Le Potentiel, Kinshasa, 12-Oct-2009: La République démocratique du Congo n’est pas encore sortie du tunnel. Après la guerre économique sur fond du commerce illégal du diamant, de l’or, de la cassitérite, du bois… c’est maintenant le tour du pétrole et surtout du « nickel ». Dans la partie orientale de la RDC, précisément en Ituri, on vient de découvrir du « nickel » à l’état pur. Ce minerai fait déjà courir de nombreux acquéreurs de tous bords. read more »
July 2005: A major problem facing Africa are corruption and control of resources. In the DRC, the military is stealing minerals to sell to Western companies. read more »
We are pleased, as part of our commitment to sharing thoughtful and insightful commentary on the Democratic Republic of Congo, to post this essay by Zahra Moloo. A full pdf version, formatted and with references is available but for those with assistive technology needs, the full text is posted below.
Source: New Scientist.
It is staggering the number of things which basically are not attended to in the DRC. Here we have the World Bank in charge of how the forests should be dealt with. Of course, what happens to people, especially those who live in the forest, including the pygmees, does not seem to matter. It is as if slavery never really ended because the same system which was born out of it has been carrying on. The system has allowed for more field slaves to become house slaves, and it has created possibilities for house slaves also to own slaves and other types of property. read more »
Originally posted on Pambazuka News August 8, 2007.
Bukavu is perched high above Lake Kivu, gently encroaching on the placid body of water between Rwanda and Congo. Once known as the pearl of Congo because of its beautiful climate and mountains, the Bukavu I found last summer barely resembles the famed city I heard about as a child. read more »
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Thursday June 28, 9:31 PM
June 28 (Reuters) - This month the Democratic Republic of Congo began its review of contracts for mining concessions.
The mineral-rich African country is looking at 60 mining deals, most of which were negotiated during a six-year war and the three-year transitional period that followed.
These are the main companies with mining projects in the Congo: read more »
Originally posted on AllAfrica.Com
Rwanda News Agency
Kigali, June 21, 2007
In May, outspoken former US congresswoman Cynthia McKinney testified in the Spanish probe investigating the deaths of Spanish nuns in this region. Now details show that she is reported to have alleged that the US government maintained ravaging conflicts in this region for mining concessions from D R Congo. read more »