24 Jan 2009
Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo contends that corporate interests drive all decision-making in Congo. Quoting from research conducted by the International Rescue Committee and NGO Global Witness, Carney names American and Canadian companies involved in the plunder of Congo. The IMF and World Bank are also implicated in reports that reveal how their conditional loans further exacerbate the conflict and the suffering of the Congolese people.
Nita Evele of Congo Global Action sheds light on the extent of the suffering of the Congolese people. Entire villages are moved from land sold to mining companies and worse still, if rivers run through the land, people lose access to water.