than 75% of the Congolese are Christian with 50%
being Roman Catholic, 20% being Protestant, and
10% Kimbanguist (Jesus Christ on Earth).
Interestingly, there are only 10% of the people
that are Muslim despite the countrys
relative closeness the Middle East. 5% are other
native, indigenous beliefs. White missionaries
are mostly the cause of Christianity in this
area; the Democratic Republic of the Congo might
have been affected from its close proximity to Ethiopia.
French is the official language of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo, it is still not spoken as
much as one might think. Among the most
commonly-spoken languages are Swahili in the east
and Lingala in the west. French remains the
official language since Belgian rule before the
countrys 1960 Independence.
The typical Congolese meal consists of corn,
rice, and manioc meal, made from cassava. Most of
these foods are served often in the form of a
soupy stew or porridge. Beer is often drunk.
Because of the lack of means and finances to
obtain meat, it is a dietary component sorely
missed because of the peoples lack of