This week, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Union and Rwanda on sustainable value chains for raw materials sparked a lively debate against the backdrop of tensions between the DRC and Rwanda.

To find out more, ACTUALITE.CD interviewed Christoph Vogel, who was a member of the UN Group of Experts on the DRC in 2016 and 2017. A teacher-researcher, since 2008 he has specialized in understanding conflict dynamics in Central Africa. He is the author of “Conflict Minerals Inc – War, Profit and White Saviourism in Eastern Congo (Oxford University Press, 2022)”, a French translation of which will be published in April 2024.

Read the full interview