Current president Joseph Kabila took the helm in 2001 following the assassination of his father, and his democratic re-election in 2006 sparked hopes a new era was dawning. However, despite finishing his second and final term in 2016 Kabila is refusing to give up power. There is great political and civil unrest, with violent conflicts occurring across the country. War and neglect have resulted in the decay of the road and rail network, leaving the country without much-needed infrastructure. The mineral resources found within the country could make the country one of the most prosperous in the continent, however marred by violence the country is in crisis with over 1.4 million Congolese people displaced.