DEC Appeal – Congo


We applaud the Disasters Emergency Committee launching an appeal for funds and aid  to go to the long suffering people of the “Democratic Republic of Congo” but we fear constant war and instability will go on and on as elsewhere in Africa.  This means our TV screens will continue to show images of suffering for some time to come. New ways of dealing with these crises need to be found;  we need to punish the companies involved in extracting minerals from the Congo for it is they who are a root cause of political instability.  We need to know what exactly is the “Democratic Republic of Congo” what is the nature of its government; some ministers no doubt live in luxury and its soldiers are terrorizing citizens. The “DRC” is too large it needs breaking up; some territory could be ceeded to Rwanda and Uganda and several smaller states could be created. 

We would suggest that the National Lottery set up a game that could help to raise cash for the DEC’s campaigns and perhaps a proportion of prize money could be added to donations.

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