Congo

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  • Congo
    • size
      • same size as western Europe
      • largest country in Africa
    • exploitation
      • 15th century 14 million people were taken as slaves
      • became a colony of Belgium
        • sourced half of the worlds rubber from congo
        • An apartheid system occurred between Belgium's and Congains
        • out of 5,000 governors 3 were congonese
      • one of the most mineral rich countries in the world
        • rubber
        • copper
        • Uranium
        • locals should of felt a positive multiplier effect
          • didn't increase investment in schools, healthcare or infrastructure
    • independence
      • 1960
      • civil unrest as congains rebelled
        • Belgium's fled
          • creating a brain drain
      • Mobutu became dictator for over 30 years
        • high amounts of corruption limited the countries growth
        • his house cost US$100 million
          • probably bought with international aid
    • unrest
      • low life expectancy
        • 1 in 5 children will not reach 5
        • aged 48
      • social unrest
        • 40% of females have experienced sexual violence
      • costs the un US$ I billion to maintain peace

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