The struggle for Congolese political opposition to raise global awareness of Kabila’s vote schemes
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Damning report reveals truth behind genocidal Joseph Kony’s Firestone Company ties in rubber trade
Now legendary plunder of Zimbabwe’s wealth detailed in dictator Robert Mugabe corruption probe
Violence against women in violent Congo conflict areas has become regular feature of instability plagued region but new group of Congolese men have started a new program to protect women from attack
Africa’s population giant desperately needs free and fair elections to begin exit from decades of instability as UN helps with election preparations in Congo
We are currently in the midst of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign begins on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and concludes on International Human Rights Day (December 10).
UN Secretary General slams mass violence of Joseph Kony genocide perpetrated by militia
International wanted man hunt seek war criminal but aiding warlord Joseph Kony is Sudanese support
Violent history has left Pygmy activist in Congo without strong political unity despite dangers
Dictatorship has failed to stop endemic violence and poverty as protests seek ouster of Kabila