Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo

The Trouble with the Congo

I interviewed political scientist (and former aid worker)  Severine Autesserre about her new book The Trouble with the Congo for How We Got Here #53. She’s done some really interesting work on violence in Congo and the failures of peacebuilding there.


More on Congo

Just to note that the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has some great stuff up on the crisis in Eastern Congo (stories, background resources, Q & A).  Michael Kavanagh’s reporting is thorough and thoughtful, including this radio piece he did last week for PRI’s The World.  Here’s TW’s Congo page.

And lest I forget, Global Voices is also doing great stuff.

Rape as a Weapon of War

The UN Security Council takes on the issue tomorrow. Listen to my preview on today’s show here and my coverage from the DRC which aired in January here.

Other links:

AIDS-Free World

Human Rights Watch

International Crisis Group

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

UN Security Council

US Mission to the UN