Feature - Michael Christopher Brown - Congo
Michael Christopher Brown
In the Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.), regional and western governments, as well as dozens of armed groups, engage in turf battles driven by ethnicity and funded by minerals.
The richest country in Africa, with upwards of $30 trillion of minerals in the ground, Congo will perhaps never be left alone – when there is war, the price of minerals is low – and it is in the interest of buyers to keep prices low. This is the first part of an ongoing series that will form a four-part book.