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UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

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UN, Rwanda and investors entangled in Congo’s future

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in the DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa. In this Q&A, he explains the controversy surrounding the United Nations peacekeeping mission, rebel integration into Congolese Army ranks and the economic viability of this resource-rich, war-torn country.

Posted: January 7, 2010 16:04   Comments: 1
Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

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Crumbling security situation further cripples DR Congo

Worldfocus contributor Michael J. Kavanagh is based in Kinshasa, DR Congo. He gives Daljit Dhaliwal an update on the civil war that continues to cripple the country. He says the security situation is the worst he has seen in a decade -- since the start of the Second Congo War.

Posted: January 5, 2010 16:34   Comments: 1
Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

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Former Liberian rape victim and child soldier speaks out

When Jackie Redd was 14, she was forced to join the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), a rebel group. She was raped and forced to be the "wife" of three men for 11 years, until she escaped in 2001. Jackie is now speaking out.

Posted: April 17, 2009 12:07   Comments: 5
Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

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Former child soldiers, sex slaves recover from Liberia’s war

Some of the biggest victims of Liberia's 14-year civil war were young women who were taken prisoner and forced to fight, or made into sex slaves. Many of them are now struggling to recover and struggling to forget.

Posted: April 16, 2009 15:21   Comments: 7
Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

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Liberian women occupy front lines of war on sexual violence

Liberia's recovery after years of civil war has been led by women, who for years were among the biggest victims of the rampant violence in that country. Women are now on the front lines of what's become a war on sexual violence.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:22   Comments: 11
Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

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Congo’s crisis continues; mass rapes and scarce resources

The United Nations has said joint efforts between Rwanda and Congo represent real hope in a war that has raged for more than a decade. But since late January, Human Rights Watch cites continued insecurity, reporting that over 180 civilians have been killed and at least 90 women and girls have been raped.

Posted: April 10, 2009 19:57   Comments: 0
Global communities mark International Women’s Day

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Global communities mark International Women’s Day

Sunday marked International Women’s Day, recognizing economic, political and social achievements of women. Amid celebrations worldwide, from Cameroon to Chile, there were also discussions of continuing gender-based violence and inequality.

Posted: March 9, 2009 11:04   Comments: 0
Rape as a weapon of war in DR Congo

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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.

Posted: December 16, 2008 19:08   Comments: 6
Rehabilitating rape victims and families in Congo

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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.

Posted: December 16, 2008 18:13   Comments: 2
Congo’s women mutilated, children sent into battle

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Congo’s women mutilated, children sent into battle

John Prendergast of the ENOUGH project discusses the use of rape as a weapon in eastern Congo as well as prospects for the UN in the region.

Posted: November 7, 2008 16:22   Comments: 7

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