If Congo is the richest country on Earth why are its people so poor?
The Democratic Republic of Congo is widely considered to be the richest country in the world regarding natural resources; its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of U.S. $24 trillion.
- Tom SLv 71 month ago
Ineffective government mostly.
- Gray BoldLv 71 month ago
Corruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, once legendary, has diminished in recent years, but continues to exceed corruption in most states.
- marzmargs12Lv 61 month ago
They mined the uranium ore to ship to the US to make the Hiroshima bomb.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
First of all, untapped is not money in the pocket. Second, the place is jungle in large part (although "jungle" isn't what I would call the southeast where lots of the mineral wealth is), and third, there is no honest and unified government there that the people accept, support, and like so want to help it maintain order in the country.
Order and good government are boring but they are necessary or you are simply dealing with gangs and anarchy.
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- CRRLv 72 months ago
Because there's a civil war going on. That limits development of those resources.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The mother of all wealth gaps