DR Congo: Cursed by its natural wealth

I read this article on the BBC News website last night and it was quite shocking.

Congo had a sophisticated civilisation until the 15th/16th centuries when it started being exploited and has since been sent to dark places while other nations benefit from its resources.

I didn't know that so much of the weaponry used by the allies in WW2 had components that were take from Congo, or the level of interference the population had suffered.

A very good read.


The Democratic Republic of Congo is potentially one of the richest countries on earth, but colonialism, slavery and corruption have turned it into one of the poorest, writes historian Dan Snow.

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