Peace Talks 5: Congolese prospects

Congolese prospects: Land and minerals - resources for peace?

The Democratic Republic of Congo is rich in natural resources and the object of intense international attention. Against the background of the M23 uprising last year, and with renewed clashes tainting the recent peace agreement, where does it stand now on the spectrum of peace and war? Can the enormous economic potential fuel a peaceful future for the whole region? Exploring these questions are:

Prof James Fairhead, Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Maria Lange, DRC Country Manager, International Alert
Alex Mvuka Ntung, Director, Expert Advisory and Research Services
Vava Tampa, Chairman, Save the Congo
Dan Smith (Chair), Secretary General, International Alert