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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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Medical May 18, 2017

Intensive programmes strengthen health sector

Reforms in the health sector are improving access and public services. Over 1000 health centers and 200 hospitals are being constructed throughout the country in order to improve and modernise access...

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Education May 01, 2017

Ambitious strategy to boost access to education

The state has taken major steps to increase access to free education and is overseeing the construction and rehabilitation of over 1,000 schools throughout the entire country

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Agriculture March 27, 2017

Agriculture spearheads economic diversification

With 80 million hectares of fertile and arable land and only 10% of the soil being worked, the agricultural investment plan aims to ensure food security and promote social integration with the creation...

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Energy February 13, 2017

A solution to Africa’s power deficit

The ambitious Great Inga Dam project on the Congo River, has the potential to generate 42,000 MW, enough electricity to power DRC and much of the continent. The first phase, Inga III, will produce 4800...

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Others January 16, 2017

Governor plants entrepreneurial seeds of growth

Haut Katanga province is intrinsically linked to DRC’s mining industry, but the lack of value addition means its people have been unable to reap maximum benefit from its rich soils—it’s...

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Manufacturing January 16, 2017

Experienced trader targets DRC’s middle class

Having been operating in DRC since 1936, Hasson Africa has become a reference point in the country’s business community, initially focusing mainly on the import and distribution of a wide range...

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Chemicals October 24, 2016

Better governance of vast mineral resources drives new prosperity

The government in recent years has stepped up its efforts to bring greater transparency to the mining industry to help drive prosperity and attract more foreign investment

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Construction October 18, 2016

PPP scheme accelerates implementation of large infrastructure projects

Business opportunities in the construction industry and infrastructure are in the form of partnerships, technology transfer, support and training. Infrastructure construction is part of the President’s...

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Logistics October 10, 2016

Transport and infrastructure, drivers of growth and connectivity

The government is working on five transportation modes: sea, lake and river, rail, road and air. Through interconnection, DRC aims to establish a unified and competitive supply chain. Similarly, it...

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Digital Transformation October 04, 2016

ICT to form backbone of modern, digitalised economy

The government has launched an important project for the construction of a large fibre-optic national network. In the next five years, they plan to deploy between 30,000 and 50,000 kilometres of fibre-optic...

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Chemicals September 29, 2016

Partnership potential runs deep

Renowned for its mining potential and looking to diversify away from its reliance on copper, the DRC offers a phenomenal variety of exploitable minerals: more than 1,000 in fact. This wealth, as regulated...

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Others September 27, 2016

Job creation and social inclusion at the top of government agenda

With the help of international partners such as the World Bank and the African Development Bank, the government is implementing strategies to boost the private sector, particularly SMEs, bring more...

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Finance September 22, 2016

Government reforms and efforts start to bear fruit

The performance of the Congolese economy is the result of well thought-out economic policies, executed wisely to mitigate the effects of inflation and recession