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The role of the United States in the Congo genocide

November 14, 2011

Between 6 to 9 million people have being massacred in Congo and Rwanda in the past two decades.

Millions more have been raped, tortured and displaced from their lands so that private corporations can extract highly demanded natural resources.

This is the result of wars promoted by interest groups and corporations of the United States and Europe mostly. You will not hear this in the U.S. media.

A Greenpeace activist protesting on November 7, 2011 to denounce the Danzer German wood producing group’s alleged involvement in the violence against the Yalisika community of Bosanga in Republic Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo Getty Images.

The U.S. House of Representatives held an informative briefing on March 04, 2011 about the ongoing war in Congoand the recently released U.N. Mapping Exercise Report, which maps and documents “the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed with the territory of the DRC between March 1993 and June 2003.” I interviewed some attendants after the hearing:

Appearing in this video:

Human rights activist Emira Woods of the Institute for Policy StudiesJaques Bahatiof Africa Faith & Justice Network, Congolese activist Kambale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo, and war survivor Claude Gatebuke of the African Great Lakes Action Network.

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