Democratic Republic of Congo Country Plan

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Original work and design created by 10th grade DSA students as part of the 'Legacy of Imperialism' Project. www.digitalsafari.org

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  • 1. Democratic Republic of Congo Country Developement Plan Spreading the Love Ronnel Englis John Salvador Elizabeth Atkinson Guadalupe Mosqueda
  • 2. 2008 Rebels cause trouble in the east and are forcing people to leave their homes. Timeline 1999-2002 President Laurent Kabila is shot dead. Gold, diamonds, timber and colton are used for creating mobile phones. 1950-1960 1970-1980 2009 Professor from Belgium published a thirty- Congo is renamed to Zaire by Joseph year plan to grant Congo an increase in self- Reparations are being made to DRC, also Mobutu, the river of Congo is also renamed government, U.S. State Senator Hillary Clinton prom- to River Zaire. independence. ises 17 millions to help sexually abused victims. 1870-1890 2006-2007 In 1870 Belgians king moved into Congo to colonize the land , also known as Congo free Elections are held for a new president, but no state. winner is chosen between Joseph Kabila and Jean-Pierre Bemba. 1400-1500 1998-1997 Diego Cao founded Congo in 1482. 1900-1910 Civil war in Congo started in 1998. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is renamed in the same In 1907, Belgian’s governent changed the year. Laurent-Desire Kabila is then voted president. name to Belgian Congo. Most of the east area of DRC is controlled by the 1600-1700 rebels. Foreigners such as British, Dutch, Por- 1200-1300 tuguese, and French merchants became involed in slave trade system in Congo. The empire of Congo rises.
  • 3. Millienium Development Goals Goal 5: Improve maternal health Births attended by skilled health staff (% of total) 74% (2007) The health sector rehabillation Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Adolescent fertility rate ( births per 1,000 women ages 15-19) 235/1,000 (2000) is helping specific areas on 201/1,000 (2007) health services. Proportion of population below $1.25(PPP) a day (%) 59% (2007) DRC Transitional strategy is to Prevalence of malnutrition (% of children under age 5 under- 31% (2001) helping secure all the bad areas Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live 1100/100,000 (2007) weight) like urban centers and volatile births) areas. Also, to improve living conditions in the urban centers Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases volatile areas. Tuberculosis (incidence per 100,000 people) 165/100,000 (1990) Since the 1990s, The D.R. of Goal 2: Achieving Universal Primary Education 238/100,000 (1995) Congo rate of tuberculosis has 343/100,000 (2000) been increasing because so Primary completion rate (% of relevant age group) 31% (2000) Schools have been built in the 392/100,000 (2007) many people have been getting 51% (2007) villages of D.R. of Congo, but the this disease. schools are not supplied with Condom use, population ages 15-24, male (% of males ages 15-24) 16% (2007) Total Enrollment, Primary (% net) 33% (2000) enough school supplies. Condom use, population ages 15-24, female ( % of females ages 26% (2007) 15-24 Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS (%) 40% (1990) 47% (2000) Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 71/100 (1990) Through out the years ratio 61% (2007) 69/100 (1995) of female to male has been 90/100 (2000) increasing and decreasing People living with HIV/AIDS 400,000-500,000 (2007) 81/100 (2007) because of males being taken Adult (15-49) rate % 1.2-1.5% (2007) Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 52/100 (2000) out of schools to go to war. Women with HIV/AIDS 210,000-270,000 (2007) 53/100 (2007) Children with HIV/AIDS 37,000-52,000 (2007) Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality AIDS death 24,000-34,000 (2007) Immunization, measles (% of children 12-23 months) 38%(1990) Every 1,000 births children Orphans due to AIDS 270,000-380,000 (2007) 27% (1995) under the age of 5 die, 161-200 48%(2000) have died. Every 1,000 live 79%(2007) births infants die, 108-127 Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births) 127/1,000 (1990) have died. It has been rapidly 122/1,000 (1995) decreasing since the 1990s 116/1,000 (2000) because of starvation and 108/1,000 (2007) because of disease. Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000) 200/1,000 (1990) 192/1,000 (1995) 179/1,000 (2000) 161/1,000 (2007)
  • 4. Goal 7: Ensure Environmental sustainability CO2 emissions (kg per PPP $ of GDP) 0.2% (1990) In selected areas, water supply 0.2% (1995) of DRC is trying to improve the 0.1% (2000) selected areas to have more 0.1% (2007) water and it will be carried out CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) 0.1% (1990) to kinshasa, lubumbashi, and 0.1% (1995) Matadi. The forests of DRC are 0.0% (2000) being sustained for mul- 0.0% (2007) tiple uses for pilot provinces. Forests have been burned down Forest area (% of land area) 62% (1990) because of volcanoes. 61% (1995) 60% (2000) 59% (2007) Improved sanitation facilities (% of population with access) 15% (1990) 17% (1995) 25% (2000) 31% (2007) Improved water source (% of population with access) 43% (1990) 44% (1995) 45% (2000) 46% (2007) Summary In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), there are many issues. One main issue is to ensure enironmental sustainability. This is a main issue in the DRC because it is known that we have the largest rainforest in Africa. This is an issue because every five years, 1% of the forests go turns into land. And since we are known for the largest rainforest that 1% is a lot of trees.
  • 5. Geography