How Come All You White People Have All the Cargo? The Case of the Congo

This is the question that one of the tribesman in Africa asked Jared Diamond that led Diamond to write “Guns Germs and Steel”. Diamond’s answer was the uneven distribution of plants and animals between the Old World and the New World. But if the Congo was part of the Old World and is rich in mineral resources, why is it one of the poorest countries in the world? The answer, of course is imperialism and AFRICOM.

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