The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the world's largest reserve of cobalt, in addition to gold, diamonds, copper and many other minerals. The value of the resources in Congo has been estimated at more than US$23 trillion -- equivalent to the combined GDP of the US and the UK.
In the scramble for the riches of the Congo combined with the fallout of Cold War politics, a war broke out in 1996 that led to the deaths of five to six million people. This war in the DRC continues today.
The Real News Network interviews Kambali Musavuli, a student coordinator and national spokesman for the Friends of the Congo about America's foreign policy towards the DRC and in particular President Obama's performance with respect to the country.
Is Barack Obama, who co-sponsored a bill to deal with the crisis in Congo when he was a senator in 2006 doing enough for the people of the DRC now that he is president of America?
Find part two of this interview here: "Congo: Chaos By Design"