Sunday, March 1, 2009

DRC: The Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth

Please take your time and read the articles below. They may help you understand the root causes of the current wars in the Great Lake Region of Africa in general and in Democratic Republic of Congo (Ex-Zaire) in particular.

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Economic Exploitation, the Arms Trade and Human Rights Abuses
http://www.amnestyusa.org/countries/dr_congo/economic_exploitation.html

Inside Africa’s PlayStation War
towardfreedom.com/home/content/view/1352/1/

UN report on illegal resource exploitation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
http://www.afrol.com/Countries/DRC/documents/un_resources_2002_intro.htm

UN Security Council: Letter dated on January 25, 2007 from the Chairman of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo addressed to the President of the Security Council
http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/congo/2006/1127experts.pdf

The Democratic Republic of Congo: Described by some as Africa’s first World War, the conflict in the DRC (formerly known as Zaire) has involved seven nations.
http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/Africa/DRC.asp


Letter dated April12, 2001 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council
http://www.un.org/News/dh/latest/drcongo.htm

Unanswered Questions: Companies, Conflict, and the Democratic Republic of Congo
http://www.raid-uk.org/docs/UN_Panel_DRC/Unanswered_Questions_Full.pdf

Blood Minerals' in the Kivu Provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/2007/2106.html

In Search of Congo's Coltan
http://www.pulitzercenter.org/openitem.cfm?id=529

Related Materials:
Massacres of Hutu Refugees in DR Congo
http://www.rwasta.net/view/article/massacre-des-refugies-au-rd-congo/index.html

Massacres of Mugunga Refugee Camp in DR Congo
http://www.rwasta.net/view/article/massacres-de-mugunga/index.html

Massacres of Kibeho Internally Displaced Refugee Camp in Rwanda (Video)
http://www.rwasta.net/view/article/video-massacres-de-kibeho-au-rwanda-le-22-04-1995/index.html

Source:
Rwanda Still Alive
(Rwasta.net)

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