|Democratic Republic of the Congo
The state organisation responsible for defending the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (French : Forces armees de la republique democratique de Congo [FARDC]). As part of the peace process that followed the end to the Second Congo War, July 2003, the FARDC was rebuilt in patches.
FARDC members mainly consist of land forces. However, it also has an air force and a smaller navy. The three services could have had between 144,000 to 159,000 employees in 2010-2011. The Republican Guard is also a presidential force, but it's not part of Armed Forces.
The Government in Kinshasa, along with the United Nations, European Union and bilateral partners Angola and South Africa are trying to build a force capable of providing stability and security for the Democratic Republic of Congo. This process is being held back by corruption, insufficient donor coordination, and the competition between donors. After years of war and inadequate funding, the FARDC umbrella now includes some of Africa's most unstable military units.