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The second largest country in africa, the democratic republic of congo (drc) ranked 7th of 178 countries on the 2017 fragile states index, placing it in the highest category of risk (very high alert) and reflecting widespread conflict and insecurity. The democratic republic of the congo, also known as dr congo, the drc, congo-kinshasa or simply the congo, is a country located in central africa. Belgian congo), became independent in 1960 (as the republic of the congo), and later underwent several name changes (to the democratic republic the relative ease with which these congolese societies yielded to european conquest bears testimony to the magnitude of earlier upheavals. Political violence in dr-congo continues to be shaped by adf activity: on march 3rd, 7 people were killed in eringiti, close to the location where adf launched an offensive that killed more than a dozen monusco soldiers towards the end of last year. Access congo, democratic republic of's economy facts, statistics, project information, development research from experts and latest news doing business in republic democratic of congo the doing business report provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement.
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The democratic republic of congo remains a humanitarian disaster despite the presence of un troops and the recent approval of a new constitution that paved the way for elections in april source: un mission monuc with up to six million dead and over two million displaced between 1998 and. By january 2018, the democratic republic of the congo (drc) hosted more than 540,000 refugees, and 45 million people were displaced inside the country despite difficult conditions in the drc itself, refugees from neighbouring countries have been arriving in some areas since may 2017, more than. This resolution admitted the democratic republic of the congo as a member of the un this was a human rights council resolution on technical assistance and capacity-building for human rights in the democratic republic of the congo. The democratic republic of the congo hosts the united nations' largest peacekeeping mission in the world, with over 21,000 soldiers from former nba all-star dikembe mutombo was born in the democratic republic of the congo in 1997, he founded a humanitarian foundation to improve the.