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Congo (DRC)

Field Notes on Konzo in the DRC

Photojournalist Neil Brandvold recounts his journey to a village called Kahemba, or "The Town of Suffering," to look for those afflicted by Konzo.

DRC: UN Peacekeepers in Dungu

In Dungu’s Belgian chateau, UN peacekeepers maintain a small base where they have partied for nearly a decade. To reach Dungu means navigating a highway that has been a hotbed of LRA activity.

November 18, 2016

Laboratory Earth

Daniel Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

October 05, 2016

Konzo in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Neil Brandvold, Amy Maxmen

Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.

August 02, 2016

Project Kirotshe: Rebuilding Hope in Eastern Congo

Daniel Socha

Over the past two decades fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has torn through the region, leaving widespread poverty and hopelessness. Project Kirotshe helps one community rebuild hope through a youth running program.

June 06, 2016

Truck Crashes Dent East Africa Economy

Beatrice Obwocha

Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.

March 03, 2016

The Last Days of Joseph Kony

David Gauvey Herbert

The Lord's Resistance Army is in remission. Ugandan forces will soon be heading home. But a radio network tracking the rebel group's movements indicates Joseph Kony is mounting a comeback.

March 11, 2014

Russ Feingold in the Congo

Stuart A. Reid

For two decades, the eastern Congo has been ravaged by civil war. Can a former U.S. senator help bring peace?

October 30, 2013

Peacekeepers: The Congo Case

Jon Sawyer, Kenny Katombe

UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.

October 25, 2013

Congo's Children

Kem Knapp Sawyer, Jon Sawyer

Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.

April 11, 2013

Congo: Consequences of a Conflict with No End

Fiona Lloyd-Davies, Pete Jones

With suffering in Congo unabated, a series of multimedia projects examines a ‘conflict-free’ tin mine and investigates the mass rape of civilians during the November 2012 rebellion.

Meet the Journalist: Peter Gwin

How does a country fail? Peter Gwin spent three years traveling to the Central African Republic to look at how a rebellion destroyed the nation and what's happened to its wealth of resources.

Meet the Journalist: Neil Brandvold

Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kem Knapp Sawyer Keynotes Model UN conference

Pulitzer Center editor Kem Knapp Sawyer opened the Global Classrooms Model UN conference with a talk on child soldiers—and on programs aimed at helping them find "the resilience to begin again."

Does Congo Really Need Us?

Some of the biggest criticisms of international aid are coming from self-reflective aid workers who question their role and the role of their employers in developing nations.

This Week: The President's Wealth

This week: President Kabila's vast network of family-owned businesses, a comedy group in India fights ISIS with laughter, and Syrian refugees look for a sense of belonging in Germany.