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Gold, Coltan & Diamonds: Pillaging in the Congo

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Consul, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 1 comment

Modern companies have been largely free to act with impunity in conflict regions. The widespread exploitation of Congo’s resources has financed conflicts in the Congo since the late 18th century and continues to finance the current civil war in the Congo, which has claimed more than 5 million lives.

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Rape as a Weapon of War in Congo

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Consul, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 0 comments

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All Roads Lead to Kigali

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Consul, Human Rights, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

On November 7, the M23 militia, one of the many armed groups that have been ravaging eastern Congo over the last two decades, surrendered to the Ugandan government. Though the DRC and the UN mission in the Congo can briefly celebrate the defeat of a group which captured the city of Goma last year, it is clear that none of the causes of two decades of war in the region have been addressed. All of the conflicts in the Great Lakes region of Africa can be traced back to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and the massive demographic and political shifts that came in its aftermath.

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No More Feeling the Stones

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Blog, Consul | 0 comments

What are the real implications behind China’s Third Party Plenum Resolution? Read more to find out.

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From military to economic war: The Graphene Patent War heralds a new era of power struggle in international politics

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, Consul | 0 comments

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The Obama Doctrine

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Blog, Consul, World Affairs & Politics | 1 comment

Is there really an Obama Doctrine? Read on to find out!

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