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DR Congo political class 'acts in its own interest'

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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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