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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Population 0
Budget$ 299,220,000
Manpower 100000
Aircrafts 46
Fighters 1
Helicopters 32
Attack helicopters 8
Fleet 16
Aircraftcarriers 0
Submarines 0
Nuclear weapons 0


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.

The United Nations Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (now MONUSCO) has been in place since February 2000. It was established by the United Nations. Its main tasks include providing security in key areas such as the South Kivu, North Kivu, and supporting the government with reconstruction. As they have for the past half-century, foreign rebel groups are also present in the Congo. The most significant is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, (FDLR), which Laurent Nkundas troops were fighting. However, other groups, such as the anti–Ugandan Lords Resistance Army, are also present. Articles 118 and 188 of the Transitional Constitution established the legal status of the FARDC. The 2006 Constitution added provisions 187 to 192. The General Organisation of Defence and the Armed Forces is established by Law 04/023 of 12/11/04. The Congolese Parliament debated a new defense law in mid-2010. It was provisionally known as Organic Law 130.

Source: Wikipedia