Country Report DRC - Contemporary Issues Ms Krueger Country Report Democratic Republic of Congo Basic Information The Democratic Republic of Congo is

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Contemporary Issues Ms. Krueger 02/24/12 Country Report: Democratic Republic of Congo Basic Information The Democratic Republic of Congo is located in the continent of Africa. Surrounding countries include Angola, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, and Burundi. It has currently undergone a transition from a military government to a presidential parliamentary government. The residing president is Joseph Kabila. By 2011, the estimated population is 71, 712, 867. The capital is the city of Kinshasa with major cities including Boende, Llebo, Tshikapa, and Kindu. Economy The DRC is exceptionally fortunate in the wealth that can be found in its natural resources. However, the country is not as prosperous as perhaps it should be considering its vast amount of resources. The nation’s economy much more accurately reflects the turmoil it has undergone in its short history as an independent country. After acquiring its freedom from Belgian rule in 1960, the DRC entered the Mobutu era, a time period of systemic corruption and dictatorship through the means of military force. Then, shortly after the end of one hardship, conflict arose in 1997, which greatly limited national output and government revenue. When foreign troops were finally extracted in 2002, the economic state began to improve and it has begun its slow recover since then.
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