While many in the West campaign against the Iraq invasion, some of us are guilty of forgetting far greater travesties:
“The civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 3.9 million lives, according to a study.
“It says starvation and disease caused by a conflict, which began in 1998, were by far the greatest killers.”
These kinds of figures certainly cause me to reflect on my own priorities as a journalist and activist. Highlighting transgressions of imperial powers is a key component of responsible reporting, though Africa should more prominently feature in our consciousness.