African-Americans make case for resettlement to Liberia

An African-American group, the New African Development Trust (NADT), is reportedly lobbying the US Congress, among other actions, for the resettlement of African-Americans, mostly prisoners, to Liberia.    Below is the group’s position statement:    Introduction House Resolution 1242 commemorates the 400th anniversary  of the arrival  of 20 African indenture servants in the United States of […]

The unrealized oil promise of DR Congo

It is no secret that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mining industry is of vital importance in answering the country’s and the world’s mineral needs. Today, copper, cobalt and other byproducts represent the backbone of the DRC’s economic structure at about 85% of its exports. That has been the case for many years, through […]