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Business in DR Congo, Kinshasa



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Syllabus of the Subject

Congolese economy, mining (copper, diamonds) Foreign Trade of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


  1. Introduction to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
    1. Elikia M'Bokolo (Congolese Historian)
  2. Economy of the DR Congo
  3. Amini Kajunju (President of the Africa-America Institute)
  4. International Trade of the DR Congo
  5. Business and Investment Opportunities in the DR Congo
    1. Health and education
    2. Water and electricity
    3. Housing
    4. Industry
    5. Energy
  6. Case Study:
    1. Infrastructures in the DR 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


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

  1. To analyze the Congolese Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the DR Congo
  3. To explore the trade relations of the DR 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

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade


The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Business in Central Africa.

Online Diploma: Business in Central Africa

Master in Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French République démocratique du Congo Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Congo Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Congo.

  1. Credits of the subject “Doing Business in the DR Congo”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

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

International Trade and Business in the DR Congo

Transport and Logistics in Africa. Corridors, ports


African Economic Integration


Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement


  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. Rotterdam Rules (Sea)
  4. Hamburg Rules (Sea)

African Institutions (AU, AFDB, AUDA-NEPAD, UNECA)


African Trade and Economic Organizations. the DR Congo is a member of:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa
  2. African Union
    1. Africa Agriculture Development Programme
    2. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (not signed)
    3. AUDA-NEPAD
  3. African Development Bank
  4. Africa-South America Summit
  5. China-Africa Cooperation
  6. BADEA
  7. Africa-Asia Partnership
  8. Africa-Korea Partnership
  9. Africa-Japan Cooperation (TICAD)

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. WB
  3. WTO
  4. IMF


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
  2. Largest cities in the DR Congo: Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Mbuji-Mayi, Kananga, Kisangani, Bukavu, and Goma
  3. ,Currency of the DR Congo: Congolese Franc (CDF)
  4. Languages in the DR Congo: French (official), Lingala, Kingwana, Kikongo, Swahili, and Tshiluba
  5. Borders of the DR 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 DR Congo: 2,345,410 km².
    1. The second-largest African country (four times the size of France)
  10. Unitary Republic. Constitution (2005)
  11. Independence of the DR Congo: 1960 (Belgium)

More information: The DR Congo (EENI African Business Portal).

Amini Kajunju, Congolese Businesswoman and Executive, DR Congo

Religions in the DR Congo.

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

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

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

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

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 DR 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 DR Congo and 25% of its GDP
  5. Mineral resources of the DR Congo: cobalt, gold, diamond, iron ore, bauxite, coltan, limestone, nickel-chromium
  6. The International position of the DR Congo advanced thanks to the good oil price levels, improved productivity from some reserves, and recuperation of the timber exports

Global Trade and Business in the DR Congo:
International Trade and Business in the DR Congo

Foreign Trade and Business in the DR Congo

Sample:
African Northern Corridor (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda)



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