The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the world's most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets, but the DRC still remains one of the poorest countries in the world. For Bernard Kalume Buleri, fixer and musician, his country's history of turmoil is very personal; like most Congolese people, he and his family fell victim to the unending mineral based power struggle. Born in the year of his country's independence, he has lived through war and seen his homeland torn apart by violent looting and greed. His story is a damning testament, illustrating how nature's bounty, instead of being a blessing, becomes a deadly curse.