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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.

War Criminal Accepts Conviction and Expresses Regret for Victims' Suffering: What About Reparations?

Stephen Smith Cody | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Stephen Smith Cody

Few observers expected Germain Katanga, a militia leader found guilty of promoting ruthless attacks on civilians in eastern Congo, to lay down his arms and accept the judgment of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

LOOK: Echoes Of Rwanda In War-Torn Congo

Posted 03.31.2014 | World

At a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo last October, a women sunk to her knees in front of the visiting U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. "Ev...

UN: Armed Groups With Machetes Slaughter 70 In Congo

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

ACCRA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Armed groups wielding machetes have reportedly executed 70 people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo "to spre...

U.N. Surveillance Drone Crashes In Congo

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

KINSHASA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - An unmanned aircraft used by U.N. peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of Congo crashed on Wednesday near the eastern to...

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.

Congo: A Young Man's Courage When Peers in Peace Turn to M23

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI was born 27 years ago in Goma, a town notorious for violent outbreaks. Instability exposed the darkest side of my beautiful Democratic Republic of Congo.

LOOK: Your Computer Helps Fund Child Soldiers In Congo

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

The computer or tablet on which you're reading this post is more likely than not shrouded in blood. You see, diamonds aren't the only minerals at t...

Congo Is Where My Heart Stays

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

These trips fly by for me. It seems like I just get acclimated to the schedule, to the food (or lack thereof), to not sleeping (somehow I never sleep in Congo), to 18 hour days, and suddenly it's time to go home. And as I seem to always say, at the end of every trip, I feel sad to leave.

Christina Wilkie

GOP Reps: Stop Targeting Conflict Minerals | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans at a House subcommittee hearing this week objected to a 2010 law that targets conflict minerals from Central Africa, saying ...

Positive Impacts From Heshima Kenya

Heshima Kenya | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Heshima Kenya

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgOne of the most rewarding things about our work is realizing the positive outcomes from our young women who have worked so hard to overcome their traumatic experiences and strive for a better life.

DRC: When and How Will This All End?

CARE | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

She feels pain everywhere, she says, in her abdomen, her back. But she hopes that once she receives some medication, she would feel better.

UN Approves Special Combat Force For Congo

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a special combat force that is to carry out "tar...

Terminus for the Terminator?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

Bosco Ntaganda, one of the most wanted war criminals in the world, unexpectedly has surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda and asked to be sent to The Hague to face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

Reflections on 'One Billion Rising' -- DRC

Chantal Daniels | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Chantal Daniels

Violence against women is not linked to specific countries, regions, religions, classes, races or ethnicities -- it happens all over the world from stable, developed economies to fragile, corrupt states.

V-Day in Congo: One Billion Rising

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Meredith Hutchison

Every Valentine's Day, I end up reflecting on the previous year and the state of women in the world. It has now become my V-day ritual -- sorting through articles, and considering the presence of gender-based violence in the media over the previous 12 months.

To Help Congo, Leave It Alone

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.22.2013 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congo is behaving like a child who cannot be comforted. No matter how you hold the baby, the baby cries. No matter how much international help Congo receives, Congo cries for more.

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.

Congo General: 'It's War That Will Bring Peace'

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

By Ed Stoddard and Jonny Hogg GOMA/MINOVA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Congolese government army commander said...

140,000 Congolese Civilians Flee This Month Alone

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

* M23's Makenga says pulling back from Masisi, Sake * Rebel military leader says will leave Goma later * Rebels show no ...

Stop the Forgotten Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PHOTOS)

Christian Fuchs | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

2012-11-14-congo.jpg Communities in Masisi district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been displaced on a daily basis and at least 18 have been murdered, caught between attacks by opposing rebel groups. The UN peacekeeping forces (MONUSCO) and the Congolese army must intervene to protect the civilian population.

Still Human

Lynne Hybels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lynne Hybels

In Congo's patriarchal culture, rape has become normalized. Boys are taught that being a man means they have dominion over women. Laws that should protect vulnerable Congolese girls and women are not enforced, yet victims are ostracized.

Apparent Assassination Attempt on Congolese Activist Dr. Denis Mukwege

Meredith Hutchison | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Meredith Hutchison

Around 7 p.m. (WAT) on October 25, 2012, four armed men entered the home of Dr. Denis Mukwege in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, according to so...

In a Globalized World, Every Conflict Is Ours

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Jim Wallis

While the technology that connects us continues to advance, our understanding of the ethics and virtues that should guide our global relationships has not always kept up. No place exemplifies this more than the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congolese Women Stitching a Community Back Together

Robin_Wright | Posted 11.05.2012 | World

As documented in a new report from the Enough Project, which ranks electronics firms on their progress in cleaning up their supply chains of conflict minerals, there are glimmers of hope for eastern Congo despite ongoing violence there, which is driven partly by conflict minerals.