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Democratic Republic of Congo by Mind Map: Democratic Republic of Congo
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Democratic Republic of Congo

Political

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Political Parties

Threats to Government

Background

Judicial Branch

Elections

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Economics

Total GPD: $21.05 billion (2008 est)

Labor Force: 15 million

Budget

Inflation rate: 16.7%

Industries

Exports

Imports

External debt

Currency

2007, The World Bank granted up to $1.3 billion in assistance funds for 3 years

global economic downturn has led to lowered value of natural resources, which had hurt Congo's economy

elite networks running a self-financing war economy centered on pillage

Pipelines: gas 37 km; oil 39 km; refined products 756 km (2008)

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Estimated earned income (PPP US$)

Geography

Location

Natural Resources

Environmental Hazards

Land

Climate

Main Cities

10 provinces

Ports and terminals

Technology

Electricity

Telephones

Internet

Transportation

Media

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Military

weapons have come from the former Soviet bloc countries as well as the United States, who have also provided military training

Branches

Manpower available

Annaul expenditure for military 2.5% of GDP

presidential force called the Republican Guard, but it and the National Congolese Police (PNC) are not part of the Armed Forces

The government, the UN, the EU, and bilateral partners including Angola, South Africa, and Belgium attempting to create viable force with ability to provide DRC with stability and security

Problems

Major General Joseph Kabila Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

FARDC chief of staff: Major General Sungilanga Kisempia (PPRD)

UN deployed team MONUC to help human rights but plagued by lacks equipment, personnel, international backing, and has weak mandate

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Social

Population

Religion

Education

Ethnic Groups

Human Rights Problems

Health

Languages

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