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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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Dear President Obama: Congo Needs You Now, Will You Respond?

Robin_Wright | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

This is the first time since 2004, at the height of Congo's conflict, that rebels have occupied the city of Goma. A week has gone by, but the U.S. media and government have barely acknowledged this escalating crisis.

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.

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.

Child Survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ben Affleck | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

Despite recent good news for children in other African nations, in Congo, the numbers are still grim. With just 1% of the global population, Congo is responsible for over 6% of global child mortality.

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Refugees Flee Devastating Clashes

The Huffington Post/Reuters | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

Thousands of women and children have abandoned their homes in Congo, fleeing recent clashes between the Congolese military and troops loyal to the not...

Art Inspires Activism on a Grand Scale

Naomi Natale | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
Naomi Natale

Today, like every other day for the past four months, I spent hours working with students throughout New Orleans to make bones. Handmade bones. Sculpted from clay into individual ribs, femurs, skulls, any bone in the human body that fires their imagination. But, this is not a study of anatomy.

Social Media Versus Rape in the Congo

Susan McCue | Posted 07.13.2011 | Technology
Susan McCue

Social media have helped drive the historic change we have witnessed across the Middle East. In less visible areas of the world, like the Congo, where rape is being used as a tactic of war, they can do the same.

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

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

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

Justice for the Victims in Congo

Amb. Ileka Atoki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Ileka Atoki

Millions of Congolese men, women and children have borne the brunt of the Congo's conflicts over the past 15 years. Far too many have died. Like nearly all Congolese, I too lost loved ones in the war.

Mission Creep in the Congo

Peter Swarbrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Swarbrick

Peacekeepers in the Congo may be doing more harm than good unless their mission is adapted to the realities on the ground.

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.

My Journey to Report on the Horrors and Hope in the Congo (Part VI)

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Joseph had worked hard to secure a meeting with a well-known Congolese women's rights activist, sending numerous emails prior to our trip requesting an appointment. He finally got a response.

My Journey To Report On THe Horrors And The Hope In The Congo Part V

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Port Goma - Joseph tells me once again to put away my camera-- "You're not allowed to take pictures at the port. It's considered a military zone." ...

My Journey to Report on the Horrors and the Hope in the Congo (Part IV)

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

I imagine myself at thirteen trying to find my way under the same circumstances. My thoughts aren't pretty. I hold back my tears. We are headed to Mugngua III and Mugunga III will shock me to my core.

My Journey to Report on the Horrors And the Hope in the Congo - Part III

Catherine Corpeny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catherine Corpeny

Clinic Gesom is a small, depressing, terribly underfunded NGO. Kizito has set up the appointment thinking I should see the smaller, 'less traveled' clinics in the Congo.

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.

Kristof Visits Congo, Promotes 'Run For Congo Women' Campaign

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2005, Lisa Shannon watched an episode on The Oprah Winfrey Show that changed her life. The episode was about women in eastern Congo, about a war th...