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Crisis In Congo

Crisis In Congo

War still rages on in corners of eastern Congo

In the Newsroom

March 26, 2009
War still rages on in corners of eastern Congo

Correspondent Michael J. Kavanagh returned to eastern Congo last month to try to understand the conflicting news coming out of the region. He reports on what he saw in Congo's most remote areas: Victims of attempted massacres and kidnappings, sex slaves and torture victims.

Congolese rebel leader is arrested in Rwanda

Perspectives

January 23, 2009
Congolese rebel leader is arrested in Rwanda

Congolese rebel leader General Laurent Nkunda has been arrested in Rwanda, a country that had been accused of supporting him. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses why Nkunda has lost the support of Rwanda's leaders.

Thousands of Rwandan troops enter DR Congo

Blogwatch

January 21, 2009
Thousands of Rwandan troops enter DR Congo

The Congolese government has allowed at least 2,000 Rwandan troops into the Democratic Republic of Congo, though the two countries have a history of tense relations. The increased military presence has led to fears of more violence.

Angola closes Congo border as Ebola spreads

Blogwatch

January 6, 2009
Angola closes Congo border as Ebola spreads

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put neighboring countries on alert. The highly infectious disease, for which there is no known cure, kills approximately 80 percent of those infected.

Congolese president vows to stop violence

Video

January 2, 2009
Congolese president vows to stop violence

Joseph Donnelly of Caritas Internationalis explains last week's massacre of hundreds of Congolese by Ugandan rebels in northern Congo.

African nations unite against Ugandan rebel group

Perspectives

December 19, 2008
African nations unite against Ugandan rebel group

Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo mounted a joint offensive against Uganda’s anti-government Lord's Resistance Army this week. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that broader efforts to combat the violence are needed.

Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo

Signature Video

December 16, 2008
Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, war has raged for more than a decade. The United Nations estimates that 200,000 women and children have been raped in that time, some victims as young as three years old.

Rehabilitating rape victims and families in Congo

Web Original Video

December 16, 2008
Rehabilitating rape victims and families in Congo

Michael J. Kavanagh and Taylor Krauss reported on the crisis in eastern Congo for Worldfocus and highlight efforts to rehabilitate rape victims and their families in eastern Congo, presenting a short video about the ventures of one counseling organization.

Online radio show on DR Congo: Listen now

Worldfocus Radio

December 16, 2008
Online radio show on DR Congo: Listen now

Worldfocus.org and anchor Martin Savidge host a webcast discussion on roots of the conflict and prospects for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo with a panel of guests.

War in DR Congo: The story of Pascal and Vestine

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December 3, 2008
War in DR Congo: The story of Pascal and Vestine

In the last year alone, more than a million people have fled the fighting in eastern Congo. Worldfocus correspondent Michael Kavanagh tells one family's story.

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