Posts Tagged: Democratic Republic of the Congo
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Given the roots of the ongoing conflict in North Kivu, military victory amounts to exchanging one group of exploiters for another.
The UN helped the Congolese army and international prosecutors stand ready to help try war crimes.
The slaughter in the DRC is intricately linked to electronic components carried by millions of people in the United States and Europe.
Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, arraigned by the International Criminal Court, had the temerity to request his release until the start of the trial.
The Obama administration is giving Rwanda President Kagame a pass on enabling violence in the Congo.
Activist Sonja Licht took no pleasure in correctly predicting the tragedy of Yugoslavia.
Campaigns mounted to ask the candidates questions about human rights abuses and atrocities in places like Darfur, the Sudans, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo were ignored.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus, Friends of the Congo, and Africa Faith & Justice Network held a briefing on the M23 uprising, the involvement of the Rwandan government, and ethnic tensions in Eastern DRC.
Jobs certainly thought differently, but the company he created acted the same as the competition.