Five Amazing Facts About the People of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the countries that brings out the uniqueness of Africa with its extremely diverse culture, beliefs, food. The country is located in Central Africa, in the northeastern region of the country of Angola. Here are some amazing fact about the people of the country and trust us after reading this you will surely take a visit to this country.

Foods are eating based on tribes
At major festivals, meat, usually chicken, is eaten. Palm wine and beer are consumed at these times.

You should be careful when taking pictures whenever you are in DRC. The locals get very angry when you are caught taking a photo of them. They believe that capturing a person’s image removes the spirit of that person and also animals.

Witchcraft is common in this country and sometimes intersects with the more fundamentalist and evangelical versions of Christianity. The increasing beliefs in witches and sorcery tend to portray the social decay caused by war and poverty.


The great apes, mostly identified as the bonobos and the eastern lowland gorillas  are found only in Congo. The species are endangered due to pollution, deforestation, and bush-meat trade. There is a possibility that these creatures which can be referred to as being the closest primate links to humans, may be wiped out of the surface of the earth in a decade. Also, the country is estimated to have more than 1,130 species of birds, more varieties than any other country in Africa. It possesses distinct animals such as water birds, ground birds, birds of prey, fruit-eaters, hole-nesters and passerines/perching birds including endemic species that can only be found in this part of the world.

Prefers Farming To Education

Approximately two third of the population lives in rural areas of the country, less than a third of children in the DRC attend secondary school. Because of the lack or  shortage of formal jobs, many families do not see any benefit of secondary and further education for their children, hence engaging them in farming.

Music and Art

The Congolese style of music which is known as African Rumber “,  is a blend of South American and traditional African musical styles. It  often known as Soukous in the years leading up to the independence of the Belgian Congo.  In the years following independence, the nascent Congolese film industry was held up by many years of war. However, the first Congolese feature film “La Vie est Belle” was released in 1987. In recent years, Congolese cinema has reached a wider audience, though the growth of the industry is restricted by the small profits which directors can make thereby owing to unauthorized distribution and rarity of credit.