A discussion with Coordinator of Youth for A New Society, Ben Kabamba on the Telema (Rise Up) movement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The slaughter in the DRC is intricately linked to electronic components carried by millions of people in the United States and Europe.
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.
Critics have wrongly attacked U.S. legislation designed to regulate minerals imported from Congo.
The Obama administration should begin implementing the Obama Law by appointing a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region.
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) released the official “Report of the Mapping Exercise” in October 2010. The report documents “the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003”. U.S. tax dollars fund U.S. allies Rwanda and Uganda, which are deeply implicated in these mass atrocities, crimes against humanity, war crimes and possibly genocide in the Congo.
A new U.S. law requires that companies doing business in the Congo and adjoining countries disclose the provenance of the minerals transacted efforts taken to ensure armed groups don’t profit.
On June 30, 2010, the Democratic Republic of Congo will celebrate its 50th year of independence from Belgian colonial rule. Celebrations will take place throughout the globe commemorating this golden anniversary. Not all Congolese are celebrating, however. Nor are peace and justice loving people as a whole, who value and respect a more united and elevated African continent. That ultimate independence and liberation of the Congo has yet to be achieved.
Young people everywhere refuse to ignore the deadliest conflict since WWII.
France’s imperial footprint in Africa is large and not shrinking any time soon.
The international community has promised assistance to refugees in Congo. But not much has reached them.
The reality of power – that the U.S. is still the financial, military, diplomatic and political superpower patron on which Israel depends – was not reflected in the press conference that followed the meeting.
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.
Let’s pretend that we’ve simply gotten off on the wrong foot with this century.