Democratic Republic of Congo

About Democratic Republic of Congo

Capital: Kinshasa
Population Estimate: 83.3 million
Area: 2,344,858 square kilometers
Borders: Angola (south west), Republic of the Congo (west), Central African Republic (north), South Sudan (north east), Uganda (east), Rwanda (east), Burundi (east), Tanzania (south east), Zambia (south).
Independence Day:  June 30, 1960
President: Felix Tshisekedi
Major Religion: Christianity
Other Common Religions:   Islam, Kimbaguist
Currency: Congolese Francs
Key Challenges: Internal conflict, unprofessional army, governance, electoral tension, ethnic tension
Interesting Fact: The DR Congo is roughly the size of Western Europe, and has around USD 24 trillion in mineral reserves.

Country Analysis

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December 2018

President Joseph Kabila has been in power in the DRC since his father, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, the country’s president at the ...
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