Lets discuss the potential of what is the Democratic Republic of Congo

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  1. Bawon Samedi

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    I've always had a great interest in keeping up to date with the Central African region of today; Angola and DRC. Mainly due to the potential the region has. You can basically say that I am a Central African stan. Angola in my opinion is looking promising and they(unlike Nigeria) have already began trying to diversify their economy from oil.


    And it already has one of the largest economies ion Africa.

    But this thread is about the DRC and theorizing what it can potentially can become. The DRC is the heart of Africa, and yet it is known as being "everything that is wrong with Africa" from wars, disease, poverty, corruption,etc. But yet the potential of the DRC like I said in another thread is damn near terrifying! And like I said before it makes Nigeria potential(and Angolas) look like nothing. I'm talking untouched minerals worth $24 trillion+! Worth more than the freaking US economy (largest in the world) which is $14 trillion!!:ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:

    And like I said before a fully developed Democratic Republic of Congo would basically be the second coming of the Mali Empire(richest empire to exist especially under Mansa Musa) and I mean that literally! Imagine a fully developed DRC, it would be like a black mecca, no f*ck a mecca, it would be like a BLACK Constantinople for black people.

    The DRC literally has every important mineral/resource that you can think of.

    DRC's mineral ores alone are worth $157 billion...:mindblown:

    Think about it. Just fukking think about it... Congo has cobalt. What is cobalt used for?
    [​IMG]

    Cobalt is used to make alloy for jet engines and gas turbines! The DRC can produce as many fighter jets or regular aircraft as much as it wants. And iirc the DRC has the worlds largest supply of cobalt.

    DRC has uranium. And a good portion of it. We know uranium is important in making thermonuclear bombs.
    [​IMG]

    The DRC can become a nuclear power or they can use uranium to power their country into the 21st century or beyond.

    PS: Do you know the uranium that was use create big and little boy was from Congo?
    Tracing the Congolese mine that fuelled Hiroshima

    DRC has a VERY large supply of coltan. What is coltan?
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    What the hell is coltan? Its in the very cell phones and computers that we are using.
    [​IMG]

    And our devices wouldn't be jack without it. With Coltan the DRC can be the electronic/digital capital of the world.

    The Congo has even more important minerals, but i think I made my point. Its a no wonder there is a big crisis in Congo. And me it is not by accident. I consider the crisis in Congo nothing more than a "business war."

    But again what would happen if the Congo fixes its problems and develops?

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    Is The Democratic Republic Of Congo The Next Emerging Economy?

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    The future shape of East Africa: What happens when the sleeping giant of Congo awakes

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    The next 35 years: Nigeria and South Africa may not be Africa's biggest economies. Who will?



    So I ask again what would a fully developed Democratic Republic of Congo look like?

    @MansaMusa @Poitier @Tommy Knocks @EastCoastNaga @Robbie3000 @Yehuda @Premeditated @Dreamestorical @Kitsch @Din0can
     
  2. MajorVitaman

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    What impact do you all think Patrice Lumumba would have had if he were alive?
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    [​IMG]

    Just look at the physical
    Size of the country. :damn:
     
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    I don't even know where to even begin.:wow:

    If he was alive and there was no assassination or western meddling, I personally believe the DRC would be at the stage China is right now! And mean it!

    Which is why...
    Patrice Lumumba: the most important assassination of the 20th century
    Patrice Lumumba: the most important assassination of the 20th century | Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja

    People forget that China was not always a economic power that it is today. It was imo in the same economic situation as most African countries especially under the Mao reign which over a million died of starvation. This is why I always believed if China can do it than most African countries can and most African countries have much more natural resources than China.
     
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    Don't they say that dam alone could light up half the continent? :lupe:

    Off topic but what are the chances of Angola becoming Africa's largest economy? It has surpassed D.R. Congo already, right?
     
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    This is why I get so upset when foreigners come in. I want the Afrikan economy to thrive and be prosperous for be people! Not allow foreigners to come in and put their boots on the Diasporas neck.

    What can we do to help? I'll be graduating in December and I want to be able to help the diaspora any way I can. From here in amerikkka all the way to Brazil, the Caribbeans, the motherland... Everywhere
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    The DRC is nowhere near Africas biggest economy(yet), but I believe Angola is Africas 6th biggest economy while Nigeria is the biggest. And yeah I heard the dam can power half of Africa.:lupe:

    Also are the Chinese still investing in Congo? Infrastructure is a MUST in Congo. At least start with the western half.
     
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    I think so, they're pretty much all over Africa.

    This is true, that article @MansaMusa posted said they still depend on bikes cause the roads are all fukked up and non-existent in some parts.
     
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    The Congo should be :eat::eat::eat: off the Coltan alone
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    Many places have potential.. Congo has serious potential. But as long as you have the west fukking around over there... :manny:

    you're going to need the usa to be "abolished"
     
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    "I said before it makes Nigeria potential(and Angolas) look like nothing."

    Not sure I agree.

    Human capital > finished goods > raw commodities. Market manipulation could easily turn minerals into cheap prices so DRC would need to industrialize (which is the real potential). I think Nigeria is still #1 because of its potential consumer class but who knows what will happen with DRC given Kagame/The West causing trouble.
     
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    Nail on the head the problem is most african countries have everything the west wants and needs to keep up thier high lifestyles and quality of life. They wont leave african countries a lone without a fight because they want those resources.

    Paris , USA, etc all those western nations wouldnt have shyt if not for Africa
     
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    Yup, having raw commodities doesn't mean much if you don't have the capital infrastructure to refine them into desirable goods. You're just going to get fukked over.
     
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    They could build the infastructure to refine it wouldnt be easy or happen right away but it can be done. Lumumba knew this and Thomas Sankara , they dont need help just need the west to stop interfering but we know they wont because a self sufficient Congo is a problem

    Our country produces enough to feed us all. Alas, for lack of organization, we are forced to beg for food aid. It’s this aid that instills in our spirits the attitude of beggars.

    — Thomas Sankara

    I know this is about the Congo but this quote by Sankara speaks for many african countries
     
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