They have also attracted strong criticism, both internationally and in the DRC, for the perceived negative impact of their
Just in time for Obama's upcoming trip to the continent.
With Valentine's Day approaching, you might be thinking about what gift of jewelry you can give that special someone that perfectly expresses your love. Consider, too, how that gift can support peace -- what it represents from mine to maker -- and make Congo's future a part of that decision.
“It’s critical that companies and the general public understand this ruling does not invalidate the conflict minerals rule
Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on the urgent crisis unfolding in South Sudan. There are a number of specific things the U.S. can do to make a real difference in supporting peace.
U.S. military advisers have trained, equipped and supported troops from Uganda, South Sudan, and Congo in their operations, and the tide is beginning to turn in the efforts to end the Kony insurgency.
Millions have been displaced over the course of the genocide in Darfur and border clashes. The crisis on the border left 120,000 without critical food and medical aid just in Jonglei state, according to Doctors Without Borders.
"One Million Bones," featuring pieces made from clay, plaster and other materials, serves as a call to end genocide and mass
To ensure a lasting peace that provides stability and security for all civilians in the region, women must be a fundamental part of the peacebuilding process from the beginning.
A mix of factors, ranging from the ethnic to the territorial and political, can be pointed to as the root cause of the Congo War. John Prendergast also points to another: greed abetted by Congo's rich supply of four lucrative metals -- gold, tin, tungsten and tantalum, all used in modern electronics.