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North Kivu

Falling In Love

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

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.

An Emotional Day

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

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.

A Field Diary From Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Julia Lewis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Julia Lewis

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.

Eastern Congo: Communities forced to fund the war

Louis Belanger | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

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...

U.N. Send More Peacekeepers To Violent Congolese Province

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — The United Nations is sending more peacekeepers to cities in Congo's North Kivu province to help combat rebel attacks in the c...

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Refugees Flee Devastating Clashes

The Huffington Post/Reuters | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

Thousands of women and children have abandoned their homes in Congo, fleeing recent clashes between the Congolese military and troops loyal to the not...

Nearly 5,000 Displaced In Congo's North

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

KINSHASA, Congo -- Nearly 5,000 people, mostly women, children and the elderly, have been displaced because of fighting in Congo's North Kivu province...

Massive Refugee Stream Crosses Into Uganda

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Up to 7,000 Congolese refugees have fled to Uganda to escape violence in their home country, Ugandan officials said, warning t...

North Kivu's False Peace

Michael Deibert | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Michael Deibert

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...

UN Report: Mass Rapes By Government Troops In Congo

AP | SALEH MWANAMILONGO and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 09.21.2011 | World

KINSHASA, Congo — The United Nations on Friday named two Congolese army colonels who appear to be blocking an investigation of soldiers accused ...

Facing Rape Where Survivors Need The Most Help

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

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...

Eastern Congo: "We are Forced to Flee Every Two Months"

Peter Biro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Peter Biro

"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. "

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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 Democratic Republic of Congo: "We're on the Run Again"

Bukeni Waruzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bukeni Waruzi

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.