Since 1996, 6 million lives have been claimed in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each month 45, 000 people continue to die due to the conflict over minerals. The international community is systematically looting Congo's wealth. Would you keep silent if this was happening in your country?
Minerals such as gold, tin, tungsten, tantalum, copper and cobalt are mined from the Congo are found in consumer’s everyday electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers, cameras and rockets. These minerals are therefore central to the technology that drives our business and communications infrastructure.
Armed rebel groups in the eastern Congo control these mines and earn millions of pounds each year by using tactics such as rape and torture to destroy communities and enslave people in mines. Students Taking Action on Congo represent a community of people at the University of Warwick who are breaking the silence about the Congolese genocide and are taking action to help end the conflict.
President - Dikivitila Fundu
Secretary - Constance Wasserman
Outreach Officer - James Arnold
Liaison's officer - Lenil Mfuri
Treasurer - Dolapo Ososanya
Researcher- Ayo Faleye
Publicist Officer - Kei-retta Farrell
Charities coordinator - Lindiwe Sibande