About DR Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a vast country in Central Africa. Its infrastructure has been damaged due to years of dictatorship, civil war and ethnic conflicts. There have been signs of change and development since the first democratic elections in 2006 when Joseph Kabila was elected as President. Lubumbashi is the second city and is thought to have a population of approx 2 million this has increased in recent years due to the trend towards urbanisation. Lubumbashi is situated in the south east of DRC, on the copperbelt close to the Zambian border. It is the gateway to the mineral resources that are plentiful in many parts of D. R. Congo.