Associate Professor of French Joseph Mwantuali presented “What Would It Take to Bring an End to the Congo Holocaust?” at the 2010 Achebe African Colloquium held Dec. 3-4, in Providence, R.I. He was a member of a panel titled “Congo-Why the Resolution of the Congo Crisis Must Be Regional.” His talk was focused on three areas: truth and resolution, democracy and strategies to achieve durable peace. Mwantuali suggested that the resolution of the Congo crisis should be international as well as regional.
Organized by Brown University Professor of Africana Studies Chinua Achebe and sponsored by the University, the international colloquium focused on Rwanda, the Congo and Nigeria and the crucial issues impacting those nations and the world. Participants included politicians, government officers and scholars from around the world.