Tuesday, 18 November 2008

RE: Congo's Tin Soldiers

Journeyman Pictures presents a short 20 minute video titled "Congo's Tin Soldiers" about the scramble for mineral resources that has plunged the Democratic Republic of Congo into a vicious cycle of bloodshed and oppression. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Io8c81xHLmw
The view that economic interests are fueling the conflict are supported by a United Nations Panel setup in June 2000.

It is difficult to separate the fact that these problems are the symptom of poor leadership and gross government mismanagement. The World Bank, the IMF and the Paris Club have intervened on various levels to provide debt relief, funding for infrastructure and other things but sadly you can take a horse to the river but you can't force it to drink.

Where do we begin to untangle this deadly web of corruption and overzealous self-interests?

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