U.S. Policy and Ending the War in Eastern Congo
The Wilson Center's Africa Program, on June 25, 2009 hosted John Prendergast, co-Founder of the Enough Project, in a policy discussion on US Policy and the war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. After a recent trip to the North and South Kivu regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo accompanied by a "60 Minutes" crew, Prendergast discussed the nexus between the electronic industry's demand for Congo's conflict minerals, the military offensive against the Rwandan FDLR, and an uptick in violence against civilians in Eastern Congo. He addressed causes and remedies as well as the politics of peace-making in the DRC, including US policy options to engage with the region.
A full summary will be posted shortly.