The stories and the numbers of rapes have not abated, and his face reflects the stress of the last many years. But throughout it all, Dr. Mukwege finds hope.
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The day was emotional, uplifting and inspiring, and made us all very, very proud. Just as they shared their stories with us, we shared ours with them.
In a country where security can change in an instant, acting on lies and failing to act on truth can have very real -- even fatal -- consequences.
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...
Thousands of women and children have abandoned their homes in Congo, fleeing recent clashes between the Congolese military and troops loyal to the not...
At first glance today, things in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu province seem far calmer than in years past.
As recently as 20...
This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month.
To nominate a Greatest Wom...
"Many people were killed in the crossfire," Ruti says, as she escorts me to her makeshift shelter. "I saw bodies lying dead in the street. The only thing I managed to bring with me was a frying pan. "
Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.
The people in eastern Congo are tired; we have been running for more than a decade now. We need to sit down, live in peace and raise our children.
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