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Great Lakes Region

A Great Lakes Roadmap for Peace -- and Development

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.30.2013 | Home
Jim Yong Kim

Several officials in the DRC told the Secretary-General and me the same line: "We are a rich country with the poorest people." What they didn't say was that the DRC is a rich country with people thirsty for peace.

In Africa's Great Lakes Region, Peace Dividend Must Follow Peace Deal

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 07.20.2013 | Home
Jim Yong Kim

Africa's Great Lakes region can silence the guns, boost trust and trade between neighbors, educate millions of out-of-school children, empower women, and create economic opportunities that will help the countries forge a path to prosperity, good governance, and lasting stability.

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.

The Baptism of Liberty

Sean Carasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sean Carasso

Our Congolese partners kept telling us that they want peace, and that to get there they need reform. That happens with elections. You've got to make sure they are FREE and they are FAIR.