KPFA Weekend News, broadcast 01.18.2015 Friends of the Congo's Executive Director Maurice Carney told KPFA that the Democratic Republic of the Congo's real problems are Ugandan President YoweriMuseveni, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and Congo's own President Joseph Kabila, not the FDLR or any other militia operating in the eastern DRC.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is arguably the most resource rich nation on earth, but the Congolese' people's living standard is the lowest by all measures. Friends of the Congo's Executive Director told KPFA that the UN Combat Intervention Brigade now deploying in the eastern Congo was not created to change that, or to oppose African dictators who facilitate the theft and grossly unfair extraction of Congo's wealth.
Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of the Congo speaks with KPFA Morning Mix host Sabrina Jacobs, and KPFA's Ann Garrison reportson the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the U.S. relationship with Rwanda.
Millions of people have died violently, or in refugee or iDP camps, since U.S. military partners Rwanda and Uganda invaded the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1996 and 1998. Will Congo get a mention at Tuesday's presidential foreign policy debate?