There are plenty of issues in the context of African countries that have not been resolved over the years. Even though they might have various causes, there is one similarity between them: all these conflicts are somehow connected to the fight for power in resource-limited settings. Therefore, the most critical problems of Africa are the ones of Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The perceptions of these African conflicts among European countries and in the United States differ from reality as people tend to believe they are internal problems of local tribes. However, the experience of these countries demonstrates the depth of such misconception and, therefore, the necessity to develop a media campaign designed to increase awareness of the true nature of such issues. Thus, for example, people should stop considering the horrific genocide in Rwanda as an ancient conflict of tribes and understand that it was the way for a group of people to strengthen their power and authority.
The reason for conflicts in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo is, in turn, conditional upon the availability of mineral resources, which can be useful for other countries. This circumstance allowed the governments to close their eyes to the numbers of casualties resulting from military conflicts and the lack of support from the neighboring countries. Therefore, they should stop exploiting Africa, meanwhile ignoring the lives lost.
Considering the similar nature of the African military conflicts, I would spend money on media campaigns to demonstrate the real situation there. The more people become concerned about the issues, the more difficult it will be for the governments to keep the same policies. Moreover, I would find another source of minerals for them, so that such exploitation does not promote military conflicts in the territories of African countries.