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Congo Crisis

Congo General: 'It's War That Will Bring Peace'

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

By Ed Stoddard and Jonny Hogg GOMA/MINOVA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Congolese government army commander said...

140,000 Congolese Civilians Flee This Month Alone

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

* M23's Makenga says pulling back from Masisi, Sake * Rebel military leader says will leave Goma later * Rebels show no ...

PHOTOS: Drenching Rain Adds To Refugees' Misery

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

KANYARUCHINYA, Congo -- Drenching rain punctuated by frightening bursts of thunder and forked lightning on Wednesday compounded the misery of some 280...

When You Hear the Word "Congo," Naturally You Think "Fun for Children"

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Disgrasian

2011-02-10-costcocongo.gifFor a limited time only, we can go to the Congo for $799.99!

Despite Obama in Ghana, a Bad Month for African Democracy

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

In Mauritania the vote was so obviously suspicious that the electoral chief resigned and the opposition rejected the results.

Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten: The New Blood Diamonds

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Rebel groups are funded by profits from mining activities, and by unwitting American consumers who purchase electronics using minerals sourced from mines in eastern DRC.

Conflict In Congo Rages On Despite 49 Years Of Independence

Huffington Post Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Rebecca Hamilton Goma, DRC - Jimmy Makozo is ten years old. He should be in school. Instead, he is on the streets of Goma desperately reaching ou...

"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...

Mass Rape And Violence In Congo Over Past Two Months: Human Rights Watch

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAKAR, Senegal — At least 90 women have been raped and 180 villagers killed over the past two months by rebels as well as government forces in v...

Congo Violence Fueled By Common Material In Cell Phones, Laptops

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

Coltan, when refined, is used in many common electronic devices. But Congolese miners have been killed, and women raped, during the 11-year war over the valuable mineral deposits.

'Congo Chic': A Hint Of Glamour In The Shadow Of War (VIDEO)

Global Post | Finbarr O'Reilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EASTERN CONGO -- The Democratic Republic of Congo is notorious for its war, brutality and misery. Less known is the beauty and humanity that still s...

Congo: Africa's Other Holocaust

Newsweek | Rod Nordland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Barack Obama spoke often and passionately about Darfur while campaigning. But the African holocaust that will confront him first is the ongoing slaugh...

Horrific Rape Epidemic Devastating Eastern Congo

New York Times | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, cannot bear to listen to the stories his patients tell him anymore. Every day, 10 new women and girls who ha...