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  • Katanga: The Untold Story (How Africa was Lost, A Case in Point)

    04/07/2008 6:43:18 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 17 replies · 104+ views
    Excellent Video: Think of the Katangese as Israel, and Patrice Lumumba and the Central Congolese government as the PLO/PA/HAMAS. The UN, of course, plays the same role as bring about a world government dominated by socialists and communists. Description: UN troops wage an unprovoked war against anti-communist Katanga in 1960 and 1962. The last bastion of the free market in the Congo was decimated by UN forces in 1963 to bring it under Congolese communist control. If you don't want to watch the entire thing (an early 1960's documentary), fast forward to the end where Katanga's ill-fated and heroic...
  • As alternatives to the NHS are considered...Dalrymple thinks Zairean Model -

    11/19/2006 12:43:42 PM PST · by UnklGene · 4 replies · 531+ views
    Social Affairs Unit ^ | May 5, 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple
    As alternatives to the NHS are considered, which model of healthcare will Britain adopt? The French, the Swiss, the German or the American? Theodore Dalrymple thinks it might well be the Zairean - Theodore Dalrymple May 3, 2006 The Zairean model of healthcare as pioneered by Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko is gradually being adopted in Britain - or so argues Theodore Dalrymple. This model is a simple one - the rulers receive the best healthcare money can buy, the mass of the populace get an aspirin if they are lucky. In Britain, the mass of the populace will do rather...
  • Liberalization of the Artisanal Diamond Sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    01/01/2003 5:29:39 AM PST · by Études africaines · 2 replies · 495+ views
    Institut National de gemmologie à Paris Journal | December 2002 | Historian/Staff Writer
    Artisanal mining was not illegal in the DRC prior to the 1980s, but diamonds could only be sold within the mining zone, or in adjacent villages. It was illegal to sell diamonds in Kinshasa and in the main urban areas in the Kasai provinces, although this was not fully respected. Corrupt officials allowed a limited trade to exist, but government attitudes vacillated and harsh measures were taken intermittently to purge the diamond fields of prospectors, especially in areas around or within the concession of La Société Minière de Bakwanga (MIBA), the diamond mining parastatal. MIBA provided the bulk of Zaire’s...