Democratic Republic of Congo

A short history of colonialism in Congo, 1885-1997

A missionary with a child whose hand had been severed

A very short overview of Belgian, and latterly US, imperialism in Congo, written by Marty Jezer in 2001.

How British Corporations are Fuelling War in the Congo: Robert Miller

A lengthy and in depth report into the role played by corporations based in UK in the bloody conflicts in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Looting of the Congo: Colette Braekman

Article on the cause and human costs of the second Congo War (1998-2003) a civil war that involved multiple armed groups, most backed by large mining concerns and foreign powers and was fought over access rights to the DRCs vast mineral deposits. Declared the bloodiest conflict in modern African history.

Views and Comments No. 49 (Spring 1965)

The No. 49 (Spring 1965) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

South Africa's war in the DRC: Has Rhodes passed on the baton?

At a time when struggles are being waged to remove colonial and apartheid era statues, like those of the imperialist Rhodes, in South Africa; and xenophobic attacks have been happening in the county, the South African ruling class announced the continuation of the own imperialist war in the DRC. This article looks at this war and the role of South Africa's ruling class in the DRC.

The politics of genocide - Edward Herman and David Peterson

Herman and Peterson review the Western media's response to several different bloodbaths and criticize how the characterization, language, and ultimately policy responses are shaped by the narratives drafted in support of U.S. client states and agents. We do not necessarily agree with all of it but reproduce it for reference.

Worldwide protests against Congolese election corruption

There have been worldwide protests against election corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but with very little media coverage. Yesterday 300 Congolese protesters clashed with police outside David Cameron's house. Tonight they have forced the emergency shut down of a railway station in London. Why is media coverage minimal?

The war in DR Congo: behind the slaughter and looting stand imperialist interests - IBRP

Article from 2008, looking at the interests of various factions involved in the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo: civil servants launch week-long strike

The strike was launched on Monday in protest at government failure to implement a new payscale.

Congo: journalists attacked by police

A meeting of 100 journalists in Mbuji-Mayi was broken up by police on May 31st