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Congo: A Young Man's Courage When Peers in Peace Turn to M23

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI was born 27 years ago in Goma, a town notorious for violent outbreaks. Instability exposed the darkest side of my beautiful Democratic Republic of Congo.

DR Congo: Civilian Cost of Military Operation is Unacceptable

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 13, 2009) - The Congolese government's military operation in eastern Congo, Kimia II, backed by United N...

Guinea's military leader bans demonstrations

AP | ALHASSAN SILLAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CONAKRY, Guinea — Guinea's military leader banned all gatherings and demonstrations Wednesday, as the United Nations pressed for an independent investigation into why troops opened fire on 50,000 pro-democracy protesters.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the soldiers' use of live ammunition against the unarmed people who gathered Monday in a stadium in Conakry, the capital, to protest against Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, the country's military leader.

A human rights group said 157 people were killed and more than 1,200 were wounded. The government maintains that 57 people died and said most of them were trampled.

The U.N. Security Council also condemned the shootings Wednesday and joined the call for an independent investigation.

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, the current council president, called on the government to free all opposition leaders and political prisoners "without delay."

UN Security Council: Push for Civilian Protection During Congo Visit

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(Goma, May 18, 2009) - The United Nations Security Council, visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo beginning today, should press for urgent action...

Essay: Violence in Congo

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The following is currently a web feature on PBS NOW:  Last October I traveled to Congo with a colleague from Refugees International to assess the...

Wading Through the Remnants of a War-Torn Country

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

There we were in a bobbing quandary, broken and almost out of steam, lacking any apparent forward movement, a rudderless metaphor for the people of the Congo