University of Evansville

Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana ensures that students experience international situations, challenges, and opportunities that prepare them to contribute and succeed in a global economy.

WorldView - Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo

US Dept of State - Democratic Republic of the Congo

"Sparsely populated in relation to its area, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is home to a vast potential of natural resources and mineral wealth. Nevertheless, the D.R.C. is one of the poorest countries in the world, with per capita annual income of about $171 in 2009. This is the result of years of mismanagement, corruption, and war." more...

Global Edge

"Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the Republic of the Congo gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability." more...

CIA World Factbook

"The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - is slowly recovering from two decades of decline. Conflict that began in May 1997 has dramatically reduced national output and government revenue, increased external debt, and resulted in the deaths of more than 5 million people from violence, famine, and disease." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), located in central Africa, is the third-largest country on the continent. The capital is Kinshasa. French is the official language. The country is slowly emerging from more than a decade of civil war that has resulted in continuing political and economic instability." more...

Languages of Democratic Republic of the Congo

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Democratic Republic of the Congo - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...