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Congo Elections

Three Strategies To Tackle Sexual Violence In Congo

Tom O'Bryan | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Tom O'Bryan

Congo has suffered from its singular framing as "the rape capital of the world."The attention devoted to this problem has inadvertently led to the neglect of other challenges in DRC. It has also led to a fundamental misunderstanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to sexual violence.

American Responsibility on the Campaign Trail

Emma Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Emma Goldberg

How can the candidates claim to endorse American leadership, yet reject responsibility for those deprived of freedom and security abroad?

Despite Marred Vote, Kabila Sworn In As Congolese President

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

* Kabila congratulates Congolese voters * Mugabe, Western ambassadors attend ceremony * Amnesty International calls for ha...

Reason for Hope in Congo

Amy Kurland | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Amy Kurland

A truly democratic DRC will only be possible if the Congolese people believe they have the right and the power to demand reform and stability. It will only be possible if they believe that they can "throw the bums out." It will only be possible if they believe that they don't deserve to be exploited.

Averting Disaster in the Congo

Ben Affleck | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

The Congolese people deserve a future where their basic rights are respected, including the right to know that their leaders reflect their electoral will. This right hangs in the balance.

Congo at a Crossroads

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 01.28.2012 | World
Rep. Jim McDermott

Failure to help the Congolese people consolidate their democracy would put the modest but important gains of recent years at risk and also send a message that we are indifferent to the pursuit of justice and security.

Going Back To Congo: Security And Prosperity Beyond The Election

Ben Affleck | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

What do presidential and parliamentary elections in one of Africa's largest democracies have to do with you and with us? A lot.