Blood Phones and the Congo

Blood Phones and the Congo

The slaughter in the DRC is intricately linked to electronic components carried by millions of people in the United States and Europe.

Stabilizing Congo

Stabilizing Congo

Western powers must accept responsibility for their detrimental influence in the Congo and fulfill their obligation to help structure stability in the war-ravaged country.

Next Steps on Congo

Next Steps on Congo

The Obama administration should begin implementing the Obama Law by appointing a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region.

Briefing on the UN Mapping Exercise Report

Briefing on the UN Mapping Exercise Report

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) released the official “Report of the Mapping Exercise” in October 2010. The report documents “the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003”. U.S. tax dollars fund U.S. allies Rwanda and Uganda, which are deeply implicated in these mass atrocities, crimes against humanity, war crimes and possibly genocide in the Congo.

Conference: Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit

Conference: Congo Independence 50 Years Later: The Continuing Pursuit

On June 30, 2010, the Democratic Republic of Congo will celebrate its 50th year of independence from Belgian colonial rule. Celebrations will take place throughout the globe commemorating this golden anniversary. Not all Congolese are celebrating, however. Nor are peace and justice loving people as a whole, who value and respect a more united and elevated African continent. That ultimate independence and liberation of the Congo has yet to be achieved.

Postcard from…Goma

Postcard from…Goma

The international community has promised assistance to refugees in Congo. But not much has reached them.

AFRICOM’s Ugandan Blunder

The Pentagon touts a victory for the Africa Command’s support of a recent Ugandan incursion into Congo. Media reports suggest otherwise.

Inaugural Mulligan

Let’s pretend that we’ve simply gotten off on the wrong foot with this century.

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