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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is located in southern central Africa, covers an area of approximately 2,345,000 km2 and has a population estimated to be 50 million. The DRC has significant mineral and energy resources, including deposits of copper, cobalt, manganese, gold, diamonds, uranium and zinc.

The former Belgian Congo has been an independent republic since 30 June 1960. In May 1997 Laurent Kabila ousted the then President Mobuto and declared himself president, resulting in a period of considerable unrest. Joseph Kabila assumed the presidency after the assassination of his father in January 2001. In April 2003, following months of negotiation, a peace accord was signed confirming Joseph Kabila as President, appointing representatives of the various factions to a government of national unity and agreeing to hold democratic elections by 30 June 2005. These elections were deferred to July 2006 due to logistical difficulties. A run off election between Joseph Kabila and John Pierre Mbemba was held in October 2006, confirming Joseph Kabila as President for a 5 year term. The country continues to consolidate its political and bureaucratic processes and this is expected to continue into the future.
 

The United Nations has mandated MONUC to assist the DRC Government in reforming the DRC's security forces and in organising elections. MONUC is staffed with approximately 15,000 troops and 3,500 support staff and continues to maintain its presence.