Kivu

In the Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (D.R.C.), regional and western governments, along with and aided by dozens of armed groups, have engaged in turf battles for decades, often driven by ethnicity and funded by minerals. The richest country in Africa, with upwards of $30 trillion of minerals in the ground, Congo will perhaps never be left alone – when there is war, the price of minerals is low – to develop as an independent, democratic nation. A sample of phone camera images exploring the nature of conflict in the Kivus.
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