n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - Investment in conflict zones : Democratic Republic of Congo - ACMM exclusive

Volume 2014, Issue 09
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Amongst the five hardest Sub-Saharan African countries in which to conduct business, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a particularly difficult environment for starting a new business. Virtually uninterrupted conflict since Independence in 1960 has made economic activity difficult and dangerous, frustrating investors attracted to the country's wealth of mineral resources. Concerted efforts at a negotiated peace combined with international peacekeeping missions to pacify the current threat, the M23 rebel group has given hope that conflicts may end in 2014 and the country's first stability may be acquired.

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