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The underlying structural drivers of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo have evolved. Motivations not only based on long-standing grievances rooted in political and economic exclusion but also the exploitation and trafficking of natural resources have played a significant role in sustaining conflict.

Patterns of political and economic exclusion and the institutionalization of ethnicity are at the root of many conflicts across the DRC—from tensions between communities in the Masisi and Lubero territories of North Kivu, Banyamulenge and Bafuliru, Babembe, and Banyindu communities in...

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The DRC is facing one of the deadliest and longest-running civil war crises
The precariousness of the 2023 elections heightens uncertainty in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The DRC has over eighty million hectares of arable land and nearly four million hectares of irrigated land
The country has less than 600 millionaires, most of which have made their wealth by mining natural resources and raw materials

The population in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will see another year of high expectations and broken promises.

The DRC is facing one of the deadliest and longest-...

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