The hidden war

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.

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