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Intervention in the Congo?

At the Daily Beast, Congolese activist Annie Rashidi-Mulumba laments that the United Nations has not played a more constructive role in resolving Congo's civil war.  She also seems to welcome the forthcoming exit of UN peacekeeping troops, engineered by Congolese president Joseph Kabilla. She writes:

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Voice of the Voiceless is Silenced

The New York Times reported today on the killing of a Congolese human rights activities. Floribert Chebeya Bahizire was found dead in his car on June 2nd, in the Mont Ngafula neighborhood of Kinshasa.

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Democratic Republic of Congo: a new strategy for the UN?

Yesterday, in a new report, Human Rights Watch condemned the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for its December 2009 killing of “at least 321 civilians, abducting 250 others, including at least 80 children, during a previously unreported four-day rampage in the Makombo area of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.”

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If The World Can Mobilize Like This for Haiti, Why Not for Sexual Violence in Congo?

On Tuesday evening, I received a short email from Mark.  The message was this:

"massive, 7.0 earthquake in Haiti. really, really devastating"

Mark is an even-tempered and measured guy and I knew that he wouldn't exaggerate the severity of the situation.

In the days since the quake struck, I've tried, like so many millions of people, to do as much as possible to raise awareness, donate money, and help the victims of the Haiti catastrophe.