congo war

Congo has suffered from its singular framing as "the rape capital of the world."The attention devoted to this problem has inadvertently led to the neglect of other challenges in DRC. It has also led to a fundamental misunderstanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to sexual violence.
The mission, MONUSCO, said it had received reports of gross human rights abuses including the reported summary killings at
The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.
UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a special combat force
I have witnessed so many abuses committed on children by their parents, their family members, their communities, and yet the world remains calm and not reactive.
Rebel leaders have said they will quit the steamy lakeside city on the border with Rwanda in line with a deal announced at
This is the first time since 2004, at the height of Congo's conflict, that rebels have occupied the city of Goma. A week has gone by, but the U.S. media and government have barely acknowledged this escalating crisis.
2012-11-14-congo.jpg Communities in Masisi district in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been displaced on a daily basis and at least 18 have been murdered, caught between attacks by opposing rebel groups. The UN peacekeeping forces (MONUSCO) and the Congolese army must intervene to protect the civilian population.
While the technology that connects us continues to advance, our understanding of the ethics and virtues that should guide our global relationships has not always kept up. No place exemplifies this more than the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As documented in a new report from the Enough Project, which ranks electronics firms on their progress in cleaning up their supply chains of conflict minerals, there are glimmers of hope for eastern Congo despite ongoing violence there, which is driven partly by conflict minerals.
Ben Affleck discusses child survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Despite recent good news for children in other African nations, in Congo, the numbers are still grim. With just 1% of the global population, Congo is responsible for over 6% of global child mortality.
Read Reuters' full report below. Thousands of women and children have abandoned their homes in Congo, fleeing recent clashes
Today, like every other day for the past four months, I spent hours working with students throughout New Orleans to make bones. Handmade bones. Sculpted from clay into individual ribs, femurs, skulls, any bone in the human body that fires their imagination. But, this is not a study of anatomy.
Social media have helped drive the historic change we have witnessed across the Middle East. In less visible areas of the world, like the Congo, where rape is being used as a tactic of war, they can do the same.
The war in Congo is a war which most people know nothing about, despite the fact that we're all directly connected to it.
2011-02-10-costcocongo.gifFor a limited time only, we can go to the Congo for $799.99!
Millions of Congolese men, women and children have borne the brunt of the Congo's conflicts over the past 15 years. Far too many have died. Like nearly all Congolese, I too lost loved ones in the war.
Peacekeepers in the Congo may be doing more harm than good unless their mission is adapted to the realities on the ground.
As consumers of all manner of gadgets, we are the beneficiaries of the Congo's violence -- each of us can and must stand in solidarity with the Congolese people.