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".