Democratic Republic of the Congo

Glencore International's Child Labor Abuse in Congo

Claude Kabemba, Director of Southern Africa Resource Watch

 
WBAI AfrobeatRadio, 06.09.2012

​Glencore International's exploitation of child mining labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aired on AfrobeatRadio, on WBAI, 99.5 FM, New York City, wbai.org.

 

 

Child miners in Katanga show off copper finds. Photo: FairPhone

 

Obama or Ban-Ki-Moon could end Congo catastrophe

 

KPFA Evening News, 06.02.2012

​The Congo conflict and human catastrophe has continued despite a peace treaty formally ending the Second Congo War in 2003. It entered a new phase with the Rwandan backed CNDP rebellion in the Kivu Provinces in April 2012. Ugandan reporter, television producer, and broadcaster Paul Ndiho told KPFA that everyone knows who is doing what in Congo, but that regional and international powers are unwilling to stop it.

 

 

U.S. in Uganda: $50 million more to help Museveni hunt Kony???

 

 

KPFA Evening News, 05.26.2012

Despite worsening human rights abuse in Uganda, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee voted, on May 24th, to include another $50 million, in the draft version of the fiscal 2013 Defense bill, for surveillance and intelligence support to Ugandan troops, U.S. Green Berets and Navy Seals, who are, according to the Obama Administration, hunting East African warlord Joseph Kony.

Rwanda, Congo, and Citibank: Moving the Money

 

 

This summary of Citibank's involvement in Rwandan President Paul Kagame's war and plunder in Congo, as traced by a UN Panel of Experts, was produced to add to a report on Sonoma State University's sale of an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters to former Citigroup CEO and Chairman Sanford Weill for a $12 million "donation."  The sale was completed during Sonoma State's commencement exercises, on May 12, 2012, the same day that William Penn University awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters to Rwandan General Paul Kagame. 

Citibank also provides "trade, foreign investment, cash management and treasury services, all of which involve close collaboration with DRC’s leading banks."

 

 

U.S. Special Forces blame Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

 

 

KPFA Evening News, 05.05.2012

​U.S. Special Forces organize a press conference in the Central African Republic and join Ugandan officers in blaming Omar al-Bashir for the survival of East African warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.  

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