Next week, over 1,000 government officials, aid donors, NGO reps, and private businesses will descend on Mexico City for the first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC).
Smiling is a part of my life. Those that know me, know it's my truth. As a consultant and general observer in life, the reality of the need for more smiles has set in.
Is the Congo government bad? Or do the rebels have a case? This question originally appeared on Quora. ...
As we remember the Rwandan genocide of 20 years ago, my hope is that we will look next door to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the everyday emergency that is bringing a people to its knees.
'Sanitation and water for all' is more than a title. It is a goal that is both morally right and unquestionably necessary.
The continued conflict has forced millions of people from their homes with more than half of them being children. This disruption has adversely affected their daily lives, limiting access to food, water, health care and education.
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The obvious question is: How and why does AMD have a point of view on this egregious situation?
Despite all these problems, the global trend is that poverty everywhere is receding. Part of the reason investors are exploring African enterprises is because it is now possible to see the continent turning a corner.
Inside the Hotel Rwanda is a heroic book, written as the tide of genocide denial grows stronger everyday. All of the explicit testimony and the detailed human tragedy cannot overcome the mythmaking Hollywood machine, but in the hands of thoughtful readers it can offer a roadmap for humanity and compassion.
Images of a woman giving birth coincide with a funeral and a house being moved, creating an intersection between life, death and displacement, and illustrating the circular nature of the conflict.
Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.
Nothing about Congo is black and white, but watching the women share their lives and care for each other and themselves, there are hues of hope in every story.
Tears. No, sobs actually. Yep, I will own that. I sobbed when Lupita Nyong'o took the stage and accepted an Oscar for portraying, in her words, "so much pain in someone else's life." Pure and unadulterated empathy. She took on the pain of Patsy.
As we form a larger and louder global alliance with survivors who are demanding justice, let us reflect on the African proverb: "A single bracelet does not jingle." On this V-Day, let's make some noise.
Valentine's Day is the holiday for love, but the gold so many people give each other as a symbol of their love may be fueling violent conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The silver lining: we can do quite a bit as consumers to help our jewelry companies address conflict gold.