By Christopher Dixon '12From the time of Leopold II to the turn of the century, the Congo has been ruled ruthlessly by self serving autocrats. Resources in the region are vital to today's global economy but have been the cause of conflict for the past 125 years. Proxy militia groups now divide and terrorize the Congolese people and weaken the DRC's government. This podcast gives a brief insight in to the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the issues the country faces today.In fall 2008, members of the Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies course at Colgate University embarked on a collaborative project to understand and interrogate 20th century histories of war and violence, as well as its resolutions. As part of this endeavor, students and faculty analyze and disseminate information about marginalized conflicts.References: http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/peace-and-conflict-studies/podcast-serieshttp://www.colgate.edu/pconIf you like what you see, subscribe to our channel.Colgate University (http://colgate.edu) is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence, interdisciplinary inquiry, and increasing student digital IQ. Colgate is located on a beautiful 515 acre campus in upstate New York, and takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.