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DR Congo is a nation in central Africa, The region was first united as the Congo Free State, a colony created by Belgian king Leopold I in the late 19th century. The colony was called the Belgian Congo from 1908 until 1960, when it gained independence as the Republic of the Congo. It's name was changed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1964 and then to Zaire in 1971. In 1965 Mobutu seized control of the country, ruling for more than 30 years until he was overthrown in 1997 by rebels under the leadership of Laurent Désiré Kabila. Kabila changed the country's name back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC is bordered on the north by the Central African Republic and Sudan; on the east by Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Lake Tanganyika (which separates the DRC from Tanzania); on the south by Zambia and Angola; and on the west by the Republic of the Congo and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda. The equator crosses the northern DRC.  

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Status Operating Dates

Aeromas   

Inactive 1946* - 1949

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Air Congo (CFL Aviation)   

Inactive 1947* - 1949

^ Comments : Air Congo was founded in 1947

^ Genealogy : Air Congo (1)

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CENAC (Comitee de Etudes pour la Navigation Arienne du Congo   

Renamed 1919 - 1920

^ Comments : CENAC was formed by the Belgium airline SNETA, which would evolve into LARA (Ligne Aerienne du Roi Albert), so named after Albert I of Belgium who was a driving force behind the project, on 01Jul1920

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LARA (Ligne Aerienne du Roi Albert)   

Inactive 1920 - 1923

^ Comments : CENAC was formed by the Belgium airline SNETA, which would evolve into the Ligne Aerienne du Roi Albert, so named after Albert I of Belgium who was a driving force behind the project, on 01Jul1920

^ Genealogy : CENAC >LARA

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STAR (Service de Transports Aeriens Regionaux)   

Renamed Late 1940s

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^ Genealogy : >Air Congo (1)

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Syndicat des Transports Aeriens du Katanga   

Unsure 1937* - 1937*

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