Same Name, Other Side of the Border (Part V: Africa)

This is part five of our seven-part Same Name, Other Side of the Border series. Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo/Republic of the Congo) The multitude of places named Congo or Kongo take their name from the kingdom of Kongo, an empire in west-central Africa that existed from approximately 1390 in what is now the…

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Ramciel: The Next World Capital

Last year, we profiled the world’s newest national capital, Juba, the capital of not-quite-one-year-old South Sudan.  A few months before independence, however, the South Sudanese government announced that this arrangement was to be temporary and that the government would be looking for a more central location for its permanent home, as well as one that…

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Meet Juba, the World’s Newest National Capital

View Larger Map On 9 July, Southern Sudan will announce its long awaited independence as the Republic of South Sudan. While the exact geographic arrangement of South Sudan is still to be determined due to the volatile dispute over the status of the Abyei region, the country will definitely consist of Bahr el Ghazal, Equatoria, and…

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