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My Journey to Report on the Horrors and the Hope in the Congo - Part II

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Goma is like nothing I've ever seen. It's vibrant, angry, primal, desperate and hopeful -- lawless, but somehow not dangerous.

My Journey to Report the Horrors in the Congo - Part I

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Kigali is wild. Cars, pedestrians, and motos, scrap for a piece of the road. It reminds me of the media footage I've seen of New Delhi or Islamabad only without the poverty.

Training Human Rights Defenders In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

Jim Fruchterman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Fruchterman

Information about human rights abuse is the key asset of human rights groups. The loss of this information is a problem with far-reaching implications.

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...

Travesty: If the World Can Mobilize Like This for Haiti, Why Not for Sexual Violence in Congo?

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Daou

The world's response to Haiti is fully warranted -- anything less would be reprehensible. But why can't we muster the same sense of urgency when it comes to similar calamities across the globe?

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....

60 Minutes: Gold Addiction Fuels Brutal Congo War

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This Sunday "60 Minutes" will present an investigation into how the global gold industry is helping fuel violence and chaos in the Congo. CBS repor...

Human Rights Watch: UN-Backed Congo Troops Killed More Civilians Than Rebels

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — A U.N.-backed Congolese military operation to oust rebels from eastern Congo has caused more civilian casualties than damage to r...

Despite Obama in Ghana, a Bad Month for African Democracy

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

In Mauritania the vote was so obviously suspicious that the electoral chief resigned and the opposition rejected the results.

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.

Male Rape Cases On Rise In Congo

nytimes.com | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GOMA, Congo �" It was around 11 p.m. when armed men burst into Kazungu Ziwa's hut, put a machete to his throat and yanked down his pants. Mr. Ziwa i...

Lax Checks of Mineral Companies Allow Atrocities and Abuses in Congo

Lizzie Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lizzie Parsons

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Congo region have been forced to flee from their homes - some many times - because men with guns have given them no choice. Others have been massacred, raped or tortured.

Social Justice Meets Fashion Sense

Smita Satiani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Smita Satiani

Today is Denim Day, recognizing a 1999 Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a 45 year old man's rape conviction because the victim was wearing jeans.

Conflict In Congo Rages On Despite 49 Years Of Independence

Huffington Post Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Rebecca Hamilton Goma, DRC - Jimmy Makozo is ten years old. He should be in school. Instead, he is on the streets of Goma desperately reaching ou...

UN: Arms from Sudan Add to Congo Humanitarian Disaster

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

How involved was the United States State Department in the destabilization of the Kivu provinces in eastern DRC? Did our State Department officials become "terrorists" in the eyes of a revolutionary movement in Congo?

Genocide Prevention Rather Than Response Gains Favor In Policy Circles

Huffington Post Contributor | John Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Last week, the United Nations Security Council traveled to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Congo and Liberia to discuss Africa's hotspots -- areas that are threaten...

"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.

On Mother's Day: A Message of Hope and Survival

Rachel Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rachel Brown

We need to recognize that the respect accorded to our mothers is compromised by the suffering of mothers in places like Iraq and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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...

If a Woman Gets Raped in the Congo and No One Chooses to Hear it, Did it Happen?

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

10 things you can do right now, today, tonight, from your own home that don't involve money, to end the widespread, brutal violence against women in the Congo and throughout the world.

Video for Change: The ICC and Justice for Child Soldiers in the DRC

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

The International Criminal Court commenced its first trial Jan 26, and I am inspired by the myriad and unprecedented ways video and technology have been incorporated into the proceedings.

The Never Ending War

Eve Ensler and Stephen Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eve Ensler and Stephen Lewis

If rape is a weapon of the Congo's war, then treat it with the gravity afforded every other weapon. Until the sexual violence ends, the world has no right to speak of peace.