EENI Global Business School
Business in DR Congo, Kinshasa

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Kinshasa

  1. Introduction to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
    1. Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kananga, Kisangani, Bukavu, and Goma
    2. Elikia M'Bokolo (Congolese Historian)
  2. Economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. Amini Kajunju (President of the Africa-America Institute)
  4. International Trade (Import, Export) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    1. Health and education
    2. Water and electricity
    3. Housing
    4. Industry
    5. Energy
  6. Case Study:
    1. Infrastructures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    2. Agriculture, fishing, and breeding
    3. Mines and hydrocarbons
    4. Feronia Inc. (oil palm)
    5. TEXAF
  7. Access to the Congolese market
  8. Business Plan for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Transport and Logistics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  1. Nearest ports
    1. Port of Luanda (Katanga) and Port of Lobito (Angola)
    2. Port of Maputo (Lubumbashi - Mozambique: 1,600 kilometres)
    3. Port of Mombasa (Kenya): Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    4. Port of Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania)
    5. Port of Walvis Bay (Namibia). Via the Trans-Caprivi Corridor - Southern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. Trans-African Corridors
    1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
    2. Northern Corridor
    3. North-South Corridor
    4. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
    5. Central Corridor
    6. Lobito Corridor
    7. Beira-Lobito Corridor

The objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Congolese Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  3. To explore the trade relations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo with the country of the student
  4. To know the Congolese Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Congolese businesspeople and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Congolese market

Sample - Doing Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:
International Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade
  2. Diploma: Business in Central Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade

Students, Online Master in International Business

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French République démocratique du Congo Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Congo Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Congo

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks




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Description: International Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: The third most populated nation in Sub-Saharan Africa. 99 million Congolese in 2025.

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Foreign Trade Facilitation. TFA Agreement. Customs. Payments. Global Supply Chain

Amini Kajunju, Congolese Businesswoman and Executive, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire) is the third most populated nation in Sub-Saharan Africa (72 million people), and the second regarding the area.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is gifted with abundant human and natural resources, including a tropical forest; is the second in the World by area, fertile soil, abundant rainfall and significant and varied mineral resources.

  1. Congolese population: 78 million inhabitants.
    1. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the fourth most populous nation in sub-Saharan Africa
    2. 99 million in 2025
    3. Median age: 17.4 years old
    4. Bantu
  2. Largest cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kinshasa (capital, 9.3 million people), Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kananga, Kisangani, Bukavu, and Goma
  3. ,Currency of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Congolese Franc (CDF)
  4. Languages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: French (official), Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Swahili, and Tshiluba
  5. Borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Angola, Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia
  6. Lar
  7. 6% of the World tropical reserves
  8. 106 million Mw of power energy
  9. Area of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2,345,410 square kilometres.
    1. The second-largest African country (four times the size of France)
  10. Unitary Republic. Constitution (2005)
  11. Independence of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: 1960 (Belgium)

More information: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (EENI African Portal).

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

Religions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  1. African Traditional Religions
  2. Christianity
    1. Catholicism (36 million)
    2. Protestants (12 million, 20% of the population; Baptists: 1.9 million).

The Democratic Republic of the Congo belongs to the Central African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

Trade the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Mining and petrol represent 75% of the total exports.

  1. The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Africa) began to recuperate,
  2. The main contributors to the total growth were mining (12%), construction (10%) and wholesale and retail trade (6%)
  3. The World Bank projects the economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is set to increase to 7% annually for the next biennium. (Source: African Development Bank)
  4. Mining (copper, cobalt, diamonds, gold, zinc and other metals) and petrol represent 75% of total export revenues of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 25% of its gross domestic product
  5. Mineral resources of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: cobalt, gold, diamond, iron ore, bauxite, coltan, limestone, nickel-chromium
  6. The International position of the Democratic Republic of the Congo advanced thanks to the good oil price levels, improved productivity from some reserves, and recuperation of the timber exports

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo...

Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Rwanda

Lobito Corridor, Port, Angola, Access to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia (Road Transport Course)

COMESA Custom Union

SADC Common Market (Southern African Development Community)

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Malawi...

African Northern Corridor (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda) Road Transport Course Master

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway): Angola, Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Libya

Lobito-Beira Corridor (Trans-African Highway 9)



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