Posts Tagged: DRC
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 slaughter in the DRC is intricately linked to electronic components carried by millions of people in the United States and Europe.
The West suddenly seems less concerned with democracy in the DRC than it professed to be last year.
Western powers must accept responsibility for their detrimental influence in the Congo and fulfill their obligation to help structure stability in the war-ravaged country.
The international community has promised assistance to refugees in Congo. But not much has reached them.
The Pentagon touts a victory for the Africa Command's support of a recent Ugandan incursion into Congo. Media reports suggest otherwise.
Obama administration must overhaul U.S. policy toward Africa.
The Bush administration is continuing its militarization of U.S.-African relations this year.