Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The Dire Conditions in DRC

 The DRC is awash with minerals and precious stones, from gold, diamonds and coltan to tin, copper and cobalt. 

Harbouring the Congo River -- the second-largest in Africa after the Nile -- the DRC also has huge hydroelectric potential

It has 80 million hectares (197 million acres) of arable land. 

But little of the country's enormous wealth goes to its 100 million people.  

Two-thirds of the Congolese population survive on under $2.15 a day.

The DRC's mineral-rich eastern provinces are plagued by dozens of armed groups and civilian massacres are common. 

Poverty, but also rumba and resilience: Five things to know about DR Congo (

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