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Accession Number ADA590459
Title Democratic Republic of Congo: Background and U.S. Policy. Updated June 29, 2013.
Publication Date Jun 2013
Media Count 25p
Personal Author A. Arieff T. Coen
Abstract Insecurity, poor governance, and a long-running humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) present a range of challenges for U.S. policymakers, including the U.S. Congress. Chronic instability in eastern DRC, an area rich in minerals and other natural resources, has caused widespread human suffering and inhibited private sector investment throughout the Great Lakes region which includes DRC and its neighbors to the east. Donors, including the United States, have recently increased their diplomatic engagement in DRC, but prospects for the future remain uncertain. Congolese political actors have often displayed limited capacity and will to improve security and government accountability, while several of DRC's neighbors have reportedly provided cyclical support to nonstate armed groups within DRC.
Keywords Congo
Drc(Democratic republic of congo)
International politics
United states

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
92E - International Relations
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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