Thursday, October 08, 2009

Peace in the Congo - When?

The Congo is blessed with wonderful people and resources that ought to enrich them. Greed by corrupt corporations and individuals over those resources has driven political instability since the 1960's. That instability allowed terrorists from Rwanda and Uganda to fuel violence in the border areas.

Like Darfur in the Sudan, if we look aside, the violence picks up again. Please don't look away until the world agrees to stay the course and end the violence.
clipped from congoweek.org
Why Congo Week?

The Congo is the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world today where nearly 6 million people have died since 1996, half of them children under 5 yrs old and hundreds of thousands of women have been raped all as a result of the scramble for Congo's wealth. The United Nations said it is the deadliest conflict in the world since World War Two. However, hardly anything is said about it in the media. Can you imagine 45,000 people dying each month and hardly a peep from anyone in the age of the Internet? This is literally what has happened and continue to happen in the Congo. There is a media blackout about Congo and no worldwide resolution to end the conflict and carnage there.

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