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Each week on “The Global African” host Bill Fletcher, Jr. addresses issues facing Africa and the African Diasporas. Today's program focuses on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, from its history as a Belgian colony to independence to the neo-colonial kleptocracy of dictator Joseph-Desiré Mobutu to decades of war, conflict, and suffering to today's panorama, featuring an interview with Kambale Musavuli, the spokesperson for The Friends of the Congo, an international organization with representatives in more than sixty countries. teleSUR http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/telesur/#!en/video/the-global-african-283270
In which John Green teaches you about the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which used to be Zaire, which used to be The Belgian Congo, which used to be the Congo Free State, which used to be the region surrounding the Congo River Basin in central Africa. So the history of this place is a little convoluted. The history of Congo is central to the history of central Africa, and the Congo Wars embroiled neighboring countries like Uganda and Rwanda. John will talk you through the history of Congo and the region. You can directly support Crash Course at http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content. Citation 1: David...
Rape City (2013): Examining the terrible rape problem that afflicts the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) At least 200,000 people have been raped in DRC since 1996. With devastating frankness National Army soldiers confess to raping women and children in the towns they were supposed to be protecting from rebels. For downloads and more information visit: http://journey.webbler.co.uk/?lid=65206 "Raping gave us a lot of pleasure. When we rape we feel free", confesses a Congolese National Army soldier. He admits to raping 53 women and children, some as young as 5 years old. In this endemic cycle of violence, children born of rape are getting raped. According to Ida Sawyer from Human Rights Watch, the army commanders responsible for these horrific abuses are not brought to justice; inst...
http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ The Ugandan Government is calling upon the international community to urgently step in to help contain the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In particular, the Ugandan government has expressed concern that its capacity to host the thousands of refugees fleeing DRC is being stretched. This emerged even as the rebels continued with their advances with fears that they could attack the key City of Goma tomorrow.
Sign up at http://www.congoweek.org Friends of the Congo in association with a myriad of student and grassroots supporters and a wide range of partners around the world will host a weeklong event entitled "Congo Week: Breaking the Silence" from October 17 - 23, 2010. Since 2008, Congo Week has galvanized the participation of students and grassroots activists in over 50 countries and 200 university campuses and communities. The overarching goal for 2010 is to expand upon the previous success by broadening our participation of global leaders, environmental organizations, human rights institutions, the electronics industry, responsible corporate actors, artists, students and grassroots participation in our quest to establish a global support network for the people of Congo. Ten key ci...
The Democratic Republic of Congo has rich deposits of gold, diamonds, copper and other minerals that unscrupulous business people have been eager to exploit. Rebel groups have used the sale of raw materials to fund civil war, and Rwandan militias in eastern Congo are capitalizing on the sale of coltan, a crucial raw material in the manufacture of electronic devices.Now, developed countries are stepping up pressure on industry to buy exclusively clean, or conflict-free, raw materials. The United Nations has suggested developing a certification scheme to stamp out the trade of dirty or illegally mined materials.
Moise Katumbi is a leading opposition politician from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is currently in exile in Europe since he was convicted of illegal property selling and sentenced to three years in prison, in absentia. He denies he did anything wrong and says he still wants to run for president at the next election in DR Congo, which is due to take place in 2017 or 2018.
In the harsh northern reaches of Canada's Ellesmere Island, elusive arctic wolves share their secrets with two patient observers. Shielded by their remote . Eagle is a common name for some members of the bird family Accipitridae; it belongs to several genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. When a young coyote named Cain is cast out by his pack, he must learn to survive in a wilderness both beautiful and treacherous. As the coyote's journey . Heimo Korth is the last man standing in 19 million acres of Alaskan wilderness. His neighbors are polar bears and caribous. Say good bye to civilization and see .
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