1 The Democratic Republic of the Congo (‘DRC’) is a vast country with immense economic resources (Natural Resources, Permanent Sovereignty over). It is bordered in the north by the Central African Republic and the Sudan, in the east by Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, in the south by Zambia and Angola, and in the west by the Republic of the Congo. 2 Its relevance under international law stems from two factors. First, the DRC has been the centre of what could be termed ‘Africa’s world war’, involving seven African nations and causing the death of some 5.4 million...
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