Suffering In The Congo ‘Seems To Be Anonymous’ : NPR

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Just to put this in context: “During the past 15 years, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been ravaged by a series of wars that have left more than 5 million people dead and at least 2 million more displaced.”

If R2P really mattered, there would be a concerted effort to intervene and stem the violence in the DRC. Romeo Dalliare defied orders and saved thousands of lives in Rwanda in 1994 simply by negotiating and putting up a buffer force.

Or, one can casually dismiss this conflict as not being in a government’s interests. Worse yet, we can be ambivalent or ignorant at the human suffering on par with that of Europe in the early 20th century that happens on central Africa every single day.

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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