This month, the Congo is celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. But despite vast mineral wealth, the years have not been easy for the Congolese. We find out what lessons Afghanistan can learn about mineral wealth from the Congolese.


  • Todd Moss Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Robert Hormats Undersecretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, US State Department

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

After Paris Attacks, A Rise in Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Tuesday, Nov 24 2015Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, there's been a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiment here in the U.S., from posturing presidential candidates to everyday interactions between citizens.We discuss the current atmosphere for Muslim-Americans, and what it means for the future.

Terror Strikes West Africa

Monday, Nov 23 2015Gunmen launched an attack in Mali's capital on Friday. We explore the conditions that continue to fuel extremism in West Africa and the challenges of combating them.