Wikipedia:WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo

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WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo
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CSB Relevant for Countering systemic bias

Welcome to the WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo! This group was formed to better organize articles on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a spirit of cooperation.


This group includes within its scope all articles related to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, its cities, geography, transportation, culture, history and so on. It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a fair and accurate manner. All of these articles should be contained within the Category:Democratic Republic of the Congo or one of its subcategories. This Project intends to cover an area that traditionally is low on Wikipedia's radar (See WP:Countering systematic bias). Please improve by joining and contributing.

Our mission[edit]

Worldwide density of geotagged Wikipedia entries. Really adds a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Dark Continent"...

Like our WikiProject Africa brethren, we have before us a large task: filling in the gap on Wikipedia concerning all things Congolese. This is probably one of the more difficult country-topics to maintain; the Congo is one of largest and most diverse African states, and has been in a state of instability since 1997.

The advantage? A clean slate. WikiProject DRC members have considerable latitude to create, edit, and revise relevant articles without the disruption of conjecture additions, unduly weighted material, or in-general unhelpful good faith edits (though some of our higher profile articles do suffer from this e.g. Patrice Lumumba). The French Wikipedia is a good place to start when looking for holes to fix.

Just about all areas of the project are open to improvement. So whether you choose to pursue geography, anthropology, art, military history, or politics, we wish you the best of luck! Admittedly, there aren't many active members here, but don't hesitate to ask for advice.

Congo mokili mobimba!

Article alerts[edit]

Good article nominees


Members should also feel free to add {{User WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo}} to their userpages to identify themselves as members of this group. If you haven't already done so, please also add your name to the members list of our parent Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa.


  1. Francis Hannaway Francis Hannaway 21:06, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Brigade Piron (talk) 19:14, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
  3. Славянский патриот (talk) 04:40, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
  4. Jackninja5 (talk) 02:08, 1 February 2015 (UTC) The Democratic Republic of the Congo has become very interesting to me now. I never call it simply "Congo". The Second Congo War gets my attention because for some reason I make a lot of edits about wars.
  5. Indy beetle (talk) 00:57, 23 September 2016 (UTC) Anything revolving around the Congo Crisis.
  6. Monopoly31121993 (talk) 13:18, 27 December 2016 (UTC) Mostly categories on Commons images related to DRC and DRC transportation edits on Wikipedia.
  7. Blemby (talk) 03:19, 25 June 2017 (UTC) Can access JSTOR


  1. John Carter 18:09, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. Congolese 05:49, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. MinnesotanConfederacy 14:55, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
  4. --Toussaint 17:20, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
  5. Gniniv (talk) 08:48, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. The Malau (talk) 08:48, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Julia Barrow (talk) 17:09, 6 March 2013 (UTC)



Photo requests[edit]

You can post your image requests on the list here, and on the talk page(s) of the subject(s) with this text:

{{Image requested|in=the Democratic Republic of the Congo}}

Requests should be added on the Wikimedia Commons (Commons:Commons:Picture requests). Please also post them at fr:Wikipédia:Atelier photographique on the French Wikipedia. If you do not know French, you can ask someone at fr:Wikipédia:Bistro_des_non-francophones/en to help you.

Requests for expansion[edit]

Recognized content[edit]


Please see {{AfricaProject}} for assessment information.

The invite template is below:

{{Template:Join the DPRC Project}}

The citizenship template is below:

{{Template:User Congo Democratic}}


Post the text below to award users who make stellar contributions to Congo-related articles.

The Congo Barnstar{{subst:The Congo Barnstar of National Merit|message ~~~~}}

Related projects[edit]

WikiProject Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the African WikiProjects:

Continental Africa
Northern Africa
Eastern Africa
Middle Africa
Southern Africa
Western Africa