Archive for the ‘Congo Resources’ Category
Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth explores the role that the United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at the dawn of the 21st century.
“In order to rehabilitate and decriminalize the mining industry, which according to [Aloys] Tegera, generates more than two-thirds of the revenue of North Kivu, it is necessary to, in the first place, work towards the re-establishment of the Congolese state. Any efforts by the international community to re-organize and legislate for the Congolese mining industry without taking this fundamental step into account risk failure, “unless, of course, the various lobbies have in mind a Congo without the Congolese, which would clearly be absurd.”
Excerpt from Pole Institute August 2010 Report called “BLOOD MINERALS:The Criminalization of the Mining Industry in Eastern DRC”
Kambalé Musavuli is a Congolese activist, spokesperson and student coordinator with the Friends of the Congo, advocacy organization based in Washington, DC whose mission is “to raise the consciousness of the world community on the challenge of the Congo and support Congolese institutions in bringing about a peaceful and lasting change.” His presentation was the most dynamic. It is clear that he has travelled widely and presented the work of Friends of the Congo at university campuses and elsewhere many times. He gave an alternative history of the DRCongo and provided a framework of ways for people to act to bring about change. Listen to his conference presentation FRIENDS OF CONGO blow