AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Scott Pelley

Monday, December 7th, 2009

“THE SAUDI ARABIA OF MINERALS”

Scott Pelley’s excellent report on CBS magazine program, “60 Minutes,” on the causes of the “civil” war in Eastern Congo (it’s more a multinational war), is worth sitting through. Pelley refers to Congo as the “Saudi Arabia of minerals” because of its deposits of gold, tin, copper and coltan.” More than 5 million have died