Elección en la R. D. del Congo infographic
El gráfico muestra detalles de la elección general en la R.D. del Congo.


¿Qué está en juego en la elección en la República Democrática del Congo?

December 11, 2023 - nos 40 millones de votantes concoleses van a las urnas el 20 de diciembre cuando el actual presidente Félix Tshisekedi busca un segundo y último mandato de cinco años.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa. Spanning an area the size of Western Europe with an estimated population of over 100 million people, the country is rich in natural resources.

It holds 70% of the world's reserves of coltan, a highly-prized mineral used to make mobile phones, plus 30% of the world's diamonds and large quantities of cobalt, copper and bauxite.

Although its vast mineral wealth and huge population represent huge economic assets, life in DR Congo is not improving for most people for a number of reasons, such as conflict, corruption and many decades of poor governance dating back to the colonial era.

Eastern DR Congo, where most of the mineral wealth lies, has been ravaged by conflict for three decades, the BBC said.

PUBLISHED: 11/12/2023; STORY: Graphic News