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Congo (DRC)

Eastern Congo: The Plight of the Banyamulenge

For decades, the Banyamulenge people of eastern Congo have found themselves foreigners in their own country. In January 2014, they met with Russ Feingold, the U.S. special envoy to the region.

Congo: Stand Proud for Polio Survivors

At StandProud, a center for youth with physical disabilities, a 15-year old with polio learns to walk. Others play soccer for the first time.

Russ Feingold in Congo

In late January 2014, Feingold led an American delegation across Congo. His goal: to help get the Congolese government to start acting like a state.

Congo: Dance for Change

Chiku Lwambo, dancer, director and choreographer, speaks about the power of dance to affect change in Congo. Together with his twin Chito he has formed a revolutionary dance company called Busara.

Youth Basketball Is Transforming Lives in Africa

A program in eastern Congo called PJB or Promote Youth Basketball attracts 600 youth, ages 5 to 25. "You play hard, you work hard," says its founder Dario Merlo. "You also learn to be a 'good guy.'"

In Congo Tough Talk From the UN’s Top General

“We must come here with some will, to take some risks, to take some action.” Excerpts from a Pulitzer Center interview with the UN’s military commander in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Social Media Week: Innovations in the Developing World

Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.

Interview with Falling Whistles

Sean Carasso founded Falling Whistles, non-profit that campaigns for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sells whistles to rehabilitate war-affected children.

Michael Kavanagh is a Finalist for Prestigious Radio Award

Michael Kavanagh's "A Call to Rebels," which aired on NPR's On the Media and is part of his The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC reporting project, is a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotion Awards. The recognition comes in the Best Special Report category.

For 52 years the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotions Awards has recognized The World's Best Work in radio broadcasting.