Congo and Libya: Interesting comparisons

An interesting piece published today examines France’s involvement in the ongoing conflict in Libya as a comparison to its 2003 operations in the Congo. The point of view is undoubtedly cynical (the author believes that France’s intervention in the current conflict is based on Libya’s oil reserves much like its Congo involvement was based around Uranium reserves), but it raises some interesting questions regarding the Congo’s place in world politics, particularly the value of its resources to world powers.

France's Defense Minister Gerard Longuet

France's Defense Minister Gerard Longuet

At CLI, the idea is to equip the Congo’s leaders to use these vast resources effectively to advance the welfare of the Congo, regardless of first world interests. By training young leaders, this dream becomes possible.

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