Congo is currently witnessing instability due to insecurity. M23 Rebels have taken control of the Eastern regions including Kivu. This is the region which borders the republic of Rwanda, a nation allegedly under question for supporting the rebels who have over the last twenty years grown to become stable and strong. It is estimated that, over 100 armed rebel groups are operating in the country with m23 being the largest and most armed.
But what makes congo a hotbed for the rebels ? The country is among the few in Africa which boast of being rich in minerals. The country gets huge amounts of revenue from the minerals, making the rebels easily enticed to scramble for.
The country stands at the middle of an economic corridor for the east African region, this makes it open for interest to all the countries in the region. Goods being transported to other regions such as central Africa pass through Congo. This makes Kenya and Tanzania which serve as a the gateway to the world essential to help open congo for betyer and larger markets.
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