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Exploitation of conflict minerals has been credited to be one of...

Exploitation of conflict minerals has been credited to be one of the triggers of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)(Greene and Sentogo 2019). Western MNCs are main actors in the exploitation of the wealth of the DRC. Corruption is not just African, it is Western as well. As such, the atrocities prevention mechanisms in place in the Great Lakes Region supported by same Western actors have no real chance of success until the root causes of the conflict are tackled.Former African Union Ambassador-Arikana Chihombori-Quao addresses the problem of corruption and neo-colonialism in the DRC and Africa.