Meet Kambale Musavuli at a celebration of Congo Independence Day Tuesday, June 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Black Dot Cafe, 1195 Pine St., West Oakland – it’s free!
Congo strong! Kambale Musavuli (second from right) with colleagues Franklin, Amini Kajunju and Patrick Tshilenge
In this Block Report, broadcast nationwide on KPFA’s Flashpoints June 29, Kambale Musavuli, national spokesperson and student coordinator for Friends of the Congo, is interviewed by POCC Minister of Information JR. “I believe that people of good will are listening to the radio,” Kambale says. “As they hear that a mineral in their cell phones is killing millions of people in the Congo, they will do something about it.” Six million, half of them children, have already died in the resource wars raging in the Congo, the most mineral rich nation in Africa and perhaps the world.
Challenging President Obama, he says: “If Obama could pick up his Blackberry, which has in it coltan from the Congo, and call the presidents of Rwanda and Uganda,who are U.S. allies, the war in the Congo would stop today – the killing would stop.”
The interview begins 37 minutes into the show (just slide the marker along to that point).