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DR Congo political class 'acts in its own interest'

Fifty years ago today the Democratic Republic of Congo gained its independence. Correspondent Mike Wooldridge reflects on the country's recent history.

Former UN deputy general secretary Lord Malloch-Brown and Chatham House's Dr Muzong Kodi discuss why the country has failed to develop.

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