Ohio University has recently become a conflict-free campus reports a student representative from OU Stand Against Genocide.
The civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been a resource-driven conflict over the last two decades. The people of Congo have been terminally faced with a lack of necessary resources like coal, oil, and water when rebel militias took control of most of the country’s resources. Oil strikes are prevalent throughout the nation, and many other countries, including the United States, have been dealing with companies and resources that have roots in these violent armies across Africa. Oil industries have estimated that the Congo has over four billion gallons of untapped oil, but the strikes have made it virtually impossible to safely drill and collect this precious resource. However, many oil corporation have decided to turn the other cheek at this remarkable violence and siphon oil and other resources into other countries.