Congo (DRC)

Conflict Minerals in the Congo

Minerals extracted in the DRC are said to fund rebel groups connected with crimes of rape and murder. Advocate groups are working to limit the use of conflict minerals in electronics like cell phones.

Living in Fear: Congo's FDLR

Walikale is notorious, even within eastern Congo. Villagers sleep in the bush for security and return to the village during the day to impersonate normal lives.

Obama's Other War

Can Barack Obama really defeat Central Africa's worst guerrilla warlord?

Lords of Woe

America wants to end the reign of the brutal rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army. But can it?

Now I Was One Of Them: Dakwa

The overwhelming majority – possibly approaching 80 percent – of the Lord's Resistance Army's total force is made up of abducted minors; the rebels' show a distinct preference for adolescent boys between 12 and 16.

Pulitzer Center Congo Footage Airs on Dancing with the Stars, Tuesday 10/19

Footage from Mvemba Phezo Dizolele's reporting project, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where air on Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, October 19. Dancing with the Stars will use the footage to help tell the story of a group of five dancers from the DRC that will be dancing on the show.

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo on Darfur, the LRA

Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo urges American policymakers to take the lead in apprehension efforts, Sudan peace agreement.