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The problem with Western activists trying to do good in Africa

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.19.2016 | Home
The Conversation Africa

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

George Clooney Project To Track Money Fueling Africa's Wars

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Actor George Clooney has teamed up with the Enough Project, a global nonprofit group focused on ending genocide and human rights abuses,...

This Valentine's Day: Get Engaged With Congo, Break Up With Conflict Gold

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Emmanuelle Chriqui

With Valentine's Day approaching, you might be thinking about what gift of jewelry you can give that special someone that perfectly expresses your love. Consider, too, how that gift can support peace -- what it represents from mine to maker -- and make Congo's future a part of that decision.

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...

South Sudan in the Senate

John Prendergast | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home
John Prendergast

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on the urgent crisis unfolding in South Sudan. There are a number of specific things the U.S. can do to make a real difference in supporting peace.

Pizza With an Icon -- Don't Miss

Mary Wald | Posted 01.24.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Wald

The days are gone where a few people make the decision on what airs on a handful of television stations. The Internet has equalized media production. Today you can make it happen with passion of purpose, networks, and a touch of magic. S

The Achilles Heel of the Anti-Kony Mission

John Prendergast | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
John Prendergast

U.S. military advisers have trained, equipped and supported troops from Uganda, South Sudan, and Congo in their operations, and the tide is beginning to turn in the efforts to end the Kony insurgency.

Red Lines in Sudan

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

Millions have been displaced over the course of the genocide in Darfur and border clashes. The crisis on the border left 120,000 without critical food and medical aid just in Jonglei state, according to Doctors Without Borders.

LOOK: 1 Million 'Human Bones' Line National Mall

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Art and activism collide in a poignant "mass grave" display of more than 1 million handmade human bones in Washington, D.C. "One Million Bones," fe...

Pushing for Peace: Why Congo's Women Need a Seat at the Table

Tracy Fehr | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Tracy Fehr

To ensure a lasting peace that provides stability and security for all civilians in the region, women must be a fundamental part of the peacebuilding process from the beginning.

'The Deadliest War:' An Environmental Connection

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

A mix of factors, ranging from the ethnic to the territorial and political, can be pointed to as the root cause of the Congo War. John Prendergast also points to another: greed abetted by Congo's rich supply of four lucrative metals -- gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum, all used in modern electronics.

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

Robin_Wright | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home

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.

Creating Conflict-Free Companies for the 21st Century

Jeffrey Wright | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Wright

Ending the conflict minerals trade in eastern Congo and replacing it with a legitimate mining sector is an achievable goal. But it can't be accomplished by local communities, governments and advocacy groups alone.

Ryan Gosling's Up To Some Good In LA

Posted 05.03.2012 | Los Angeles

Hey girl, do you love the sound of Ryan Gosling's voice? Well, tonight you can listen to it for almost two hours straight. Thursday night, "#ReGEN...

How The People Of Congo Are Creating A Better Future

Ryan Gosling | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Ryan Gosling

After you learn a little about Fidel, there are other profiles of courageous Congolese living their lives and standing up for what they believe in. We hope you'll take the time to watch these profiles and get to know Congo and its people a little better.

Negotiating With Monsters

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Blackney

The cognitive dissonance required to believe President Obama prioritizes the people of Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, and suffering all along the border with South Sudan, is astounding.

Funny Or Die: 'Law & Order' Star Takes On 'Kony Hunter' Role

John Prendergast | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
John Prendergast


Lights, Camera, Sudan: Clooney Reports "Constant Drip of Fear"

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Elizabeth Blackney

George Clooney delivered powerful testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee this week. Armed with passionate, first person details and a powerful video, his appearance was compelling.

The Most 'Insanely Great' -- But Missing -- iPad Feature Ever

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

If the last decade has taught us anything, it's that where Apple goes, the world market will follow. We would like to see that path be one that leads towards building responsible products that enhance the lives of all people of the world -- not just consumers.

Fashioning a Trend for Human Rights in Congo

Emmanuelle Chriqui | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Emmanuelle Chriqui

It is time to bridge the gap between the suffering in Congo, and American consumers. We have the power to pressure companies to clean up their supply chains and not source from mines controlled by armed groups. We can demand that our products be conflict-free.

Peace in Sudan, Enslaved by Politics

Elizabeth Blackney | Posted 12.06.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Blackney

Rep. Chris Smith convened the hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights to address Ker Aleu Deng's situation as a "Lost Boy." The young man spoke eloquently.

What the Arab Spring Means for Sudan

John Prendergast | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
John Prendergast

The Obama administration should shift its policy away from trying to negotiate a series of deals with regional actors, and move toward support for Sudanese efforts to change the status quo.

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.

What Conflict Minerals Legislation Is Actually Accomplishing in Congo

Sasha Lezhnev | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Sasha Lezhnev

Ending the world's deadliest conflict is no easy task, but a growing consensus of Congolese civil society, electronics and metals companies, investors, and governments are now taking action to do so.

Comparing Apples to Kittens

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Let's not be apologists for badvocacy. We must not ignore the fact that bringing advocacy about various issues to different parts of the western world will be met with different reactions.