‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR OCTOBER 21, 2016: Ten Million Dead and Counting in the Congo…The Clinton Foundation’s Role in Haiti and Africa…Headlines on Flint, DAPL and Black Lives Matter



This week marks the 20th anniversary of the 1996 invasion of the Congo by soldiers and mercenaries from Rwanda and Uganda, many of whom were war criminals exported from the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. Since then, up to ten million Congolese people has been murdered in their mineral-rich homeland where it is estimated that $27 trillion dollars worth of gold, diamonds, copper, cobalt, uranium, tin and coltan is under the ground. Coltan is used for our mobile phones, tablets, laptops, flatscreen TVs and other electronics. In addition to these mass killings, up to a million women, girls, boys and some men have survived rape and other forms of sexualized brutality that have maimed or sterilized them for life. This is also Congo Week, an international action designed to draw urgent attention to this genocide in the Congo. We speak with Maurice Carney, executive director of Friends of the Congo AND an organizer for Congo Week and author and activist Gerald Horne. Photo from www.Telema.org, the organization of Congo youth fighting for justice.

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