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African Park Rangers Face Deadly Struggle To Save Mountain Gorillas

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.25.2016 | Green

Around 480 mountain gorillas live within the confines of Virunga, Africa's oldest national park. The critically endangered primates are among the most...

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...

Chronicles of a Caged Journalist: A Trial Without a Case

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

A suburb of Cairo, Egypt - March 2012 I turned around angrily and grabbed the police officer's arm, almost twisting it. There was no need to push me ...

Kabila Knows His Back Is Against the Wall and the US Must Keep it There

John Burnett | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
John Burnett

It's not often that a dictator takes out an advertisement in The New York Times. But there it was on Sunday, full-page spread touting President Joseph Kabila's supposed record of championing democracy and reform in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The problem with Western activists trying to do good in Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Ben Radley, Erasmus University Rotterdam In recent years Western advocacy groups have achieved unprecedented success in mobilising Europeans and Nort...

Beautiful Video Shows Adoptive Family Uniting After A 3-Year Wait

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.15.2016 | Parents

In 2012, James and Jennifer Grover began the process of adopting two boys from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). On March 1, 2016, their sons Jo...

IUCN and the Global Zoo Community Work to Safeguard Okapi

Jordan Schaul | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Jordan Schaul

There are several charismatic large mammal species that make the "must see" list of typical zoo patrons and then there are those species on the "must ...

The Criminal Father

Darcy Ataman | Posted 03.01.2016 | World
Darcy Ataman

This year's theme for International Women's Day is Pledge for Parity. It is a call for all to respond; to be "leaders within our spheres of influence", and to "take pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity."

In U.S. Congress: On Boko Haram and Good Governance in Africa

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

African Great Lakes Region This past February 9, 2016, in the US House of Representatives, in the Capitol Visitor Center, we attended an "Africa ...

To Congo, With Love: Send Us Your Lullabies

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 01.25.2016 | Impact
Sabra Gertsch

In the middle of the crisis, Krysta Strasbaugh sees the banana trees. Their flat, broad leaves flutter like flags of truce above the barbed wire over the protective wall.

In War-Torn Congo, This Doctor Empowers Survivors

Catherine Russell | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Catherine Russell

For almost 20 years, Dr. Mukwege has treated patients who have survived serious injuries from sexual violence perpetrated as a tactic of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

A Former Child Soldier Shares His Story In New Graphic Novel

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

Michel Chikwanine was 5 years old when rebel militiamen kidnapped him from a soccer field near his school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had ...

Three Strategies To Tackle Sexual Violence In Congo

Tom O'Bryan | Posted 10.13.2015 | 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.

How SEC Chair Mary Jo White Gave Congolese Warlords Some Unexpected Help

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Warlords in the Democratic Republic of Congo got some help from two conservative judges on Tuesday, when a federal appeals court for the...

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...

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

In the DRC, Determined Women Learn New Skills for Respect and Revenue

Claire Armitage | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Claire Armitage

At emerge poverty free, we have seen the effects of this empowerment on the ground in East Africa, where we run a variety of projects to educate and train women, working closely with local partners like the BCHC in eastern DRC.

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 12.30.2014 | Media
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

When BBC investigates and reports on an occurrence or a subject, it commands respect and serious consideration. The story is about Rwanda. Specifically what happened or what "really" happened in 1994 in what the world has come to know as the "Rwandan Genocide" of 1994.

American Implicated in Congo Child-smuggling Ring

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Erin Siegal McIntyre

Radio Okapi reported this week that Congolese authorities have implicated a U.S. citizen identified as M. Samuel Jessy in an attempt to illegally smuggle seven children across the DRC's southern border into Zambia in an attempt to expedite their delivery to families in the United States.

Going Back to Congo

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

All I could think about was thank god I was not in Congo when this happened for, as amazing as our medical partners are there, there is much still that is needed to bring medicine up to western standards.

DRC: Returning What We've Stolen

World Pulse | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
World Pulse

Q&A with Stany Nzabas Through his work helping women get online and raise their voices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Stany Nzabas hopes to see...

America Has a Rape Problem

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Victoria A. Brownworth

We need much more than dueling hashtags and op-ed columnists debating rape on the Internet. We need a serious deconstruction of real numbers in real time.

Borlaug Institute Program Offers Optimism and Stability in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Sharon Kitchens

The community and the soldiers themselves look at their lives differently -- they are not just soldiers, but farmers.

Why We Go

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

Every woman I have met on each of my trips to Congo -- and most assuredly, everyone we will meet with over the next 10 days -- has been a victim of horrible violence.