. Attention Getter: How many of you feel fortunate to receive a college education in here? I am sure most of you are. Unfortunately, however, there are countries in today's world where schools are absent and not even healthcare systems are provided for their civilians.
B. Audience Relevance: The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as the DRC, is an example of such country. According to the website The World Factbook, updated on July 17, 2017, written by the CIA, a civilian foreign intelligence service, the DRC is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa that struggles with many socioeconomic problems. While some of you may think African countries have progressed over time, there is still a lot of work to do in terms of their…show more content… 2. Sub point 1: Problem 2: Another huge problem is their lack of education. In another website called Education in Democratic Republic of the Congo, updated on April 19, 2017 by the USAID, 3.5 million children of primary school age are not enrolled in school. This issue is also largely affecting their health issue as well, because people have no knowledge of how to prevent diseases from spreading into their bodies, such as malaria as mentioned earlier. For most of us, who had K-12 education without any restrictions, these problems might be totally unimaginable.
Transition (summary, signpost, preview): We just discussed the problems surrounding the DRC including deadly disease and poor education. Next, I will explain significant causes of these issues.
B. Main Point 2: Causes: In the DRC, its corrupted government and guerrilla group are the major contributors to its lack of healthcare systems and absence of schools.
1. Sub point 1: Cause 1: According to the journal article The DRC's Crumbling Legitimacy in 2012, written by foreign policy analyst Dizolele and lawyer Kambale, the 2011 presidential election in the DRC have led to a crisis of legitimacy. Over 100 people who were against current Congolese president Joseph Kabila, who has been suspected of fraud in his election result, were wounded in the capital