In which John Green taught you about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was formerly Zaire, formerly the Belgian Congo, formerly the Free Congo, which was formerly the region around the Congo Basin, Africa. So the history of this place is a little confused. The history of the Congo plays a central role in the history of Central Africa, and the Congo wars involved neighboring countries such as Uganda and Rwanda. John will guide you through the history of the Congo and the region.
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Quote 1: David van Reybrouck, Congo: The epic story of a people. Trans. Sam Garrett. Harper Collins. , 2014.
Quote 2: van Reybrouck. P. 468.