The Pictures’ descriptions are listed from top to bottom, and include background information relating to each topic. DRC is an acronym for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Many acronyms will not correspond to the word order of the actual group or organization titles, this is because their true titles are in French.
A doctrine of Hutu superiority known as Hutu Power contributed to the Congo Crisis. The Hutu wanted vengeance. Most notably to us in the comfortable West, this materialized in mass rape and killings during the Rwandan and Ugandan genocides as well as Hutus taking power and reducing any Tutsis in office to nothing. In the DRC, once Mobutu (sanctioned by the CIA and British MI6) took power from an executed Lumumba, Mobutu further separated the tribes’ supposed differences. He forced the ethnicity of your heritage to be displayed on your identification, and preferred Hutu cabinet members in his corrupt office.
By the 1970s, the roles of the two tribes had switched. The Tutsis were eaten alive by rebel groups in Ituri, Kivu, and Kisangani, they were killed for sport like the pygmy in the Congo Basin, and they were reduced to sub-human creatures in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Nkunda formed his own rebel group to fight for the Tutsis in the eastern Congo. He currently fights against the infamously incompetent DRC army and the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a Hutu Power rebel group in Rwanda.
To his left, a soldier wields an AKM or AK-47 with a GP-30 40mm grenade launcher fastened to the barrel. To his right, a soldier sports a probably Khyber-Pass AK, with a strangely extended barrel reminiscent of the Norinco Type 81… but only slightly.
The Second Congo War and its extended conflicts in Kivu, Ituri, and the M23 movement have accounted for more death than any other human conflict second only to World War II. The minerals and materials used to make the computers and smart phones you are certainly reading this from are acquired by rebel groups selling them cheaply to trading companies that release them onto the legitimate market. The rebels go through the Kivu region, murdering and raping millions of pygmy tribes and scorching their villages to mine the minerals underneath. They employ slave labor to aid in the process, risking the last pygmy tribes left alive after Belgians massacred the “sub-human” “novelties”. Of all the electronic companies responsible for the propagation of this horrific atrocity, Apple is the worst culprit. Whereas most companies consciously research the source of the minerals they us, Apple has no such plan and makes no effort to filter where exactly they get the materials to make their electronics in sweatshops in Taiwan and China.