The Democratic Republic of Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources. With over 1000 minerals and precious metals identified, the DRC has the potential to become one of the richest countries on the African continent. To date however its population remains one of the poorest in the world: the IMF estimates that the average Congolese person makes about a dollar a day. Fr Jérôme Paluku of the Democratic Republic of Congo explains more about this apparent contradiction and the impact on the people. Mark Riedemann interviews Fr. Paluku.
Duration: 28′
Date of Production: 2017
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Democratic Republic of Congo