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Congo in Transition • Local Populations have suffered from war • People are still leaving the villages and going to the cities • Social disruptions have occurred in a high degree • Cassava--low protein food of the people • Single women move to the cities and may become prostitutes in order to survive Congo in Transition • Cities grow--Kinshasa--390,000 in 1950 today it is 5.0 million
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Unformatted text preview: – Very poor living conditions – Congo has become poorer • One of the poorest 12 nations in the world – It had been one of the wealthiest colonies – Per capita income is $600. – In 1960—90,000 miles of passable highways but now it even less, the poor road system impacts commerce and connections with the population...
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