DEMORACTIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. BY: Eugene Herring Shanelle Mohawk Mariama Sidique Deniece Yeboah. THESIS:.
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DEMORACTIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mineral reserves mean the DRC has the potential to become a prosperous state
Prominent potential industries: petroleum extraction, cement, lumber, brewing, sugar, palm, oil, soap, flour, cigarettes
Natural resources play a role in explaining the character of the colonial rule, but post colonial leaders have never sought to break the cycle
It is hoped elections will create an environment for greater foreign investment and a more organized exploitation of resources
Foreign businesses have curtailed current mineral operations due to uncertainty about the outcome of the conflict, lack of infrastructure, and difficult operating environment
Link between poverty and conflict
The DRC is a transnational issue because NGOs like Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, WHO are raising awareness within public arena
The DRC has been considered a transnational issue since the Congo Crisis (1960-1965)
a period of turmoil in the First Republic of the Congo that began with national independence from Belgium
UN military intervention
It is also debated that the Congo has been a site of a cold war Proxy battle between the United States and the Soviet Union
1. International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Top Donors of gross ODA (2003/4) (US$ million)
Why Give a Damn about Congo?
WHAT ARE SOME SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS IN DRC?
-MONUC should establish joint monitoring teams with the national army to control troop movements