|Congo's wealth of mineral deposits -- copper, diamonds, gold -- has attracted foreigners to the country throughout history. Imperialist settlers flooded the country, attracted by its natural resources. With colonial rule ending in 1960, Congo began its independent struggle to form a working government and endeavor toward becoming a modern nation.|
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Profiles the African country of Congo, presenting a broad, comprehensive overview of the nation--which gained its independence from colonial rule in 1960--and its history, geography, and culture.Examines the land, people, history, politics, culture, and contemporary daily life of the Congo.