Rwanda is backing rebel groups like M23, Nasco, and Ntaganda. They say in the article that America is doing nothing to stop the war in the congo because they are American allies with the neighboring country of Rwanda. The Countries leader is also friends with American politicians. Like Bill Clinton, who once called him, "One of the greatest leaders of our time." This article was made by Al Jazeera.
The USA established diplomatic relations with the Congo after they claimed their independence from Belgium. The United States foreign assistance to the DRC supports the country's long-term transition to more effective and empowering development. The US exports to the DRC include pharmaceutical products, poultry, machinery, and wheat. The top US import from the DRC is copper, and second being oil.
DR Congo says it wants to redraw the boundaries of Virunga National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site, to allow for oil exploration. They also say that they need more soldiers to protect the areas of the rebels. Conversesnists and human rights organizations both criticized the government for giving up and oil exploration permits around Lake Edward in 2010. This article was made by Maud Jullien.
Democratic Republic of Congo wants to open up Virunga national park to oil exploration. The prime minister of the DRC said that his government was trying to find ways to open the national park and was planning on talking to UN services for "judiciously wealth." Soco stated that it will not be part of the discussions between the UN body and the government. The Prime Minister, Augustin Matata Ponyo, said, “Soco had brought the issue of the boundary to the government’s attention.” This article was made by Melanie Gouby, one of the journalists in the documentary Virunga.