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Eastern Congo

Into the Mountain

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

For the last several years, we at Jewish World Watch have been educating about and advocating to change the situation in Eastern Congo -- a situation that is largely the result of conflict over ownership of the mineral mines.

Fragile Progress in the Congo

Rep. Adam Smith | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Adam Smith

With the U.S. private sector leading the way, USAID should do its part to support and encourage sustainable economic investment, particularly in the eastern Congo, where small investments create big opportunities for communities to disrupt the familiar cycle of poverty, instability and violence.

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.

Sustained Attention to Eastern Congo

Russ Feingold | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Russ Feingold

On a Sunday morning in late April, I was considering seriously a request I received from my friend John Kerry to join him at the State Department, and put some of the 18 years I spent on African issues as a U.S. Senator back to work on behalf of the United States.

Terminus for the Terminator?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Diana Jenkins

Bosco Ntaganda, one of the most wanted war criminals in the world, unexpectedly has surrendered to the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda and asked to be sent to The Hague to face trial at the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

Eastern Congo: Communities forced to fund the war

Louis Belanger | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being preyed on mercilessly by rebel groups and local militias, as well as their own gover...

Rebels Threaten To Attack Congolese Army

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 07.13.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- Congo's newest rebel movement is threatening to attack the army in a major eastern town that the insurgents had handed over to poli...

Happy Mother's Day

Ben Affleck | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ben Affleck

It's every mother's human right to give her children health, safety and happiness, no matter where she's from. Mothers in the Congo face unimaginable hardships. But there's hope in amazing community-based organizations.

Everyone Poops: Kick Cholera & Create Renewable Energy in Congo

Rebecca Snavely | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Snavely

The john, the loo, the WC, the great white throne -- for as many loving nicknames with which we've labeled the toilet, we likely take ours for granted.

A Hunger for Justice

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

As a lifelong committed Republican, a hunger strike ranked number one on the list of "things I will never do." But life brings with it surprises and revelations.

More Than 500 'Systematic Rapes' Reported In Congo

AP | ANITA SNOW | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations reported Tuesday that more than 500 systematic rapes were committed by armed combatants in eastern Congo sin...

Some 200 Women Gang-Raped Over 4 Days Near Congo UN Base

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Rwandan and Congolese rebels gang-raped nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' b...

Photos: Tens of thousand uprooted by clashes in Eastern DR Congo

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

Local authorities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are reporting that at least 60,000 people have been uprooted from their homes foll...

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...

Renewable Energy Expert Steve Smith Mitigates Conflicts in Congo, Rwanda, Sudan

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Multi-tasking is de rigueur these days, so it comes as no surprise that renewable energy expert and conflict resolution specialist Steve Smith has his hands full. His specialty comes from years of practice.

The Counterinsurgency Debate: A Tale of Two Countries

Colin Thomas-Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Colin Thomas-Jensen

The sad truth is that a much-needed debate over what an effective counterinsurgency strategy would look like in eastern Congo -- similar to what is going on regarding Afghanistan -- is virtually non-existent.

Hillary Clinton, Rape and Mobile Phones

Lesley-Anne Knight | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lesley-Anne Knight

The protection of the people of the Congo needs to be a priority for the Congolese Government and the international community.

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...

"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.

Congo Massacre Kills 150, Despite Nearby Support

New York Times | LYDIA POLGREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIWANJA, Congo -- At last the bullets had stopped, and Francois Kambere Siviri made a dash for the door. After hiding all night from firefights betwee...

Rwanda Stirs Deadly Brew Of Troubles In Congo

New York Times | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIGALI, Rwanda -- There is a general rule in Africa, if not across the world: Behind any rebellion with legs is usually a meddling neighbor. And wheth...

Congo Rebels Seize Endangered Gorilla Refuge

AP via CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rebels have seized an area in eastern Congo that serves as a wildlife habitat for endangered mountain gorillas, threatening one of the last known popu...