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Bemba's 18-Year Jail Sentence Is ICC's Warning to Military Leaders About Sexual Violence

Paul Seils | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Paul Seils

Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and former leader of one of the country's most powerful militias duri...

ICC's Bemba ruling is a landmark, but falls short of a big leap

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.26.2017 | World
The Conversation Africa

Yassin Brunger, University of Leicester March 21 2016 heralded the first conviction for crimes of sexual violence at the International Criminal Court...

European Parliament Makes History on Conflict Minerals

Bandi Mbubi | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Bandi Mbubi

Twenty-four years ago, I managed to flee to the United Kingdom from the Democratic Republic of Congo and was lucky enough to be granted political asylum. My journey was difficult, and made worse by not being able to contact my friends and family back home to know if they were safe.

App Could Help Officials Prosecute Rapists In Developing World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

A new app is aiming to crack down on rapists in a country where the crime is far too common. MediCapt will serve as a vital tool in collecting evi...

Christina Wilkie

Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule Struck Down By Appeals Court | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Business groups won a partial victory Monday when a U.S. appeals court struck down part of a regulation designed to discourage the trade...

Kahindo Mateene: An African Designer Making a Difference

Nadia Dawisha | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Nadia Dawisha

Kahindo believes that along with creating sustainable jobs, educating and empowering women is the key to poverty reduction in the Congo and Africa.

This Valentine's Day, Say Yes to Congo

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

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.

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.

Not in Kansas Anymore

Diane Kabat | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Diane Kabat

We leave Congo late afternoon today, and I truly will miss Amani and the Congolese people. Not only are they physically attractive with expressive, rounded dark eyes and beautifully shaped lips, but they are equally beautiful inside, full of kindness, sensitivity, and incredible passion about life.

A Field Diary From Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Julia Lewis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Lewis

In a country where security can change in an instant, acting on lies and failing to act on truth can have very real -- even fatal -- consequences.

To Stop Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Look to Rwanda

Amnesty International | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Amnesty International

If the war in Congo accelerates again, resulting in still more deaths added to the five million dead so far, the responsibility will fall on those who fail to act now, just as they had failed to act in 1994 to stop the genocide in Rwanda.

The Global Community's Responsibility to Protect Dr. Denis Mukwege

Suzan Song | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Suzan Song

Through funding and pressure, the global community has a responsibility to the safety of those skilled and passionate people who are giving their lives to respectfully save others', including now, for Dr. Denis Mukwege.

The Tide Is Changing

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 09.26.2012 | World
Victoria Uwonkunda

How is it a country like the UK sits by and does nothing while one of their foremost aid recipients is accused of "aiding and abetting" crimes against humanity by the United Nations?

DRC Elections: A Bellwether for Stability in Africa

Joe Trippi | Posted 01.13.2012 | World
Joe Trippi

The revolution in Libya has overshadowed another scheduled event that promises an equally seismic effect on democracy in Africa - the Nov. 28 election...

Engaging Men in the Effort to End Violence Against Women

Search for Common Ground | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

As more women in developing nations are empowered to promote their own advancement and security, NGOs can't forget those who have the power to instantly change the treatment of women -- men.

She's My Sister: Bringing Scripture Based Healing To Rape Survivors

Lamar Vest | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion
Lamar Vest

You see, in many of the tribal languages in the region, there is not even a word for "rape." How can a woman heal from something that she cannot name? Once again, words failed us.

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.

Preventing and Addressing International Violence Against Women

Zainab Salbi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zainab Salbi

Violence against women is a global epidemic affecting millions of women daily that presents debilitating obstacles to the development of women, their families and communities, and even their national economies.

Turning a Blind Eye to Killing and Rape in DR Congo

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Navi Pillay

Turning a blind eye to egregious human rights abuses is a recipe for disaster. The UN Security Council, when discussing the protection of civilians in armed conflict, must hold perpetrators of these abuses accountable.

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.

The Congolese Need More Than Moral Outrage and New Technology from Hillary Clinton

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles London

It's an exciting idea for the State Department: give people the tools and they, like the protesters in Iran, will solve our foreign policy dilemmas. But will it work?

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.

Congo Rapes, Violence Linked To UK Companies: Rights Group

The Huffington Post | Susan Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Murders, rapes and major internal displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been linked to a number of multinational companies in a report...

Was There Good News from Africa in 2008?

Olivier Kamanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivier Kamanda

Headlines from Africa in 2008 recounted brutal riots in Kenya, a war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and election-driven chaos in Zimbabwe. But there was also good news.

Congo's Gorilla Rangers Allowed To Return To Virunga National Park (Video)

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I don't know if you saw the post from a couple weeks ago about when rangers at Congo's Virunga National Park, home to about 200 endangered mountain go...