Congo is the 6th most corrupt country in Africa in 2011 (Darly, 2012). Congo has almost over 80 million pieces of farm land but only 10 percent of them are being used. Only 10 percent of farmland is recognised as important as it’s mineral resources such as diamonds, tungsten and tin. Congo also has the largest production of oxygen for the world after the Amazon. It has the second largest supply of fresh water in the world and to add that the country has a huge hydropower potential (53% in Africa and 13.5% in the world) (Darly, 2012).
Similarly, only 15% of the total investment dedicated to improving water supply in the country is allocated to the rural areas. As a result, there have been numerous instances of bacterial contamination. Water in Congo is drawn from various natural and human-made resources. The Congo’s River acts as the country’s largest natural water catchment area. Springs are an essential water resource in Congo.
1,152 women are raped every single day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Adetunji). Due to the fact the nation is extremely rich in natural resources, has been lead by corrupt government leaders, and conflict involving neighbors countries, violence is abundant. Sexual violence against women is often used as a weapon to destroy and tear apart families and even entire communities. Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo legally have the same rights as men but traditional customary laws restricted their rights and unfortunately, those are often still practiced today. The sexism is reportedly increasing and even worse in rural areas.
Scarcity is a major problem in the Central African Republic. Many of their resources are inadequate for the majority of the population. One of the worst scarcity issues in the Central African Republic is of the basic needs. Clean water is also very scarce. Nutritious food is also difficult to get in the Central African Republic.
The conflicts in the Congo in Africa is the results of the legacy of imperialism and postcolonial nationalism. Imperialism led to these problems because, before the 19th century, many imperial countries took control of edges of Africa. These nations tried to change African societies. Africa became an object of imperialism because it was portrayed as a place of slavery that was watched by tyrants and was very isolated. Other problems that Africa faces that do not help them are their natural resources, economics, politics, and social structures.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a massive country in the central of Africa. It is about the same size as Western Europe. The DRC is very rich in natural resources, to where it is considered to be among the richest reserves in natural resources in the world. Sadly, due to mismanagement of the economy and the on-going conflict, it is not profiting from its resources. According to the UN human development index “only 30% of the population is illiterate and 54% have no access to clean drinking water”.
Malnutrition in the Central African Republic is one of the main and top concerns for the country. Nearly one third of the population is food insecure with 47.7 percent of children suffer from malnutrition. In 2008 nearly 66.26 percent of the population was living at less than $1.90 a day. But people are not just sitting around and not doing anything. The world food program has begun its first food vouchers program to assist more than 100,000 people affected by conflict.
As the Price family arrives in the Congo and they aren’t arriving to a nice paved airport or security, but they are arriving on a dirt airfield and the whole Kilanga community is waiting there ready to greet them. Although the Congo doesn’t have the supermarkets, paved roads, or running water; according to The Scramble for Africa by Mike Kubic, it is producing mass amounts of “African diamonds, precious metals, copper, cotton, palm oil, tin and other products were also in high demand in the increasingly prosperous, turn-of-the century Europe.” These products were in high demand from outside nations. All of these nations are competing for the Congo because of these precious gems causing political uproar. While the family is settling into their new diamond filled dirt home Leah and her father go out to plant a garden using the same techniques as they would on American soil, but no this ground is different and Mama Tataba( the Price family’s helper ) tells them this is wrong. Mata
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In the context of high levels of poverty and malnutrition, it is highly important for many African countries is increase in access to energy services and improving the economic welfare of their people. Fortunately, deforestation and forest degradation in the Congo Basin are historically low. New efforts are underway to ensure effective land use planning and balancing local subsistence needs with conservation. Solutions to global warming in Africa include effective land use planning to avoid forest degradation, developing usage of renewable energy and limiting the expansion