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ANAPI will take part at the DRC Mining Week which will be taking place in Lubumbashi on 23-24 June: DRC Mining Week is a well-established annual mining investment event aimed at creating an enabling environment to boost the industrialisation of the mining sector. The three-day programme will feature: a two-day conference for international and national stakeholders to gain knowledge and                                                    ANAPI will take part at the Annual Investment Meeting 2017: Annual Investment Meeting is a premier event focusing on foreign direct investment (FDI) in growing markets. It is the leading global platform aimed at facilitating strategic networking and promoting investments while providing a rich learning experience. It gathers the international                                                    Burey Gold expands in Kilo-Moto greenstone belt: Mining company Burey Gold inked an agreement with Emirati firm Medidoc FZE to buy a 60% onterest in Tendao project which comprises five exploration licences covering a total of 1,456 km², in North-Western part of DR Congo. The deal will                                                    AfDB and Japan to spend $3bn to boost growth in Africa: During the sixth edition of the Tokyo International Conference for Africa’s Development (TICAD VI) recently held in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Japan signed a $3 billion agreement to boost growth in private sector                                                    DRC will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi: The Democratic Republic of Congo will take part at The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. The delegation led by the Managing Director of the National Vocational Training Institute (INPP), Maurice Tshikuya                                                    kwilu: sensitization of executives of the public administration on the improvement of the business climate: Executives of the public administration and the private sector in the province of Kwilu and particularly those from Bandundu city, the capital of the province have been sensitized for two days on the reforms implemented to improve the business and                                                    Need to adapt the geological map of the DRC to the understanding of new minerals: Mr. Ikoli, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Minister of Mines, noted the need to adapt the old geological map of 1972 to the understanding of new minerals at the opening of the validation workshop of the new geological map                                                    FIKIN opens its doors this Saturday 16th of July 2016: The fair activities of Kinshasa for the year 2016 will start on Saturday, July 16 and close on 15th August, announced the Director General of the International Fair of Kinshasa (FIKIN), Eugene Bokopolo. The N ° 1 of FIKIN engaged with the                                                    The Government has committed to improving the income of farmers for agricultural growth of at least 6%: The Government of the Democratic Republic Congo is planning to sustainably promoteagricultural and food sectors in priority and develop the agri-business between 2015 and 2016. The aim is to improve farmers' incomes and achieve an agricultural growth of at least 6%                                                    The African Development Bank (BAD) approves a grant of US $ 11 million for DRC to access electricity at lower: The African Development Bank (BAD) approved on Wednesday a grant of 11 million US dollars for the Democratic Republic of Congo. These funds support the «Subsidiary Action Program of the Equatorial Lakes of the Nile (NELSAP)" according to the Energy                                                   

Facts and figures

After more than fifty years of colonisation, the third largest country on the African continent gained its independence in 1960. Since then foreign investors have never ceased coming back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo because there exists an attraction to this country, empowered with a vast potential wealth, amongst entrepreneurs coming from all over the globe.

Official name Democratic Republic of Congo
Form of State Unitary republic based on the 2006 constitution
Geographical location 2,345,410 km² (2nd largest country of Africa) with 37 km on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Country in the heart of Africa on the Equator.
Geographical location 9.165 km - surrounded by nine neighboring countries: Central African Republic, Sudan, Angola, Zambia, Republic of Congo, Cabinda Enclave, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania (the DRC market is expandable to several countries).
Capital Kinshasa
Provinces
  • Bas-Uele
  • Équateur
  • Haut-Katanga
  • Haut-Lomami
  • Haut-Uele
  • Ituri
  • Kasaï
  • Kasaï-Oriental
  • Kinshasa
  • Kongo-Central
  • Kwango
  • Kwilu
  • Lomami
  • Lualaba
  • Lulua
  • Mai-Ndombe
  • Maniema
  • Mongala
  • Nord-Kivu
  • Nord-Ubangi
  • Sankuru
  • Sud-Kivu
  • Sud-Ubangi
  • Tanganyika
  • Tshopo
  • Tshuapa
Population (2015) 71,39 million (Central Bank)
Time zone GMT +1, time of Kinshasa and Mbandaka
GMT +2, time of Lubumbashi, Kisangani and Goma
Official languages Français (Official Business), Lingala, Tshiluba, Swahili and Kikongo
Steps Metric system
Monetary unit Congolese franc (FC)
GDP (2015) 37,90 billion USD (Central Bank)
TAverage growth rate of GDP 2010-2015 7,7 % (Central Bank)
Growth rate in 2015 6,9 %
Currencies in commercial transactions

USD et EUR (free flow)
Annual volume of IDEs 2 billion USD
Belonging to regional markets Membership in several subregional markets : SADC, COMESA, CEEAC et CEPGL, ONU, CIRGL,...
Membership in international organizations MIGA, CIRDI, OHADA, ACA,...
Other assets
  • Hydropower potential 100,000 megawatts, represent:
    • 23% of the global potential;
    • 37% of African potential;
    • 52% of African reserves.
  • 80 million hectares of arable land and 4 million hectares of irrigable land of which only 10% is currently exploited ;
  • Vast areas of pasture for raising more than 40 million head of cattle;
  • Fishing potential of 700 000 tonnes of fish per year;
  • 6% of oil reserves in Africa, including:
    • Coastal Basin (5992 km2, Central Province of Congo);
    • Sedimentary basin of the Central Basin (800,000 km2), with 32 blocks, unallocated.
    • Basin of the western branch of the East African Rift.
  • Copper-Cobalt-Zinc die; Diamond industry; Nickel-Chrome die; Tin industry and guides; Gold industry (current mineral resources estimated at ± 750 tonnes of gold); Bauxite and Phosphate industry; Iron-Manganese industry.
  • 145,000 kilometers of road network, only 3 000 km covered;
  • Rail network 5033 km totally rehabilitated;
  • Maritime Network, river and lake of 16,238 km mark, flirt and operate;
  • 270 airport platforms rebuild;
  • Market of about 70 million people;
  • 18 commercial banks, 1 savings fund;
  • 3 specialized financial institutions;
  • 3 electronic money institutions;
  • 2 cooperative savings and credit;
  • 23 micro-finance institutions;
  • 55 express and 15 exchange offices;
  • Sectors fully open to competition;
  • 12% of the territory established as protected areas;
  • 7 national parks and 57 reserves;
  • Many attractions available paradise;
  • Presence of 4 endemic species: mountain gorillas, Okapi, Bonobo and Congolese Peacock;
  • Ecosystem varieties covering nearly 145 million hectares.
  • Connecting the DRC fiber optic cable broadband;
  • Penetration rate of mobile telephony and 37% Internet 6%.
  • 150 million ha, or 47% of African tropical forests and 6% of global tropical reserves;
  • More than 1,000 tree species identified;
  • Production Potential: 10 million m3 of wood per year;
  • Forest area: 150 million ha;

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