Join the Consciencism Study Class this Saturday, February 24th from 7 PM to 9 PM GMT for a crucial conversation on the Resource War in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Together, we will delve into:

  • The complex history and ongoing conflict fueled by the exploitation of the DRC’s rich mineral resources like cobalt, copper, and diamonds.
  • The devastating human cost of the war, including widespread poverty, displacement, and human rights violations.
  • Potential pathways towards ending the conflict and achieving justice, including exploring the role of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Here’s a snapshot of the DRC’s situation:

  • Land Mass: 2nd largest in Africa, 11th largest in the world.
  • Population: 95.5 million, most populous French-speaking country.
  • Widespread poverty and inequality: 63.4% poverty rate, 42.2% unemployment.
  • Rich in minerals: Holds over 60% of global cobalt reserves, significant copper, diamonds, and gold.

Key players involved:

  • Directly: China, Belgium, South Africa, United States, Canada.
  • Indirectly: Switzerland, UAE, Singapore, European Union.

Your voice matters!

Join us for this critical discussion and share your insights on:

  • The root causes of the conflict and its impact on the people of the DRC.
  • The role of international actors and potential solutions to end the war.
  • How Pan-Africanism can contribute to achieving justice and sustainable development in the DRC.

Let’s stand in solidarity with the people of the DRC and work towards liberated,united and developed Afrika!

Class Link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86362241200?pwd=RDhZRHhGcGVWRDNjam5ROFhtWSs0dz09

Additional Resources:

World Bank:

https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/drc

CIA World Factbook:

https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/congo-democratic-republic-of-the/