So, the food gets transported from other countries the food prices increases every day. Many people in the country are poverty that means that they can’t buy enough food to feed themselves because it is too expensive. The second hungriest country in the world is Haiti. Some problem it faces that leads to hunger is 80 percent of people live in poverty. Most of their natural resources were destroyed by hurricanes, floods, and tropical storms.
These statistics are slightly higher in rural as oppose... ... middle of paper ... ...line were ruined. Transportation costs are very high which seriously hampers small producers’ access to markets. At the height of the conflict, about one third of the country's people were displaced. The chronic financial crisis became severe and the economy was close to collapsing. Poverty became deeper in the rural areas of the Congo where poor people are now powerless, vulnerable and isolated.
The history of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been turbulent; one of civil war and corruption that became severe after the country gained independence in 1960 (BBC, 2014). After claiming independence, the country encountered a rebellious army a... ... middle of paper ... ...in the Congo is surely in violation of this principle considering many men and women were subject to degrading forms of torture, the most obvious being rape. The worries are varying but clear, while the solutions are difficult to define. Elephants and gorillas are being poached for food, hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes, and tens of thousands have died (Fisher & Onishi, 2000). An economy that is already struggling and suffering just as much as a countries people is now dying (Fisher & Onishi, 2000).
The recent Civil War in Congo has been a bloody flight, causing more then 3.3 million deaths in just 4 short years.1 Various rebel and ethnic groups have have been involved in the violence, fighting over Congo's rich natural resources or engaged in a bitter ethnic war. With so many opposing factions, it has made reaching a solution difficult. While a rough peace treaty has been established, sporadic fighting pops up in the country everyday. The people of Congo are being pushed farther into poverty and starvation can't handle the fighting for very much longer. I propose that the solution to the post-Civil War violence in Congo is to rid the country of all foreign nations and their problems, namely the Rwandans, and to get combatants inside of the country to hold a summit and find a peaceful and fair resolution to the problem, with a superpower like the United States acting as host and mediator.
A blood diamond, or a conflict diamond is a diamond that is mined in a place of conflict. These precious stones are used to finance a rebellion, and have several other detrimental causes to their country. In many African countries, blood diamonds are a major problem; Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivorie, and Angola have all had civil wars in which control of the diamond trade was the main cause. This research paper is based on the problems that blood diamonds bring to Sierra Leone; the uprising of the RUF and civil war that tarnished the government and economy and allowed human rights to be violated. Blood diamonds, the civil war and the RUF were the reasons for the collapse of the Sierra Leone government.
Why Is There a Need for Development In Africa? Since the dawn of the colonial era, the African continent has experienced numerous hardships on the pathway to economic and human development. High levels of poverty, disease, and inequality coupled with low levels of human development, education, and infrastructure has long gripped the continent and has stifled growth efforts (Gorton). An example of this extreme poverty lies in the African country of Uganda, where nearly 80% of its citizens could not afford food in 2012 (“Many in Developing Nations Struggle to Afford Food”). In addition, the quantity of hungry people in Africa grew from 1990-2012 from 175 million to 239 million, with one in four people facing undernourishment or various symptoms of starvation (“2013 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service”).
In addition to this, weapons, disease, and harsh mistreatment have poured into Darfur resulting in more than three hundred thousand deaths. Through constant warfare and harsh mistreatment the Sudanese government has violated the human rights of African men, women and children. Thus making the Sudanese/ Darfur Genocide one of the deadliest civil wars in history. Behind this humanitarian catastrophe are three main factors: one in the early twentieth century, the next in the 1950s and 1960s, and the last near the end of that century. Particularly, Darfur was once a string of powerful African trading empires including both the Mali and Songhai empir... ... middle of paper ... ...wever they still face innumerable problems.
I am going to tell you about the Congo, how the first war of the Congo began, who is Laurent-Desire Kabila how the second war of the DRC came about and how it affected the people of the DRC. The war was stimulated by the operation of the security dilemma and the formation of a large and complex network of alliances that resulted from this security dilemma. (add reference) The Congo is a country that has the most natural resources in the world which is cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, hydropower and timber. Nearly one-half of the population is less than the age of 15 years of age, with some three-fourths under the age 30 with a small fraction of the population is 60 or older. With the limited medical care by the state, along with poverty, violence, and disease it has limited life expectancy, which for both men and women is far below the world average.
Introduction This is a tale of horror and tragedy in the Congo, beginning with the brutal and exploitative regime of King Leopold II of Belgium, and culminating with the downfall of one of Africa’s most influential figures, Patrice Lumumba. The Congo is but one example of the greater phenomenon of European occupation of Africa. The legacy of this period gives rise to persistent problems in the Congo and throughout Africa. Understanding the roots and causes of this event, as focused through the lense of the Congo, is the subject of this paper. Primarily this paper will investigate the massacre of more than 10 million the Congolese by Leopold from 1885 and 1908.
From there, he founded/sole owner of the Congo Free State. During his reign millions of Congolese were tortured and killed while supplying Leopold II with valuable resources. Leopold II was a king that demanded to grow his own wealth. With this ambition, he went on to make an attempt to build his fortune by using central Africa as a centerpiece to grow the wealth he wanted. Leopold II had a strong thirst for making Belgian a colonial power.