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.
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.
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.