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Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Array of Natural Resources

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By Thomas Hedley

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Read more on the DRC’s resource-rich potential in the upcoming Africa Energy Series: Preview: Democratic Republic of the Congo 2021 – the leading investor resource for tracking the country’s current and future movements within the sector. Download other AES Special Reports here.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is considered one of the richest countries in the world in terms of natural resources. It boasts a thriving mining sector and is currently in transition towards a more diversified economy. Petroleum, solar and hydro are set to play an increasingly influential role in the country’s economy and the country offers immense opportunities as just 2.5% of the DRC’s formidable hydro potential has been developed to date, while its offshore area is seen by petroleum operators as an attractive investment destination surrounded by oil producing neighbors.

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