Congo: A dictator's dilemma.

our turn is coming too. Congo ni yetu. And we will help those people

Humphrey? I know a dude by that name who gets timber from Congo. But it is not just timber that he brings. the trucks ferrying timber have some sealed compartments containing God knows what. A friend of mine was once paid some 200K to unweld one of the trucks under strict supervision of Humphrey.

A 2002 UN report accused eight Canadian mining companies, including Banro, of “pillaging the Congo.” As reported in Le Monde Diplomatique, Banro and Barrick Gold (the biggest Canadian mining company) have been accused of “funding military operations in exchange for lucrative contracts” in the Congo.

According to Maurice Carney, co-director of the NGO “Friends of the Congo” which is based in Washington D.C., “Banro has a sweetheart deal under which it got 100% ownership of gold concessions in the east of the country, complete with a 10-year tax holiday. Banro’s concession is estimated to be worth over $10 billion.”

The United States instigated the invasion of the DRC by its proxies Rwanda and Uganda in 1996 and 1998, and the subsequent slaughter of 6.9 million Congolese has devastated the country. Washington’s goal was to plunder the enormous mineral riches of the Congo through the proxy use of Rwanda’s and Uganda’s troops. These two states formally withdrew their forces from the Congo in 2003, but continued looting its minerals through their puppet militias, including the M-23

“The U.S. has financed and given overall direction to the worst genocide since World War II,” says Glen Ford, editor of the Black Agenda Report, the leading website on U.S. policy towards Africa. “Since 1996, Washington has drenched Congo’s eastern provinces in the blood of over six million people. The governments of Rwanda and Uganda, the direct perpetrators of this holocaust, are in every sense of the word agents of U.S. foreign policy, who operate with impunity under the imperial umbrella.

“For 18 years, Uganda and Rwanda have done the bidding of their pay-masters and arms suppliers, the American and British governments. If the Nuremburg rules of international justice were in force today, the highest officials in Washington and London would face death by hanging for their monstrous crimes – and only later would Presidents Kagame of Rwanda and Museveni of Uganda take their walk with the executioner.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-congo-still-ravaged-by-u-s-funded-conflict-and-plunder/5375098

Shida ni kuna regions that are way richer than others, politicians wa poorer area hawawezi kubali kuachwa njaa

I can imagine how contested the boundaries would be.

Not necessarily. Hata SS ilihepa Sudan, yet Sudan has significantly lower oil deposits. That division is the only thing that will reduce the blatant abuse of human beings and theft of resources. Administratively, it will be easier to run the smaller countries. Currently, things are just not working.

M7 and Kagame have plundered that country for a very long time. Even the people who killed Kabila senior were linked to Kagame.

Those smaller countries will become hell-holes like the current South Sudan. Secession does not always bring positive outcomes.

True, but mostly if such a secession comes after or as a result of conflict. If it’s a sort of ‘mutual’ agreement, the future can only be bright. Is there such precedence anywhere in the world?

There is a big connection between Uganda and Congo.Wacha niachie hapo.

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It can either turn into a Yugoslavia or as stated above, Czechoslovakia.

Oh yes, thank you. Najaribu kufikiria naona za vita tu, from E. Timor to Eritrea, former Yugoslavia, SS, Finland, etc.

Key word is they are proxies of the west in the plunder. Entebbe airport is now Hq for the west companies, forwarding bases for covert usa operations in the region and transport hub. Cobalt is the key mineral being plundered.

For use in electronics, esp. mobile phones.

DRC lazma niende naskia its a looters paradise na tourist ndio wanapewa black markets priority

Conmen Wakongo ni wengi sana hata hapa Nairobi.

Hata usiende mbali chillax hapo hilton…

Most african governments are run by puppets, no hope for anything, it’s just plain simple, the Era of nationalists ended with the likes of nkurumah and those generations.
The breed of ‘leaders’ we have now are too selfish to overcome the white man’s grip .

Huyo jamaa wa Dalbit ni sonko mbaya. Wikileaks pia imemtaja vingine. Guy is seriously into oil and gas in zambia and Mozambique. Recently he secured a 30B tender in Mozambique. Jamaa ako sawa. Silent tycoons who own Kenya.