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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...
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.
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
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 biodiversity of the Congo rainforests is unique. The forests are home to more than 400 mammal species, more than 1,000 bird species, and at least 10,000 plant species. But in the savannas the formerly rich fauna is almost extinct. Now the WWF is sending biologists there to find out just how much biomass and biodiversity still exists in the Congo basin. More Global 3000: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
Decades of war has taken its toll on the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as has hunting and farming. A WWF project based near Lake Tumba is designed to limit further damage. Top of the agenda is protecting the local bonobo population. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
Los bosques de la cuenca de la RDC están prácticamente baldíos. El motivo: la gente pasa hambre y caza todo lo que encuentra. Muchas especies ya desaparecieron.
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.
The climate of central Africa is determined in the seemingly endless forests of the Congo Basin. The region in the heart of Africa has been called the earth's second-largest green lung, after the Amazon. Sangha Trinational is a joint conservation and park complex monitored by Cameroon, the Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo. It's an attempt to preserve as much nature as possible for both humans and animals. Patrols pursue poachers and protect tree stocks. There are also plans to extend the infrastructure for sustainable tourism. Global 3000 home page: http://www.dw.de/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
En el Congo, el comercio ilegal con codiciados minerales ayuda a financiar las milicias rebeldes. El Parlamento Europeo exigirá que los importadores transparenten toda la cadena de producción.