“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.
In the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is ground zero for one of the world's deadliest, most persistent conflicts. Portraits of some of the players in a long struggle for peace.
A day in the life of a young girl in Goma: Going to school, spending time with family, and hoping for peace.
A river journey up the Congo River by pirogue is a study in wild beauty, marginalized and isolated peoples, and a mighty resource for trade and transport that is almost wholly untapped.
In Congo, Chinese are settling in with businesses and bargains that locals love. At one copper smelting plant, Chinese and locals work together but live apart.
What does China see in Congo, the world’s poorest nation? An opportunity for big business. Learn more in a new e-book from Jacob Kushner.
New interviews detail horrific atrocities in Congo, where victims and rapists gave firsthand accounts to a British filmmaker.
Mack El Sambo is the lead singer of the band "Peaceful Generation." His only weapons are his guitar and his voice. Together with his band he writes protest songs about the violence in Eastern Congo.
Lloyd-Davies travelled to Minova in South Kivu province to report on the horror of the thousands of rape cases perpetrated by the Congolese national army, which is now facing its victims in court.
Control of Eastern Congo’s minerals has been a key driver in the fighting that has killed over 5 million people. A new project may have the answer – to produce conflict-free tin from a mine.
A Dutch royal has a plan to end the violence that 'conflict minerals' have caused in South Kivu. Will it work?
Last November, hundreds of women and children were raped in Minova, on the shores of Lake Kivu, by soldiers from the Congolese national army.
ENOUGH is sponsoring a video contest to raise awareness of the connection between the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the world's demand for electronic products - especially cell phones.
Photojournalist Carlos Villalon has worked for news organizations around the world. He traveled throughout eastern Congo between April and June of 2006, documenting the impact of war, coltan mining and trade on daily life. The Pulitzer Center is pleased to present his work and commentary here, as a supplement to the Center's own project on Congo.