The earliest inhabitants of the area were Pygmy peoples. They were largely replaced and absorbed by Bantu tribes during Bantu migrations. The Bakongo are comprised of Bantu groups that also occupied parts of present-day Angola, Gabon, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, forming the basis for ethnic affinities and rivalries among those states. Several Bantu kingdoms—notably those of the Kongo, the Loango, and the Teke—built trade links leading into the Congo River basin. The first European contacts came in the late 15th century, and commercial relationships were quickly established with the kingdoms—trading for slaves captured in the interior. The coastal area was a major source for the transatlantic slave trade, and when that commerce ended in the early 19th century, the power of the Bantu kingdoms eroded.over 6 years ago
Congo, Republic of the aka: Congo-BrazzavilleBrazzaville, Lake Telle, and Boyoma Falls. Congo, Republic of the is featured on the lists Directory of Countries, Top Failed Countries, and Olympic Games: Some never won Medals!. Places in Congo, Republic of the have been tagged unstable.
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|B||Boyoma Falls, Brazzaville|
|O||Odzala National Park|
|S||Salonga National Park|
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These woman and children are being brutally raped and beaten some even to death. It doesn’t seem as real because it’s so far away but we all need a wake up call! This is were my ancestors originated and I owe it to them as a black woman to care. Until I can do more my prayers go out to them each day day of my life.
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