Abby Martin: The Military Feeds on Congo’s Natural Resources

Congo resource wars

Image by Natasha Mayers via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English  on Apr 11, 2016

Every drone flown by the U.S. military has inside a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo–a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried underground.

For five centuries, the continent of Africa has been ravaged by the world’s Empires for its vast untapped treasure. Today, the U.S. Empire is increasing it’s military role through their massive command network, AFRICOM, carrying out several missions a day.

With the Congo being arguably the biggest prize for imperialist powers, Abby Martin is joined by Kambale Musavuli, spokesperson for Friends of the Congo, to look at Empire’s role in their history and current catastrophe.

from the archives:

Africa’s Bad Omen of World War by Finian Cunningham

Division and Injustice: Worldwide Inequality by Graham Peebles

The real invasion of Africa is not news and a licence to lie is Hollywood’s gift by John Pilger

Wealth and politics in Congo

The Destabilization of Congo

Plundering the Congo

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