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A Short History of Congo (DRC)

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In 1960 the Belgian Congo gains its independence and becomes the Republic of the Congo, the second-largest country in Africa. The country has the world’s largest reserves of cobalt and diamonds, and significant quantities of gold, copper, tungsten, tin... But slavery and decades of corruption have turned it into one of the poorest. Congo's civil war is the world's bloodiest conflict since World War II: more than 5 million people have died, millions more have been driven to the brink by starvation and disease, and several million women and girls have been raped. In 2001, self-proclaimed President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated and his son, Joseph Kabila seized power; he was elected president five years later. Since then the security situation remains volatile and the humanitarian situation has worsened. Learn more about the country, and about organizations and people working hard to make it a safer, better place.



Latest News about Congo on the MagkaSama Project

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News Digest Congo (DRC): Denis Mukwege, Vaccin Ebola, Massacres à Djugu, Athlétisme, Naufrage,…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Congo (DRC) is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque...

News Digest Congo (DRC): Enseignant en grève, Mines de Kolwezi, Ebola à Mangina, Catastrophe Ferroviaire,…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Congo (DRC) is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque...

News Digest Congo (DRC): Djugu et Nizi, Kananga, Ebola, Démocratie en Afrique et Gouvernance…

Published every Monday, and updated daily through the week, our News Digest Congo (DRC) is a selected compilation of recent stories on various topics to keep an eye on, from grassroots groups, major NGOs and international media sources around the world. Available in English and/or French. If you want to send a story idea or news tip, please use the form on this page. Chaque...

The influx of more than 300 000 Congolese migrants from Angola and the situation in Kasai (IRIN)

Last week in this post we wrote about the deteriorating humanitarian and food security situation in the Kasai region, and we also mentioned another issue: in the past weeks, Angola’s crackdown on informal diamond mining had led to the expulsion of 200 000 Congolese migrants and their return could further destabilize Kasai. In an article by IRIN published a few days ago,...

Mobile Film Festival 2018: 51 minutes for Human Rights #StandUp4HumanRights

Ten years ago, to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), our founder Max Dana launched the ’60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary’ Initiative supported by Amnesty International, UNICEF, UNHCR, Human Rights Watch, FIDH, Reporters without Borders, OMCT, UNESCO… This event gave us the opportunity to celebrate Human Rights...



More News related to Congo

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In Focus

Remarkable people in Congo: Denis Mukwege.

Dr. Denis Mukwege, Panzi Hospital - Congo (DRC)

Dr. Denis Mukwege, Panzi Hospital - Congo (DRC)

Visit website: http://www.panzifoundation.org/

Dr. Denis Mukwege founded Panzi Hospital in 1996 as a response to the devastating war that surrounded his community in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a direct outcome of the war, maternal mortality was on the rise, and Dr. Mukwege, a French-trained gynecological surgeon, hoped to improve access to cesarean sections and other obstetric interventions. His first patient, however, wasn't a mother in labor, but a survivor of rape whose vagina and rectum had been destroyed with a knife. Dr. Mukwege was appalled, and as the epidemic of sexual violence flared up along with the pace of the war, he dedicated significant hospital resources to treating women with fistula...



Learn more about the Situation and the Conflicts in Congo

Video to watch and share, organizations and campaigns to support.

Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Friends of the Congo
Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual violence and rape, and widespread looting of Congo’s spectacular natural wealth...LEARN MORE

The High Price of Gold

by Ross Domoney & Diane Taylor
The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC is exposed in this powerful short doc. Driven from their land, they work in mines as slaves in a desperate bid to protect themselves from rape. "They came into houses and raped and killed children. They raped my two-year-old daughter," recounts Irene, who is now living in the UK. Since 1997, various militias have been fighting for Congo's vast mineral wealth in a bitter conflict for which women are largely paying the price... LEARN MORE

Blood in the Mobile, a documentary by Frank Poulsen

Why phones are financing war in Congo
We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side. The main part of minerals used to produce cell phones are coming from the mines in the Eastern DR Congo. The Western World is buying these so-called conflict minerals and thereby finances a civil war that, according to human rights organisations, has been the bloodiest conflict since World War II... LEARN MORE

I'm a Mac... and I've Got a Dirty Secret

Raise Hope For Congo, A campaign of the Enough Project
Hello, I'm a Mac, and I'm helping fuel the war in the Congo -- the deadliest war in the world. So are PCs, cell phones, digital cameras and other electronics. That's what Apple's famous ads don't tell you. So actor/activist Brooke Smith and cinematographer Steven Lubensky teamed up with actors Joshua Malina and John Lehr to create a version that sets the record straight... LEARN MORE



Messages for Congo

You can share your experience or show your support by sending a Message. View more on this page.




Book recommendations

List of books from our previous reading groups, suggested by our Members and/or submitted by readers of the MagkaSama Project. We welcome your suggestions (here) for books to be added to this list!

Congo: The Epic History of a People By David Van Reybrouck
Plaidoyer pour la vie By Denis Mukwege
Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country by Tim Butcher
Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place
Coltan
A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman
Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe
Le viol, une arme de terreur : Dans le sillage du docteur Mukwege by In Koli Jean Bofane
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa By Jason Stearns
Journey to the Heart of Darkness: Remembering Congo's Forgotten By Trésor Yenyi
Congo By Michael Crichton
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa Paperback By Adam Hochschild

Congo on Twitter

We created a Twitter List: En Route to Congo. We added many Twitter accounts from Congolese civil society groups, organizations working in Congo, as well as other organizations abroad, and campaigns to support. We invite you to follow them to learn more about Congo!

Edith Brou

Donald Trump:: "Si Oracle et Walmart ne prennent pas le contrôle total de TikTok Global, alors nous n'approuverons pas l'accord. » lesechos.fr/tech-medias/hi…

POLITICO.CD

#RDC Le parti Congo na Biso menace de saisir la justice contre l’usage abusif de sa dénomination politico.cd/encontinu/2020…

ACTUALITE.CD

Une semaine désormais que F. Lendo,directeur dela Radio Losanganya,est détenu après une plainte de S. Mukamadi,concernant des propos qu'il aurait tenus.«Les déclarations incriminées ont été faites par un avocat!Qu'attend la justice pour libérer ce journaliste» s’interroge @RSF_fr pic.twitter.com/ZXK0SoSa4G

Radio Okapi

Ituri : Thomas Lubanga appelle les groupes armés à déposer les armes radiookapi.net/2020/09/22/act… pic.twitter.com/jpw7iQ5Xdl

Radio Okapi

Coronavirus au Sud-Kivu : le PNUD débloque 28 000 USD pour des dispositifs de lavage des mains radiookapi.net/2020/09/22/act… pic.twitter.com/WAHTRD8mjv

UNICEF en RDC

« Ebola est passé mais le maintien de l’hygiène reste de rigueur » Gisèle habite dans une des zones affectées par la précédente épidémie d'Ebola à l'est de la RD #Congo. L'UNICEF continue à améliorer l'accès de la population à l'eau potable 💧 pic.twitter.com/OEZ5UnTQkf

Peace One Day

What a performance from Jesse Royal during the Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience! Watch the full event on our website! bit.ly/2NTKJ36 #UN75 #shapingpeacetogether #GlobalGoals #AvonWorldwide #SpeakOut #Lipton #qualityconnections #Liptonicetea #bettertogether pic.twitter.com/GEMBAryXuT

Edith Brou

Même mon autre pays de rêve est touché par la récession 😭 Le stress financier causé par la pandémie a fait surgir des tensions qui étaient sous-jacentes entre la population locale et les communautés d’expatriés. Or Singagpour est l'économie la + ouverte courrierinternational.com/art…

POLITICO.CD

Léopards: sans Bakambu, le groupe de Sengi Biembe pour affronter le #Burkina Faso et le #Maroc sports.cd/2020/09/22/leo…

Radio Okapi

Nord-Kivu : 2 morts et un centre de santé incendié lors d'une attaque des ADF à Musuku radiookapi.net/2020/09/22/act… pic.twitter.com/tpwWdyHbU1

ACTUALITE.CD

RDC: les réseaux sociaux et nos enfants, parents soyons vigilants (Tribune de la députée nationale Véronique Lumanu) actualite.cd/2020/09/22/rdc…

ACTUALITE.CD

Florimond Muteba à propos de la plainte déposée par José Makila: « Nous sommes en train de constituer le collectif pour réagir et défendre l’ODEP et la population » bit.ly/3cnJQuZ pic.twitter.com/TOwOtkWI5v

Céline Schmitt

Les villes jouent un rôle clef dans l’accompagnement et l’information des personnes en exil. Elle doivent être soutenues, pour trouver des solutions. twitter.com/unhcrfrance/st…

n e l l  o k i e

Lamont orders fines for those who flout rules on mask-wearing and large party limits wp.me/paQK0g-3PhR via ctmirror #Connecticut #Masks #Fines

Richard Kapend

Je cherche des recommandations sur une application téléphonique que je peux utiliser pour enregistrer un entretien / une conversation téléphonique sur le même appareil. Merci Any suggestions for an app to record live telephone conversation or interviews please?

ACTUALITE.CD

Kasaï Central : cinquante femmes et filles en formation sur le leadership à Kananga bit.ly/32PxZ5Q pic.twitter.com/b5KAh4DQ3K

Radio Okapi

Matchs amicaux RD Congo-Burkina Faso et Maroc: 28 joueurs présélectionnés radiookapi.net/2020/09/22/act… pic.twitter.com/mxtFiSiwVx

Edith Brou

Pour info, Linkedin est le seul réseau social occidental autorisé en Chine.

POLITICO.CD

Linafoot : Deux joueurs ghanéens et un gabonais débarquent en RDC pour signer dans Simba de #Kolwezi sports.cd/2020/09/22/lin…


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