d.r.c

There is a deplorable situation going on in the Congo as we speak.
For those who don’t know, I am Congolese, and this issue affects me personally.
A blatant violation of human rights is taking place in the Congo and the world is turning a blind eye to it.
~ The dictator that has been ruling for more than a decade now, is trying to impose a new constitution that will give him more time as ‘president of the republic’
~ This man, Joseph Kabila, has ruled and incited terror through the years, while doing nothing for the country. Many have left the home land in hopes of finding help on the outside to rid us of him.
~ Just as his reign is coming to an end, and elections are once again around the corner, he comes up with the idea to make a constitution that will keep him in this position.
~ This was unacceptable to the citizens, and they took to the streets with full support of the Congolese community on the outside.
~ But Kabila sent the military to shoot at the people. Hundreds killed (not tens). The situation is so horrible. And to keep a cap over it, the internet access for the country was shut off so there will be no documentation of what is going on.
You might be wondering why no news channel is going after this story. Congo is a land extremely blessed with rich and rare earth minerals such as, diamonds, gold, cobalt (used to make electronics like cell phone &computer), and Uranium (used to make atomic bombs). There are a lot of parties involved in the scramble to exploit these minerals. So it is in their best interest that the country is governed with corruption. Hence, their need to keep the despicable tyrant in power. Journalist are bold, but even they fear getting in the cross fire of all these nations battling to own Congo.
THERE MAY NOT BE MUCH THAT YOU CAN DO FOR THE SITUATION, BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, AND SPREAD IT AROUND TO EVERYONE THAT YOU CAN.
KEEP D.R.C. IN YOUR PRAYERS THAT GOD MIGHT GRANT US PEACE, JUSTICE, AND COMFORT ALL THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LOVED ONE.

 

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Michael Christopher Brown: D.R.C. Kivus

Artist Statement:

In the Kivu provinces, located in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potpourri of armed groups and governments have used conflict minerals to help fund the warfare, atrocities and repression that have afflicted the area for more than a century.

The electronics industry is one of the main destinations for these minerals, which include tourmaline, cassiterite and coltan. They are used to make critical components of mobile phones, laptops and other gadgets.

The effects of this mineral trade on every person’s life—even the lives of people who aren’t working at the mines—are palpable. […]The causes of problems in Congo are far more complex then this one association. But I’d like people to pause when they look at these photographs, taking time to think about where the material for modern technology comes from—and what lives are affected before they get into the phones in our hands.



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D.R.C | Remember You (Remix) D.R.C is an up and coming artist originally from Houston, TX. Check out his new song “Remember You” (Remix) featuring The Weeknd off of his Sky ScraperEP. The EP dropped December 15th.