Territory in central Africa, ruled since 2006 by the République démocratique du Congo


Democratic Republic of the Congo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République démocratique du Congo), commonly referred to as DR Congo, Congo-Kinshasa or the DRC, is a country located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area since the accession of South Sudan as an independent country and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 71 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the nineteenth most populous nation in the world, the fourth most populous nation in Africa, as well as the most populous officially Francophone country. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 25, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 6
"In 2015, violence, weak rule of law, and political maneuvering around a presidential election scheduled for 2016 exacerbated instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Attempts by President Joseph Kabila's parliamentary coalition, the Alliance of the Presidential Majority (AMP), to amend electoral law were perceived by many as a move to extend Kabila's tenure despite a two-term constitutional limit."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 5.09, Rank: 151, Personal Freedom: 4.69, Economic Freedom: 5.49, Democracy Index: 1.75
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 5.49, Rank: 147