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Red tape strangles trade in DR Congo

For most businesses across the world, red tape is a headache they could do without, but spare a thought for companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The country is now implementing a nine-year-old law that has redrawn internal borders and more than doubled the number of provinces.

The mineral-rich province of Katanga in the south of the country has now been divided into four separate provinces, meaning that companies are having to negotiate around the bureaucracy of each.

The BBC's Kennedy Gondwe has more for Africa Business Report.

  • 05 Feb 2016
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