Never again! These 21st-century conflicts cost Africa millions of lives

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola Nov 8, 2019 at 08:00am

November 08, 2019 at 08:00 am | Opinions & Features

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

November 08, 2019 at 08:00 am | Opinions & Features

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Second Congo War – 1998 – 2003

With over 5.4 million deaths in 2008, the second Congo war was declared the second deadliest after World War II. It began in 1998, however, stretched into 2003.

The Second Congo War was convoluted, involving special interests from nine different African countries and 20 separate armed groups.

Many consider these groups’ competing desires to control the exploitation of mineral deposits around the resource-rich Great Lakes region as a major reason for the Congo war.

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