How the World Runs on Looting the Congo

Every drone flown by the US military has inside it a piece of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) — a valuable mineral, of which the DRC has trillions of dollars worth buried underground.

For five centuries, the continent of Africa has been ravaged by the world’s empires for its vast untapped treasure. Today, the US Empire is increasing its military role through their massive command network, AFRICOM, carrying out several missions a day.

With the Congo being arguably the biggest prize for imperialist powers, Abby Martin is joined by Kambale Musavuli, spokesperson for Friends of the Congo, to look at the US Empire’s role in their history and current catastrophe.