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Sundays at 10:30 AM ET on MHz Worldview

The World's Most Savage War

Feb 12, 2007 to Feb 18, 2007

John Katunga, former Acting Executive Director of the Nairobi Peace Initiative and OSI Africa Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center

 

The wars of Africa often contain a strong element of economic exploitation hidden within the currents of political and ethnic rivalry. The Democratic Republic of Congo has been an historic example of this phenomenon. Once ravaged for rubber and copper, the country is now devastated by conflicts over control of Coltan -– a mineral essential to mobile telephones and other devices. John Katunga explains how an unholy alliance of domestic combatants and international interest conspire to foment a brutal war that hinders the country's stability and progress.

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