‘The people are poor while the land is rich in minerals. We have to ask why.’

Lay of the land: Elizabeth Coleman on Quaker Congo Partnership

' Inspired by Black Lives Matter, we have decided to campaign on the issue of conflict minerals.' | Photo: by Kurious on needpix.com.

The history of Congo is one of suffering, from the horrors of colonialism to the rule of Joseph Kabila. Now there is a new president, Félix Tshisekedi, but those who defend the status quo are still very powerful and progress is agonisingly slow.

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