i think thats probably possible - another potential way to personally act is to attempt to educate folks about coltan and its impact on africans in drc. far too long ini have let others 'articulate' our struggles to the world. as much contempt i have for motivations of the ben afflecks/jolies/simmons of the world - i have the same contempt for those that are 'aware' of the historical/economic context of african crises who remain silent and do nothing
this is a very timely piece. the idea of an african corps of relief professionals is needed - there are few diasporans however that are willing and or able to get down in the trenches and put in work.
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