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Democratic Republic of the Congo (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. Kinshasa is the capital and largest city.

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Air Brousse   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1954* - 1967
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Brousse >>Air Congo
Comments : Air Brousse ceased operations on 31Dec1966 and taken over by Air Congo on 30Jun1967

Air Congo   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961 - 1971
Airline Code : -- : CFL
Genealogy : Air Congo >Air Zaire +>Lina Congo (1)
Comments : Air Congo was on founded 06Jun1961 after the Congo had gained independence. Commenced operations on 29Jun1961 & renamed to Air Zaïre on 27Oct1971

AMAC (Agence de Messagerios Aeriennes du Congo)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1971
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : AMAC >AMAZ
Comments : AMAC was renamed to AMAZ whaen the country changed names

SODEMAC   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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