The Democratic Republic of the Congo (D.R.C.) is a republic in central Africa, and one of two countries called Congo. Its capital city is Kinshasa. The country is also commonly called Congo-Kinshasa, to differentiate it from the neighboring Republic of Congo, which is sometimes called Congo-Brazzaville after its capital city. Between October 1971 and May 1997, Congo-Kinshasa was called Zaïre.
In the IDW continuity, the character Dreadmon comes from the Congo, and although it does not specify which "Congo" he comes from, writer Rich Douek confirmed he was from DRC. DRC was shown in Dreadmon's flashbacks as a child soldier.
In the 2012 animated series, Ivan Steranko's resumé reveals that he was a participant or at least had a hand (likely arms dealing) in the Second Congo War between 1998 and 2001. Like in IDW, it is only shown listed as "Congo", but in this case, it is apparent from the dates what country and conflict it refers to.