. And the people that do escape are not well educated. Many women in Congo do not get hired for jobs in their whole lifetime, this is because if a family is struck with a great deal of poverty they pull all but one child out of school. And it is mostly girls, this way they can help with chores and make it easier on parents. Most girls by the age of 13 are pulled or out of school because of this or the army. Men on the other hand have twice the education of women, because they make it through school, if not, at least farther. This way the "tougher" gender has a greater oppurtunity for jobs.
In Congo the Majority of women dress in long skirts with bold, patterned blouses. Most women carry woven baskets or hats made from Rafi, a palm tree native to south africa.Children primarily dress in old clothes donated from other, richer families if they cannot afford new clothes. Congolese men also use Rafia for hats. they wear long pants to keep from bug bites with button down shirts and closed toed shoes.

There are fifteen main ethnic groups in Congo. The first and largest religion is the Bakongo which makes up 48 percent of the population. Sangha makes up another 20 percent, Teke 17, and the M'Bochi make up 12 percent. The Teke religion has been discriminated in the past because of traditions and ways of life. This lead to the decrease in numbers of the Tekean people.
In Congo there are 10 administrative districts and one federal district, each under the authority of a government. Congo's legal system is based upon French civil law and customary law. Congo's court consists of nine judges who deal with cases involving state security. Judicial bodies have a Supreme Court, a court of appeals, a criminal court, regional and magistrate's courts, labor courts, and courts of common law, where chiefs apply traditional laws and customs. These courts are based on the French government while traditional courts handle local property, domestic, and probate disputes.
Exports of Congo: gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, coltan, zinc, tin, tungsten, crude oil, wood products, and coffee
Imports of Congo: machinery, transportation equipment, fuel, food

Imports and Exports
Here is Congo's national anthem
Northern Congo
Population: about 35 million
Towns:Zongo, Bomassa, Brazzaville
Diosso, Djambala, Ewo, Gamboma, Impfondo, Kayes, Kinkala, Loubomo, Madingo-Kayes Madingou, Makoua
Agriculture: Cotton, Rice, Oil Palm, Coffee, Cocoa, and Tea leaves
Revenue: Agriculture, Rubber, Oil (Palm), Food Proccesing
Daily Lives of Farmers in Congo consist of watering, planting, harvesting and selling crops while other people in their family do other jobs such as advertising and buying seeds, and water.
Population: about 30 million
Towns: Matsanga, Mbinda
Mossendjo, Ngamaba-Mfilou, Nkayi, Ouésso
Owando, Oyo, Pointe-Noire, Sembé, Sibiti,
Agriculture: Cotton, Rice, Sugar, Oil Palm, Coffee, Cocoa, and Tea leaves.
Revenue: Food Proccesing, Agriculture, Fish, Rubber, Oil (Palm),
Daily lives in the Southern parts of Congo are more modern than the North because more Major Cities are Found there. Though there is still farming.
Southern Congo
Lit. Culture Comparison Essay
Congo is a very green country. Over 30 percent of its land is covered in forests! However, Congo is not as peaceful as it seems. Many children are forced into the army at a young age. Congo is still an interesting country.
“Letters to the Sun” relates to Congo in a way after you see it before Alain Manbackou made it into a metaphor. Its main idea is similar to Congo’s culture because in the poem dirt needs attention, as do many people in Congo. “ … as you owe this clump of dirt…” says Manbackou, explaining how bad the sun is needed. I think he meant to explain the conditions in Congo.
“Earthly Sojourn” relates to Congo in detail. In the poem, there are good things and Bad. Congo is the same. “A dump for rent, with death-front views…” and “Promise of light” are two quotes from Alain’s poem, explaining good things and bad can happen.

In both poems I found more emotion during the sad parts rather than the up-lifting quotes. It seemed to overpower the poems and make them upsetting. I think many people in Congo are the same, they don’t realize what they don’t have until they realize what we do. However, I think the Congolese can find joy in anything based on these poems.
These poems, Like Congo or any other country, have ups and downs. There is always more ups, but people let the downs overpower. Just like these poems, all countries always have something bad. These poems are examples of that and Congo.
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