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Conflict in Congo

What Is the Main Cause of the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Quora | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John Prendergast, Activist. Author. Enough Project & Satellite Sentinel Project Co-Founder. Sp...

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

Making a Future for the Children of the DRC

Arsene Tungali | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Arsene Tungali

I have witnessed so many abuses committed on children by their parents, their family members, their communities, and yet the world remains calm and not reactive.

Everest: Summit, at What Cost?

Georgina Miranda | Posted 09.11.2011 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

After three hours of restless sleep, I rose at 3 am to pack up my gear, test my oxygen mask, and start the ascent to the South Col (26,000 ft.), the fourth and final camp before the summit of Everest.

Women Key to Successful Peace & Security

Stephenie Foster | Posted 06.29.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

The U.S. government, as well as other international actors must continue to ensure that more women are involved, whether at the peace table or building new societies.

When You Hear the Word "Congo," Naturally You Think "Fun for Children"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Disgrasian

2011-02-10-costcocongo.gifFor a limited time only, we can go to the Congo for $799.99!

A Wake-Up Call From The Depths Of The Congo

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

Sadly, except for a few outspoken individuals, Christians in the U.S. haven't said much about the Congo, even though most of those suffering and dying there are fellow Christians.

Blood Gadgetry -- Why I am Going to the Congo

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iara Lee

As consumers of all manner of gadgets, we are the beneficiaries of the Congo's violence -- each of us can and must stand in solidarity with the Congolese people.

Niotan, US Company, Helps Fuel Congo War, Charges UN Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Joe Lauria UNITED NATIONS -- A Nevada-based company's purchase of minerals looted from eastern Congo is helping to finance a decade-long war tha...

UN Criticized For Part In Congo Offensive

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

United Nations peacekeepers have been criticised for supporting a government military offensive in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten: The New Blood Diamonds

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Rebel groups are funded by profits from mining activities, and by unwitting American consumers who purchase electronics using minerals sourced from mines in eastern DRC.

Meeting with Hillary in the Congo

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

I'm supposed to be attending a meeting with the US Secretary of State Clinton, who flew into Congo last night. She's here to meet victims of sexual violence from the conflict in the east of the country.

"Cheka Kidogo": Congolese Fashion Exhibition Aims To Raise Awareness Of Continued Violence

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Fashion photographer Rankin has joined forces with aid agency Oxfam to put together a unique selection of portraits from Congo's war-zone: The exhibit...

The Next Catastrophe in the Congo

Colin Thomas-Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Colin Thomas-Jensen

The U.N. will undermine its already limited credibility with frustrated Congolese civilians if this offensive against the FDLR goes ahead as planned.

Oxfam : New UN-backed Military Operation in the DRC Likely to Cause Widespread Suffering

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

The international agency urged all major donor countries to give sufficient attention to the humanitarian crisis, which has been raging since January.

Mass Rape And Violence In Congo Over Past Two Months: Human Rights Watch

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — At least 90 women have been raped and 180 villagers killed over the past two months by rebels as well as government forces in v...

Congo Violence Fueled By Common Material In Cell Phones, Laptops

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

Coltan, when refined, is used in many common electronic devices. But Congolese miners have been killed, and women raped, during the 11-year war over the valuable mineral deposits.

'Congo Chic': A Hint Of Glamour In The Shadow Of War (VIDEO)

Global Post | Finbarr O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EASTERN CONGO -- The Democratic Republic of Congo is notorious for its war, brutality and misery. Less known is the beauty and humanity that still s...

All Together New

Sean Carasso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sean Carasso

Originally I went to Africa to put shoes on kids' feet. Then I walked into the chaos of Congo. Strange circumstances led me to her doorstop, but there I stood ready to see what she might show my western eyes.

Congo Massacre Kills 150, Despite Nearby Support

New York Times | LYDIA POLGREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIWANJA, Congo -- At last the bullets had stopped, and Francois Kambere Siviri made a dash for the door. After hiding all night from firefights betwee...

Over 30,000 Congolese Refugees Flood Into Uganda

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Delegations from the Congolese government and rebel forces opened U.N.-brokered peace talks Monday, trying to resolve the viole...

European Union Might Send Troops To Stabilize Congo

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

European foreign ministers are discussing plans to send troops to help stabilise the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. European foreig...

Rwanda Stirs Deadly Brew Of Troubles In Congo

New York Times | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIGALI, Rwanda -- There is a general rule in Africa, if not across the world: Behind any rebellion with legs is usually a meddling neighbor. And wheth...