On February 7, DR Congo beat Mali to win the 2016 African Nations Championship, a soccer tournament held every two years among countries in the African continent. The tournament was held in Rwanda and sixteen countries participated. There is another soccer tournament held every two years in Africa. It’s called the Africa Cup of Nations, and it is held on odd-numbered years.
One of our closest relatives, an animal whose DNA is very similar to the human’s DNA, is the Bonobo chimpanzee and it lives in just one country on Earth – DR Congo. DR Congo has a part of the world’s second largest rainforest, the Congo Rainforest (the largest is the Amazon in South America). The “DR” in the country’s name doesn’t stand for “doctor”, but stands for “Democratic Republic”. The country’s capital is Kinshasa.
Image Credits: http://www.cafonline.com/ for the Afrcian Nations Championship logo, Ltshears for the image of the bonobo
Sources: http://www.cafonline.com/, http://www.animalfactguide.com/, http://wwf.panda.org/, http://www.onegreenplanet.org