DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

WHO: JOSEPH KABILA-The Current President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHAT: WON THE ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE DRC

WHEN: JANUARY 2001

WHERE: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

WHY: BECAUSE HIS FATHER, LAURENT-DÉSIRÉ KABILA, WAS ASSASSINATED

HOW: HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT

Pictured- Mobutu Sese Seko

In Congo in 1965 Mobutu Sese Seko gained power after the civil war. He did this with a combination of force, one party rule, and gifts to supporters and he did because his country needed a leader.

The DRC's economy is very bad. They had many natural resources, these include minerals (cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal) as well as petrol and timber, but lots of the resources were stolen by illegal miners and "resource poachers".

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