India’s Role in the Post-War Reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Konsam Jenny


The end of the Second Congo War in 2003 brought the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in ruins. It affected almost everyone, left the country with 5.4 million deaths, 3.4 people displaced, destroyed infrastructure and property, deteriorated economy. Once the country returns to almost peace, it needed to rebuild, but, the task of rebuilding the country by itself became a huge task and almost impossible without external help. In regard to this, India has lent a helping hand especially in six main areas: agriculture, education, transport and communication, energy sources, industry and mining. These areas are crucial for the development of DRC.


agriculture; education; transport; communication; energy sources; industry; mining

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