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    Malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo Malaria has been an issue in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a long time, however, recently the situation has gotten worse. In 2009, the organization called Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treated just over 45,000 people with malaria. Although two years later, in 2011, the total number of people being treated more than tripled it and rose to over 150,000 (Smith). Malaria has impacted thousands of people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and without the people gaining access to protection and prevention, the disease will continue to spread, killing more and more citizens. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaria is the greatest challenge being faced today because of the sudden increase…

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    The Democratic Republic of Congo is known to be the richest country in the world when it comes to natural resources. The countries raw minerals are thought to be worth 24 trillion dollars in U.S. currency. With that being said, the level of FDI for every country is actually very important. The FDI net inflows are -$343,601,083 in 2014. The Commercial Service Exports were $163,054,886 in 2014 and the Total Merchandise Trade was 40.76%. The chart below shows five years` of FDI net flows. Imports…

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    1. This background paper will educate on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s history of political violence and economic exploitation. Throughout its history, the region now called the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been plagued with political upheaval and human rights violations. The nation possesses immense natural recourses, the cultivation of which attracts domestic and foreign influence to the country. 2. The history of Western involvement in the Congo region consists…

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    The current turmoil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is arguably the greatest example of the unintended consequences of human greed and cruelty. The DRC had every potential to flourish, with enormous mineral reserves, a lush, tropical climate, and access to trade routes through the coast and the Congo River. The legacy of European colonialism in the country lead to disaster, however, and the Congo’s untapped potential remains untapped, as the country remains unstable, destitute, and…

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    Jarred Memmi The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world. The Democratic Republic of Congo is located on the continent of Africa. Ordinarily the DRC elects its president, it has a wide variety of geography, many problems, and a high poverty level. The government system of the DRC is a Semi-Presidential Republic. The president is Joseph Kabila and the capital is Kinshasa. The DRC has a population of 78.74 million people. With that many people in the county the…

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    1. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country with a vast amount of resources and potential, yet it has suffered greatly. It is important to look into the country with a full comprehension of its past, in order to fully understand its current status. DRC cultural domains will be examined beginning with history and myth, followed by family and kinship and finally the United States’ interest in DRC. 2. Beginning, in 1908, the then-Republic of the Congo (RC) was established as an…

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    The Obama Administration’s policy toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo is centered on helping the country become more democratic, at peace within its region, and more able to provide for the basic needs of its citizens. The U.S. provided $277 million in bilateral aid to DRC in 2016, along with $166 million in emergency assistance. Targeted sanctions under Executive Order 13413 (2006) focus on human rights issues such as sexual violence and child soldiers, both of which are exacerbated by…

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    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a developing country with a semi-presidential republic located in Central Africa. The DRC has been the center of many African wars resulting in a large amount of deaths and an influx of refugees (BBC). There are also rebel groups within the DRC, displacing a large amount of people (The World Factbook). It is also home to a large amount of natural resources and minerals. Despite the fertile soil and mineral resources, the DRC has high infant and…

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    Causation of this will inevitably create new challenges faced by women and their young such as, foraging for water and food, plotting them in the middle of another vulnerable situation of being exposed to more violence. Without money, transportation, and connections to resources, women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are left with no way to escape the terrors. When the United States led the invasion to attack and ultimately provide the fatality of Saddam Hussein, this imprisoned many women…

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    Education in the Democratic Republic of Congo When the word “education” is observed, depending on the person, a wide array of thoughts will enter the mind. Someone may yield thoughts pertaining to anything from disgust to stress to pure anguish. These thought processes, however, are in regards to the first world youth mindset. When people in a poverty stricken place like The Democratic Republic of Congo hear the word “education”, the result is slightly more reassuring in the context of future…

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